Glass Negatives

During the renovation of a house in Lublin in 2010, the workers discovered a wall that was not marked in the building’s blueprints. Behind it, they found a collection of photos on glass plates. The collection consists of over 2,700 glass negatives portraying people who lived in Lublin almost 100 years ago. The author of the film joins Tal Schwartz, a voluntary in the Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre Centre, in search for the answers to such questions as: Who made the photos? Who were the people captured in them? Their quest leads them to Israel where they reach people who may help to solve the mystery.

  • 60th KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL – Polish Competition, Poland (2020), premiere
Glass Negatives
(2019)
Runtime: 39 min
Genre: documentary
Premiere: 2020
Director: Jan Borowiec
Screenplay: Jan Borowiec
Cast: Marcin Sudziński, Tal Schwartz, Krzysztof Janus, Mikołaj Grynberg, Mieczysław Zych, Irit Hass, Hana Rozbruch, Regina Winograd, David Skolsky,Tzvi Meir
Director of photography: Jakub Kowalczyk
Production designer: Szymon Uberman
Edited by: Marcin Szymański
Music: Kroke
Sound: Grzegorz Kucharski
Sound on location: Dariusz Wancerz, Grzegorz Kucharski, Michał Kaźmierczak
Producer: Wojciech Marczewski, Karolina Mróz, Zuzanna Król
Production management: Rafał Kęska, Agnieszka Calik, Joanna Tatko, Iga Wójcik, Karolina Aleksa
Co-financed by: Polish Film Institute
Production: Wajda Studio
Distribution: Go 2 Films (worldwide)
Production cooperation: Ubi Leones
Artistic supervision: Maciej Cuske
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