Polish premiere of “Glass Negatives” at the 60. Krakow Film Festival

Kadr z filmu Szklane negatywy

We are delighted to share the news that “Glass negatives” by Jan Borowiec, produced by Wajda Studio will have its Polish premiere during 60. Krakow Film Festival.

Polish premiere in Polish Competition at 60. Krakow Film Festival

A documentary film “Glass negatives” by Jan Borowiec, produced by Wajda Studio, is among the titles that have qualified for the Polish Competition at the 60. Krakow Film Festival. The film is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

“Glass Negatives”

The idea of the film was born as a result of an extraordinary discovery.

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.

“Glass Negatives” Facebook page.
More information about the film at Wajda School website.

Creators and further details

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
Producers: 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
Production cooperation: Ubi Leones
Artistic supervision: Maciej Cuske
Partners:  Ubi leones | DI Factory | La fémis | Związek Gmin Wyznaniowych Żydowskich w Polsce | Ośrodek Brama Grodzka Teatr NN

Project developed under the DOK PRO programme in Wajda School and the Archidoc course in La Fémis