Two Rembrandts in the Garden

Release date: 25-02-2011
Director: Jerzy Śladkowski

written and directed by Jerzy Śladkowski directors of photography Andrzej Szulkowski, Małgorzata Szyłak, Mateusz Wajda, Magdalena Górka sound by Zbigniew Waraksa music by Henryk Kuźniak edited by Agnieszka Bojanowska PSM, Jakub Śladkowski PSM animation Ulf Roland Larsson production managers Tomasz Gaj, Agnes Fisher

cast Mark Atkin, David Atkin, Nigel Atkin, Cath Atkin, Douglas Atkin, Morris Schrage, Michael Schrage, Martha Schrage, Mark Widawer, Dick Arey, Symcha Keller, Jerzy Kropiwnicki, Bogdan Klich, Jarosław Nowak, Maria Wentlandt-Walkiewicz, Katarzyna Wianecka, Marta Lewandowska, Aneta Sadko, Lucjan Nowacki, Zbigniew Derda
executive producers H. W. Pausch, Marek Nowowiejski, Daniel Petry produced by Bow and Axe Entertainment Ltd., Context TV, ARTE, TVP distributed by Krakow Film Foundation film website www.dwarembrandty.pl

colour, 79 min.
Poland-Germany 2009

 

They lived in a splendid townhouse on Gdańska street in Łódź. They ran a prosperous rubber factory. Then the war came. They managed to flee from Poland at the last minute.

 

Today, grandchildren of surviving Jews come to their ancestors’ hometown in search of valuables allegedly buried by their grandfathers before the escape. Unfortunately the family house is now a military building. In their search for family heirlooms, will the protagonists have to face the Polish army?

 

Jerzy Śladkowski
Born in 1945. Graduated in Classical Studies from the University of Toruń, and in Journalism from the University of Warsaw. Documentary filmmaker, focusing on social issues.