Illuminator

Director: Piotr Zarębski

written & directed by Piotr Zarębski director of photography Piotr Zarębski music by Jacek Wójcik edited by Henryk Szczepański sound by Andrzej Żabicki production manager Danuta Kwiatkowska produced by Marta Tv & Film, Telewizja Polska (Łódź) co-financed by Agencja Produkcji Filmowej
colour, 54′
Poland 2005

A documentary about Arthur Szyk, the greatest miniaturist of the 20th century. Famous for his caricatures published in Great Britain and the USA during and after the 2nd World War. He was a Jewish Polish patriot and his two most famous works, “Haggadah” and “The Statute of Kalish” reflected his outlook. He actively supported Israel. Finding refuge in the USA during the 2nd World War he become an American patriot and produced the internationally famous series of paintings “Washington and His Times” and the “Declaration of Independence” now in the Congressional Library in Washington, D.C.

 

Piotr Zarębski
Born in 1956. Graduated from the National Film School in Łódź. Director, cinematographer and producer.