Spring 1941

Director: Uri Barbash

directed by Uri Barbash written by Motti Lerner director of photography Ryszard Lenczewski PSC music by Misha Segal production design by Wojciech Żogała costume design by Małgorzata Zacharska edited by Tova Asher sound by Gil Toren make up Marcin Rodak production manager Jacek Gawryszczak

cast Joseph Fiennes (Artur), Clare Higgins (Clara), Neve Mcintosh (Młoda Clara), Kelly Harrison (young Emilia), Maria Pakulnis (Emilia), Sinead Matthews (Tania), Łukasz Simlat (Władek), Mirosław Baka (Stefan)

produced by Praxis Films, 3 Habarzel St., Ramat Hachayal, Tel Aviv, Izrael, phone +972 77 700 41 20, fax +972 77 700 41 27, www.praxisfilms.co.il; Opus Film, Łąkowa 29, 90-554 Łódź, phone +48 42 634 55 26, fax +48 42 634 55 49, www.opusfilm.com co-produced by Telewizja Poland – Film Agency producers Eviatar Dotan, Rami Damri, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska co-financed by The Polish Film Institute; Joshua Rabinovitch Foundation For The Arts – Cinema Project & Recanati Foundtion distribution open
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, 124′
Israel – Poland 2008

 

The story takes place in the 1970s. Clara, a famous pianist, returns to Poland after many years to perform in a concert. The horrifying Holocaust memories, of being hidden with her husband in the house of a Polish peasant are slow, are slowly coming back.

 

Uri Barbash
Israeli director and scriptwriter. Director dozen feature films and couple of tv series.

Filmography (selected)
1982: Ot Kain; Gabi Ben Yakar; 1984: Me’Ahorei Hasoragim; 1991: Z’man Emet, 1992: LelakekTatut; 2006: Melah Ha’arets