vera-gran_wiera-gran

SYNOPSIS

“It was a human story. The story of an accusation that couldn’t be refuted” but which also could not be proved; an accusation that Jewish singer Vera Gran performed for the Gestapo and denounced her own people to the Nazis. “She had it all. All that a rising star could ask for: beauty, amazing voice and music flowing in her veins. She was so shy at the beginning of her career that she used to perform from behind curtain.”   Was she a traitor and collaborator or the victim of resentment and malicious gossip?  This documentary is a tale of a famous and beautiful woman whose life turned into the never-ending escape from her notorius reputation.

MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ
Born in Cieplice Śląskie in 1954.  Director and screenwriter.  Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (Painting Department 1978) and from the University of Silesia in Katowice (1982).  She has made many documentary films and TV dramas.  In 2003 she received a Polish-German Journalism Award in the category of television. In 2008, she completed PhD degree in Film. In 2013, for outstanding achievements in the study, documenting and remembering the history of March ‘68 she was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Order of the Rebirth of Poland. Her internationally acclaimed documentary films have been frequently awarded worldwide.

SCREENINGS

GALLERY THEATRE
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL)

WEDNESDAY, 11/15/2017 7:30

2012, 67 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles

Direction/Reżyseria
MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ

Script/Scenariusz
AGATA TUSZYŃSKA

Cinematography/Zdjęcia
ITA ZBRONIEC-ZAJT

Editing/Montaż
GRAŻYNA GRADOŃ

Sound/Dźwięk
MACIEJ KALIŃSKI

Produced by/Produkcja
LARGO STUDIO

Producer/Producent
AGNIESZKA TRACZEWSKA

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