Watching The Moon at Night


Watching The Moon at Night
reż|dir Joanna Helander, Bo Persson | SE | 2015 | 90 min
prod|pro scen|wr Joanna Helander, Bo Persson zdj|ph Wojciech Staroń, Radek Ładczuk, Kacper Lisowski muz|mus Zygmunt Konieczny, Matti Bye & Mattias Olsson, Ruth Fazal,, Piotr Leschenko mon|ed Agnieszka Glińska, Robert Ciodyk, Bartek Pietra, Kasia Boniecka ob|cast Walter Laqueur, Dan Alon Teresa Jiménez-Becerril, Lars Bergander dys|dis Kino Koszyk HB, Film i Väst


What is the connection between European nazism and fascism of the last century and the lethal terrorism of today? Who are the godfathers of contemporary terrorist groups? “Watching the Moon at Night” - a creative documentary with a personal tone, looks at contemporary terrorism and anti-Semitism. “Watching the Moon at Night” gives a voice to the victims of terrorist attacks in recent years: Cherifa from Algeria, Arnold from Jerusalem, Clara from Columbia, Teresa from Spain, Juliette from New York and Michael from Northern Ireland. With great courage, these men and women reflect on their personal stories while analyzing the political circumstances that claimed the lives of their loved ones. “Watching the Moon at Night” focuses on the victims’ experiences and juxtaposes them against the views of world experts in this field.

2015 IFF Jewish Motifs – Golden Warsaw Phoenix nomination

Joanna Helander (1948) Director of documentary films, awarded photographer. Born in Ruda Śląska to a Polish-German-Jewish family. Studied Romance Studies at the Jagiellonian University, but in 1968 she was arrested for protesting against the invasion on Czechoslovakia. In 1971 emigrated to Sweden. Her returns to Poland became an inspiration in her creative work.

Bo Persson – Swedish director and screenwriter, an ambassador of Polish culture. Studied philosophy, anthropology, and film at the universities in Gothenburg and Stockholm, and in 1974-1976 he studied French literature at the Sorbonne and at the École pratique des hautes études in Paris. Since the 70s he has often travelled to Central Europe, where he cooperated with the democratic opposition.

2015 Wieczorem patrzą na księżyc | Watching The Moon at Night
1994 Powroty | Aterkomster | Returning
1992 Teatr Ósmego Dnia | Teater attonde dagen | Eighth Day Theatre

© Festiwal Filmu i Sztuki Dwa Brzegi Kazimierz Dolny Janowiec nad Wisłą
Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow