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THREE MINUTES – A LENGTHENING

Bianca Stigter

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Documentary . 69' . Netherlands . 2021 . EN / ST : FR/NL

THREE MINUTES – A LENGTHENING presents a home movie shot by David Kurtz in 1938 in a Jewish town in Poland and tries to postpone its ending. The film is a haunting essay about history and memory. As long as we are watching, history is not over yet. The three minutes of footage, mostly in color, are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust. Those precious minutes are examined moment by moment to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. Different voices enhance the images: Glenn Kurtz, grandson of David Kurtz, and Maurice Chandler, who appears in the footage as a young boy. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter.

In the presence of the director

Festival : Toronto – TIFF 2021
TIFF Docs
Telluride FF 2021
Sundance Film Festival 2022 Spotlight

National premiere

STARRING

WRITER

Bianca Stigter

DIRECTOR

Bianca Stigter

 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

David Kurtz

SOUND

Mark Glynne

FILM EDITING

Katharina Wartena

MUSIC

Wilko Sterke

PRODUCTION

Family Affair Films

Bianca Stigter

Bianca Stigter author, filmmaker

Bianca Stigter is a historian and cultural critic. She made the short film essays Three Minutes – Thirteen Minutes – Thirty Minutes (2014) And I Kiss This Letter – Farewell Letters From Amsterdammers (2018). She is associate producer of Steve McQueen’s feature films 12 Years A Slave And Widows. In 2019 she published the book “Atlas of an Occupied City: Amsterdam 1940-1945“.

FILMOGRAPHY

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