Zlota Street

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Film Info
Country Listing:Poland
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Revisionaries
Film Subjects:Eastern Europe
Families & Family Relationships
Jewish Interest
Race & Multiculturalism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tomasz Knittel
Producer(s):Maciej Puczynski
Tomasz Knittel
Editor(s):Arek Iwaniuk
Writer(s):Tomasz Knittel
Cinematography:Maciej Puczynski
Composer:José Manuel Albán Juárez
Sound:Filip Kuncewicz


Revisionaries: A new lens on the past to re-imagine the future

Krzysztof and Ida are the live-in landlords of an old tenement in Warsaw, returned to Krzysztof’s family as its rightful Jewish heirs under the reprivatization process. The building is home to Afghan, Ukrainian and Syrian residents and stands as a powerful microcosm of multiculturalism. Zlota Street is about contemporary Poland and searching for your place in the world, while challenging the history and politics of invasion and discrimination. What is origin and what is inheritance? Why are some newcomers welcomed and others denied? Krzysztof is especially engaged in the illusory aspects of nationalism as it relates to identity. He wants to be something other than the "Polish Jew," defined by the past and by war, while his tenants similarly struggle between difference and acceptance. Should home be a nation or a nationality at all, a place you feel grateful for or simply a safe space where you're free to be yourself? Angie Driscoll

Co-presented with Ekran - Toronto Polish Film Festival

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