Three Minutes – A Lengthening, 2021, Bianca Stigter

Three Minutes – A Lengthening

Bianca Stigter, NL/UK 2021
Screenplay: Bianca Stigter after Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film by Glenn Kurtz; Cinematography: David Kurtz; Editing: Katharina Wartena; Music: Wilko Sterke; Voice-Over: Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Kurtz, Moszek Tuchendler. DCP, color and b/w, 68 min. English/Polish/Yiddish/German with English subtitles 
During his trip through Europe in August 1938, the American traveler David Kurtz filmed three minutes of everyday life in a small, predominantly Jewish city in Poland. Of the three thousand Jews who lived there, less than one hundred would survive the Holocaust. Seventy years later, his grandson, musician and author Glenn Kurtz, found the footage and set off on a multi-year search for traces of the places and people immortalized on these few meters of small-gauge film. The result: a book, as exciting as a thriller, which was filmed in 2021 by Dutch artist Bianca Stigter – a formally radical essay film whose images consist entirely of David Kurtz's footage. A stirring, thrilling work about film, memory, and history. We are proud to present the film's Austrian premiere. (M.L.)

With Bianca Stigter and Glenn Kurtz in attendance
Austrian Premiere

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