Panufnik documentary wins prestigious award

My Father, The Iron Curtain and Me (Polish title Tata zza żelaznej kurtyny), a joint commission by the European Broadcasting Union, BBC and Poland’s TVP, is a deeply moving film following Panufnik’s artist and record producer son, Jem, as he traces his father’s footsteps and attempts to discover how he coped with the severe conditions and restrictions imposed on him through the long years of Nazi occupation and then in Soviet-controlled Warsaw.

Directed by Krzyzstof Rzączyński, the programme won first prize at last year’s prestigious NURT Documentary Festival, as well as being shortlisted for the History Makers Award 2011 in New York.

 

You can see a recently broadcast interview with the director (in Polish) with clips of the film here.

 

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