Korczak (film)

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Monument in Warsaw
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Produced by Janusz Morgenstern
Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Regina Ziegler
Written by Agnieszka Holland
Starring Wojciech Pszoniak
Ewa Dalkowska
Music by Wojciech Kilar
Cinematography Robby Müller
Edited by Ewa Smal
Release date(s) May 6, 1990
Running time 113 minutes
Country Poland
Language Polish

Korczak, is a 1990 film by Andrzej Wajda shot in black-and-white, about Polish-Jewish humanitarian Janusz Korczak. It was screened out of competition at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The epic was bitterly attacked during its Festival screening by some political commentators in France,[citation needed] notably, by virulently anti-Polish Claude Lanzmann,[citation needed] who would prefer to see the Poles being portrayed as the villains.[citation needed] Yet, among its strongest defendants was Marek Edelman, the Polish Jew who survived the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Wajda himself, saw the idea of showing the children being led into the Treblinka gas chambers as repulsive.[2][3]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Korczak". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  2. ^ Stephen Engelberg (April 14, 1991). "FILM; Wajda's 'Korczak' Sets Loose the Furies". Collections. Film. The New York Times. Retrieved October 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Ewa Mazierska (June 15, 2007). "Adapt to Survive and Express Oneself" (Google books preview). The Cinema of a Cultural Traveller. I.B.Tauris. pp. 157–158. Retrieved February 16, 2013. 

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