The Norwid Library in Cottbus' twin city Zielona Góra is hosting the Kozzi Krafftówna Łomnicki Film and Theater Festival in mid-June.
As a teaser, Jan P. Matuszynski's LEAVE NO TRACES was shown on May 12 in cooperation with FilmFestival Cottbus.
The feature film about the story of a teenager who died in a police operation against opposition activists during the times of martial law in Poland in the early 1980s, which was covered up by politics and the judiciary, won the award for Best Director at FFC 2021.
Bernd Buder, program director of the FFC, spoke with Malgorzata Grelak of the Norwid Library after the screening about the film and its relevance. The audience reacted very emotionally to the story, which is based on an authentic case. References to current events were also made, as in many countries the law is still being manipulated and systematically broken, and responsibilities are swept under the table - with traumatic consequences for those affected.
LEAVE NO TRACES describes the case of that time with a mixture of documentary rigor, cool precision and empathetic compassion and is - unfortunately - still or already again topical.
The Kozzi Krafftówna Łomnicki Film and Theater Festival will take place June 10-14 in Zielona Góra.
Joshua Jádi, Deputy Program Director of the FFC, will be a guest there, presenting some German film in the program and serving on the jury.