Three Minutes – A Lengthening

Three Minutes – A Lengthening
dir. Bianca Stigter/The Netherlands, UK/2021/68 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lalka

Home movies may be the most haunting cinema of all, taking on the lustre of loss and mortality with each passing year. The videos Glenn Kurtz found in his parents’ home in Florida were rarer and more precious still. Bianca Stigter transforms David Kurtz’s shimmering images from over 80 years ago into a remarkable meditation on what it means for a lost community to be captured on film. Instead of 8mm stock, Kurtz shot on colour 16mm film. His footage gives Stigter rich material to illustrate the detective work needed to recover the stories of Polish village Nasielsk, destroyed not soon afterwards by the Holocaust.


  • projection time:
    68 min.
  • country/year:
    The Netherlands, UK /2021
  • director:
    Bianca Stigter
  • pictures:
    David Kurtz
  • production:
    Floor Onrust / Family Affair Films
  • festivals and awards:
    2021 – Venice IFF; 2021 – Telluride FF; 2021 – Toronto IFF; 2021 – DOC NYC New York; 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam

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