OF ANIMALS AND MEN

POLISH TITLE: O ZWIERZĘTACH I LUDZIACH

Recently, this story has been presented in the feature film “The Zookeeper's Wife” starring Jessica Chastain. Now, we can learn more about its real-life protagonists – Antonina and Jan Żabińskis. Before WWII, they ran the Warsaw zoo which, during the war, gave shelter to many people, mostly Jews. This extraordinary tale of courage and great passion is made of archival materials, staged fragments and testimonies of witnesses and survivors. There is also an underlying story, a slightly surreal take on the common fate of people and animals.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
71'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Łukasz Czajka
SCRIPT:
Łukasz Czajka
DOP:
Kacper Czubak
EDITOR:
Jakub Piątek
MUSIC:
Marcin Masecki
PRODUCTION:
Autograf Karol Wożbiński
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