Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2022)
Director: Bianca Stigter Run Time: 71 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021
Starring: Helena Bonham Carter
Country: Netherlands, United Kingdom
Language: English, Polish, German, Yiddish
About the film:
World Premiere at the 2021 Venice Film Festival followed by Telluride, Toronto and Sundance. A priceless historic record, three minutes of footage shot by David Kurtz in 1938 are the only moving images remaining of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland before the Holocaust. Based on the book “Three Minutes in Poland” by David’s grandson Glenn Kurtz, Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2022) explores the human stories hidden within the celluloid.
“A poetic meditation on film, history, and loss… Stigter shows that in the right hands, with the right pair of eyes, three minutes can contain an entire world.”
—Joe Blessing for The Playlist
About the filmmaker:
Bianca Stigter is a historian and cultural critic. Originally from the Netherlands and now based in London, she made the short essay films Three Minutes – Thirteen Minutes – Thirty Minutes (2014) and I Kiss This Letter – Farewell Letters from Amsterdammers (2018). She is associate producer of Steve McQueen’s feature films 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Widows (2018). In 2019, she published the book “Atlas of an Occupied City: Amsterdam 1940-1945”.
Three Minutes: A Lengthening (2022) is her documentary feature film debut.See our upcoming films