YEARS, 13 MINUTES
(13 LAT, 13 MINUT)
2007, 49 min.,
Polish with English subtitles
TVP Lublin for TVP Polonia
A story of two boys from Poland and Hungary, Romek Strzalkowski
and Peter Mansfeld, who found themselves in the turmoil
of the dramatic 1956 events taking place in two countries
of Central Europe. They are both legendary figures of
Poznan '56 and Budapest '56. 13-year-old Romek was the
youngest victim of the first workers' rebellion against
communist authorities in Poland. We get to know what
the communist regime was capable of. Because of the
cruelty of his oppressors, Peter's death took 13 minutes.
Director and scriptwriter. Polish Television journalist
for the last 20 years. He graduated from History and
Journalism Department of Warsaw University. Author and
director of numerous TV documentaries and TV shows.
For his work he was awarded with the Golden Screen Award.
His filmography includes "English Lesson"
(Lekcja angielskiego, 2007), "Henryk Slawik. Polish
Wallenberg" (Henryk Slawik. Polski Wallenberg,
2004), "My Father Henryk Slawik" (Moj tata
Henryk Slawik, 2003)
November 13th, 2008 at 7pm (GALLERY THEATRE)