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Studio Filmowe KALEJDOSKOP



The Girl from a Reading Primer (2010)


It is a portrait of Alina Margolis-Edelman, who – as a child – met Marian Falski, an author of the Polish most popular reading primer, and she appeared one of the main characters in the book. Then Alina attended The Nursing School, an unusual place in the Warsaw Ghetto. She was married to Marek Edelman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.


Alina Margolis-Edelman emigrated from Poland after March 1968 anti-Semitic action of the communist regime. She was a participant of “Doctors without Borders” expeditions, a French organization helping to save life and health of children all over the world. She was also a “God Mother” to various organizations bringing help in many ways to harmed and ill children.

Alina Margolis died, but materials that we recorded with her participation remained.

  • written and directed: Edyta Wróblewska
  • cinematographer: Piotr Niemyjski
  • edited by: Grzegorz Mazur, Urszula Laskowska
  • animation by: Jacek Łupina
  • music: Marcin Kuczewski
  • sound mixer: Jacek Stępiński
  • sound designer: Dariusz Wancerz
  • producer: Zbigniew Domagalski
  • production: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop
  • co-financed by: The Polish Film Institute



Filmography - new


Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing “national traitors.” It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named “Zgoda” / “Reconciliation”. Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn't know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

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