R. Matej Minač, Documentary, 96' min., Slovakia / Czech Republic / UK / U.S. / Israel / Cambodia, 2011.
Saturday, 26. May at 13:30 / Cinema Europa
Matej Minač, redatelj
Englishman Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II. Winton, now 102 years old, did not speak about these events with anyone for more than half a century. His exploits would have probably been forgotten if his wife, fifty years later, hadn’t found a suitcase in the attic, full of documents and transport plans. Today the story of this rescue is known all over the world. His remarkable deeds were recognized by the Queen Elisabeth II and the U.S. House of Representatives. Winton’s story is a very emotional one, and thousands of children in many countries have decided to follow in his footsteps and do something important. They think up various charity projects and even help in the saving of lives of undernourished and sick children in Cambodia and Africa.
- 2012. - Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award for the Best Documentary
- 2011. - UK Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award for the Best Documentary
- 2011. - Montreal World Film Festival - Best Documentary
- 2011. - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Audience Award
- 2011. - Jerusalem Film Festival - Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory Award
- IFF Cinematik - Prize of the Mayor of Piestany
- Children´s Film Festival of Ota Hofman - Prize of Oty Hofman for the best film and Special Prize of Jury for film with the most impressive moral accent
- Warsaw Jewish Film Festival - David Camera Award for the best music