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Chasing Portraits

Chasing Portraits is a movie starring Violetta Bachur, Shula Eliaz, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish...

Running Time
1 hours 18 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Documentary
Director
Elizabeth Rynecki
Writer
Josh Peterson, Elizabeth Rynecki
Actors
Shula Eliaz, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Tyler Knowlton, Violetta Bachur
Country
Poland, Canada, Israel, USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

One man's art. One woman's unexpected path to healing. An American woman's emotional quest to find the art of her Polish-Jewish great-grandfather, lost during World War II.

Comments about history «Chasing Portraits» (13)

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Kenneth

This is a very difficult movie to watch. The cinematography, the camera angles, the framing of the images. the acting is not for everyone. If you like documentaries that are a little bit different than the usual and the content is interesting, then this is the movie for you. I think the most important thing is to be open to the images and to be able to listen to the voices of the people who are speaking. This is the movie that I have been waiting for and the one that I am most grateful for. The images are beautiful. The music is fantastic. The director has a great eye for the details. This is a great movie that I am sure will be appreciated by many. I think everyone should see it at least once. I am very grateful to this filmmaker for making this movie.

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Samantha B.

I found this film very interesting. The director did a very good job with the story and it is very important to look into the past and the role that film and television has played in our lives. The reason that I think this film is so important is because of the things that happened in the past. They are still happening today. There are a lot of things that are happening today that we don't know about. The director is very accurate in telling the story of what happened in the past and how the media and the people in power were able to get away with it. The only problem I have with the film is that the film does not cover the whole story. There are a lot of things that were not shown and I feel like that was a mistake. I also think that the film could have done a better job with the documentary style. The film is a little too slow and I don't think that the film was able to show the full story of what happened to the families. It is not a bad film, it is just that the film could have been a little better. The director did a very good job with the film and I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn about the past and the role that film and television has played in our lives.

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Wayne Richardson

The subject matter is very much in the mainstream of the media. And the information is not well-thought out. I felt that it was an informative and insightful documentary. However, I was disappointed that there were some errors that were not properly explained. For instance, I thought that the man who was talking about his religion and his experience with the photographer was one of the reasons why he was so drawn to photography. However, it was not until the end of the documentary that I learned that he was not an atheist. In addition, I was also disappointed that the photographer's wife had not been interviewed in the film. If it were not for the journalist's comments, I would not have known what to think about the subject matter. I would have liked to have seen more of the photographer's family and his sister. As it is, the film is well worth watching.

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Donna M.

This is a wonderful film, one that should be seen by everyone. The documentary is incredibly insightful, and it covers a lot of issues, and it's very entertaining to watch. The film also goes into the lives of all the different people involved, which is very important to understand. The documentary is really funny, and I recommend it to anyone who has ever felt a little lost, or has ever felt like they don't fit in with the group. If you have ever felt that way, this is a great film to watch, and it's really entertaining.

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Helen Jordan

I saw this movie at the Boston Film Festival and I am so glad I did. I was very impressed with the way the filmmakers portrayed the plight of women in the Middle East. The images of the poor women in the deserts and mud huts were very well done. The beauty of the photography was what drew me to this film. The way the images were captured and edited made it very easy to follow. The narrative was very well done as well. The director was very honest and straightforward. He did not attempt to hide the fact that he was not trying to please anyone. The filmmaker's message was clear and concise. The actors were great. They were convincing and very likable. The director also captured the beauty of the women. They were beautiful to look at and their bodies were well done. Overall, the film was very good. I recommend it to everyone. I gave it a 10. I am glad that I saw it.

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Sandra

This is an excellent documentary on the globalized world of the film industry. It tells the story of the tenacity of filmmakers who are fighting for their creative freedom. The interviewees are directors, producers, writers, actors and other professionals. The story is told in an engaging way. The interviews are insightful and entertaining. The film is the first documentary about the world of film. The documentary is great. I would highly recommend this film.

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Ronald

This is a documentary about the murder of the explorer Charles Darwin (1809-1882) by his wife, Emma Darwin. The film has a great cast of characters who have been involved in the investigation of the Darwin's murder. These include the local police, the police force in Darwin's home town, and the various university professors and scientists. The cast does a fantastic job of portraying their emotions in the film. It is not an easy film to watch, but it is worth watching.

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Douglas H.

What a great documentary. I felt that it went deeper into the people involved and their lives. It showed how the people are united as one in a very powerful way. There were many stories that were really interesting and well told. It was truly amazing how one person's life was affected by another's. The documentary was very well done. The film was very interesting and thought provoking. I will be buying this DVD in the future. I am looking forward to seeing the rest of the documentary. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to see a documentary that is different than the typical film.

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Lauren

I can't say enough about this documentary. It is not what you would expect from a documentary about the Holocaust. It's a well-rounded look at the lives of the few surviving Jews in Warsaw. The film covers the period from 1941-1945, from the liberation of the camp in 1944 until the destruction of the camp in 1945. The film is based on interviews with survivors, relatives, family members, and friends of the survivors. I've read about the war crimes committed by the Nazi's in Poland and I felt this film was done very well. The focus of the film is on the lives of the Jews in the camp and the stories they told. It focuses on the Holocaust, but it is also about the lives of the survivors and their families. It also shows the different levels of guilt the survivors have to deal with. I would recommend this film to anyone. I'm sure that people who know nothing about the Holocaust will be moved and will be moved by it.

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Melissa

I can't recall a documentary on this subject which has been more uplifting. From the beginning to the end, this film brings a sense of hope and optimism. I was amazed at how much of the truth was given away, but it was well worth the watch. I was even moved to tears several times. The stories of many of the other students are heartbreaking, and the emotions they feel are universal. It is a movie which will move and inspire you to be a better person. I am not a person who writes reviews, but I felt compelled to do so after seeing this film.

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Timothy

I agree with most of the reviewers who have been reviewing this film. The film is beautiful and heart-wrenching. The photography is amazing. This is a beautiful film and I hope everyone who sees it will love it.

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Richard Wagner

I went to see this film with a group of friends who had read the book before the film came out. I loved it. I have never read the book and I have always thought of the book as being a bit of a mess. I was surprised that the film did not follow the book too closely. The film, I believe, was a lot more faithful to the book. There were a couple of things that I thought could have been better, but that was not the film's fault. I was not disappointed at all. I would recommend this film to anyone who has not read the book. It is well worth seeing.

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Judith

This documentary is an outstanding portrayal of a great deal of the history of the Middle East, with an eye for detail and insight. The film makers, not to mention the director, know how to tell a story and tell it well. In this case, the story is of the Arab world and the Americans who were drawn into it. The Arabs themselves are portrayed with an admirable amount of respect and dignity, and the Americans with the utmost respect. The two peoples have a profound and complex relationship, which has led to many great and important events in history. This is an excellent film, and I highly recommend it to all. 10/10