Miejsce Urodzenia
1992 / 47m - Poland
Birthplace poster


December 02, 2020


A bare-bones documentary about Henryk Grynberg, a Holocaust survivor who returns to the village where he grew up (and was hiding from the Nazis). It's not just a mere vacation to dredge up memories from the past, Grynberg is hoping to get more information on the fate of his family.

Lozinski's style is functional to a fault. Endless conversations (horribly framed) make up most of the documentary, and that's all there is to it. Together with Grynberg he travels around town and interviews people hoping to find out more, which sounds exactly like the kind of TV shows I usually try to avoid.

The presentation is drab, the town is drab, the villagers don't have all that much to say. I have no idea what the appeal of this documentary is supposed to be, except maybe if you're truly interested in the Holocaust. Even then, there must be better documentaries than this one. Just terrible.