Lech Kowalski – East of Paradise (2005)
At the beginning of the Second World War, Maria Werla, the director’s mother, was forced to leave Poland and was taken to a concentration camp in Northern Russia. Thousands of Poles faced the same fate, victims like Maria of the pact between Hitler and Stalin. Lech Kowalsky’s lifestyle and rebellious spirit also meant social rejection in New York. The film establishes a link between those marginalised in modern society and those deported in the 1940’s by drawing a parallel between his own experiences in the New York punk world and his mother’s life.
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