“My Father, Szymon Laks” is the first documentary film in the ‘Masters Revival’ series -dedicated to composers whose biographies and works have been affected by WWII and the Holocaust.
There is rich material waiting to be available for the general-public and we would like to make the following material available on–line:
Szymon Laks’ book about his three years in Auschwitz, titled – in French: “Musiques d’un autre monde”, written with René Coudy, 1948 – in English: “Music from Another World”, 1989 – in Polish: “Gry Oświęcimskie”, 1998.
His correspondence with some of the leading figures of the post-war cultural life in Poland and abroad – which included letters to Jerzy Giedroyc and Gustaw Herling-Grudziński.
His soundtracks composed for French films – an unknown number exist in the International Federation of Film Archives.
The recently-discovered screenplay ‘Man in the Know’, by Szymon Laks & Jean-Luc Terrex.
His literary polemics and commentaries: “Episodes, Epigrams, Epistles.” (1979), “Poloniki, Polemics, Politics” (1977), “Words and Anti-words” (1978), “Tarnishing the Holiness” (1980).
The family photo archives.
We are looking for funds to complete the presentation of Szymon Laks’ achievements. Any institutions or individuals supporting our project will be presented on our website if they choose.
Thank you for your contribution.