12-18 November 2018

la recherche du lieu de ma naissance (Looking for My Birthplace)

Boris Lehman

 la recherche du lieu de ma naissance   (Boris Lehman)
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Boris Lehman was born into a Polish–Jewish family in Lausanne at the height of the Second World War. Forty years later, now an established filmmaker in Brussels, he decides to return to his birthplace. Armed with a few photos, letters and documents but no memories, he wanders through the city in search of a thread to lead him back to his past, signs of his early life, evidence of his very existence. A filmmaker tracking down his origins.


  • Country Belgium, Switzerland
  • Year 1990
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 75 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language No dialogue
  • Subtitles Catalan, English
  • Production company Dovfilm, Amidon-Paterson Film, CBA, La Sept
  • Screenplay Boris Lehman
  • Photography Patrice Cologne, Aldo Mugnier, Antoine-Marie Meert
  • Editor Daniel Devalck
  • Sound Laurent Barbey, Martin Stricker, Henri Morelle


Thursday 15, 21.15 h — Auditori CCCB
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Presented by Boris Lehman