This article investigates the manner in which Mitko Panov's short film provides both a poetic, audio-visual interpretation and an adaptation of the famous WWII photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto. How are the dynamic elements of cinematic style used to create the viewer's experience of
fantasy and provide a paradoxical sense of hope?
Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.