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Children Must Laugh

Mir kumen on

Directed by Aleksander Ford
Poland, 1936


A rare record of Jewish life in Poland before World War II, this film was produced as an international fundraiser for the Medem Sanatorium near Warsaw, a clinic sponsored by the General Union of Jewish Workers that provided care and an escape from urban poverty for some 10,000 children.

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Children Must Laugh Directed by Aleksander Ford

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  • José Neves's rating of the film Children Must Laugh

    Digital restoration. Doc Lisboa. 4,5. The pleasure of forms with(in) childhood, which in memory was the age of pure pleasure. Perhaps it's a possible form of cinema's definition: purity of pleasure. Looking at an institution, cinema has fun in its look, discovering in the fun an inventory of the formal ways to found a posterity. As later "Aniki Bobó" and "Los Olvidados" would do and "Zéro de Conduite" did before.