Broken Dreams is a 2019 Polish documentary film directed by Tomasz Magierski that tells the story of Renia and Ariana Spiegel, sisters who experienced the Holocaust as children in Poland. The film was prompted by the 2012 discovery of Renia Spiegel’s diary, which she kept from 1939 until her death at the age of 18 in 1942. Broken Dreams premiered on May 2, 2019 at the United Nations in New York, and on September 18, 2019 in Warsaw, Poland. Broken Dreams full movie download here

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The compelling story of two Jewish teenage sisters struggling to survive the Holocaust in Nazi occupied Poland. They are both talented: Ariana Elizabeth Bellak (born Ariana Spiegel), a child prodigy, performs on stage in Warsaw shortly before the war. She sings, plays piano, and recites poems. She also appears in several feature films by famous Polish directors and is commonly referred to as the “Polish Shirley Temple”. She is nine years old when the war starts. Renia is more introverted, romantic and sensitive. She is a gifted poet who keeps a diary spanning the years 1939 to 1942. Ariana, who currently lives in New York, narrates her story on screen. Her narration intertwines with text from Renia’s diary recited by Aleksandra Bernatek, an actress from their home town of Przemysl.

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The documentary revolves around the diary of Renia Spiegel, who spent the early years of World War II in the Polish city of Przemyśl, along with her sister, Ariana Spiegel (now Elizabeth Bellak). Ariana was a child film star in Poland, while Renia was more reserved, a typical Polish youth. In her diary, Spiegel writes about everyday teenage life, as well as the growing war, eventually covering her imprisonment in the Przemyśl ghetto. After escaping the ghetto, Spiegel was killed at the age of 18 by Nazi police when her hiding place was discovered. Spiegel’s diary was preserved by her boyfriend, Zygmunt Schwarzer, who eventually brought it to Spiegel’s mother and sister in New York after the war. The diary remained unread until 2012, when Elizabeth Bellak’s daughter had it translated to English, leading to its publication in 2019 and the creation of Broken Dreams.

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Broken Dreams tells the story of the Spiegel sisters through interviews with Bellak and readings of Renia’s diary by Polish actress Aleksandra Bernatek. In addition to telling Renia’s story, the documentary also spends substantial time telling Bellak’s story of being a child actress






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