The story of a glamourous human chameleon haunted by a mystical spirit
– Prince Michał Waszyński
His true obsession, though, was The Dybbuk or Between Two Worlds, directed by Waszyński in 1937 and based on an old Jewish legend in which a young woman is haunted by the spirit (‘dybbuk’ in Yiddish) of her first love. Not only is it one of the most important and mystical Yiddish films ever made, The Dybbuk also mirrors Waszyński’s personal life as a restless man with many secrets and untold stories. With the years, the idea of unrequited love and spiritual possession take on a more and more prominent role for him.
Tracing Waszyński’s footsteps from Poland, Ukraine and the USA into Italy, Israel and Spain, directors Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (Domino Effect) take us on a cinematic journey into the life of a human chameleon, constantly changing names, religion, titles and countries to write his own life story as if it were a film.