I Stop Time
Vladislav Mikosha (1909–2004) really lived the shifting 20th century: At a young age, while working as a cinema projectionist, he saw the silent film NANOOK OF THE NORTH and realized that he simply had to become a cinematographer. After the invasion of the Soviet Union by German forces, he documented the horrors of WW II as a photographer. In spring 1943, the turbulent times brought him to Hollywood, where he met Ingrid Bergman and danced with Hedy Lamarr, a great star at the time. Charlie Chaplin even invited him to a film screening in his home, and was deeply moved by Mikosha's footage from the Eastern front.