Competition

1945

reż. Ferenc Török, Węgry 2017, 91’

OPENING CEREMONY On a summer day in 1945, an Orthodox man and his grown son return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may […]

24.11, Piątek | 19:30 | Muzeum Polin

After Auschwitz. The Stories of Six Women

dir. Jon Kean, USA 2016, 83’

“You’re free. Go home”. Most Holocaust films end with these words, the very words that survivors heard at liberation. But After Auschwitz is not a typical “Holocaust” film. After Auschwitz is a “Post-Holocaust” documentary that follows six extraordinary women, capturing what it means to move from tragedy and trauma towards life. In watching the struggles […]

25.11, Sobota | 12:00 | POLIN Museum

COLD WATER

reż. Tehila Peter Dansker, Izrael 2016, 19’

A young girl’s search for the father who abandoned her as a child leads her to his present home and the discovery that he is now an ultra-Orthodox Jew. Language: Hebrew, Subtitles: Polish, English 28 NOVEMBER, TUESDAY, JCC WARSAW, 6:00pm.

28.11, Wtorek | 18:00 | JCC WARSZAWA

Drop of Blood

reż. Tomasz Wiśniewski, Polska 2017, 37’

Here is a story about a dangerous superstition that some still believe, including many older Poles, both Catholic and Orthodox. Blood libel is an accusation that Jews kidnapped and murdered the children of Christians in order to use their blood as part of their religious rituals during Jewish holidays. Historically, these claims – alongside those […]

25.11, Sobota | 14:00 | Muzeum POLIN

Exit

reż. Katharina Woll, Niemcy 2017, 23’

Exit is a film about two women who left the ultra-orthodox community. Sara became ultra-orthodox at the age of 17 when she moved to Israel from the US. She lived a strong religious and dedicated life before she couldn´t handle the rigidness of her faith any more. Sarah meets Heidi, who was raised ultra-orthodox in […]

26.11, Niedziela | 20:20 | Muzeum POLIN