Narrative Features

The crossing / Flukten over grensen

Johanne Helgeland, Norway, 2020, 96min

WW2, December 1942, four children on the run. Sarah and Daniel are Jews about to be deported, but hide in the cellar of Otto and Gerda, until they are discovered and their parents are arrested. They have to get to faraway neutral Sweden.

THIS FILM IS AVABLE IN POLAND ONLY!

22.11, Sunday | 12:00 | WJFF.pl

Resistance

Jonathan Jakubowicz, France, USA, Germany, UK, 2020, 120min

Dur­ing World War II, in 1942, Mar­cel Man­gel has been influ­enced by his broth­er Simon and his cousin George Loinger to join the French Resis­tance, under the name Mar­cel Marceau. Putting his pan­tomime skills to the ulti­mate test, he will help to save numer­ous Jew­ish orphans from the grasp of the Ger­man Nazis.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Ed Harris.

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21.11, Saturday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

Winter Journey

ANDERS ØSTERGAARD, Denmark, Germany, 2019, 90min

”Winter Journey” is based on American radio host Martin Goldsmith’s book about his Jewish parents, who fled Nazi Germany. Both were talented musicians, but after the Nuremberg Laws were enacted in 1935 they were only able to perform as members of the Jewish Cultural Federation, a bizarre propaganda organization fully controlled by the Reich Chamber of Culture. This film brings to life the reality of their beautiful and painful love story, using remarkable and ingenuously edited archive material. It also includes reenactments of the conversations Goldsmith had with his father as preparation for the book. Martin Goldsmith plays himself, as the unseen interviewer, while a vulnerable Bruno Ganz is playing his father Georg. It was Bruno Ganz’ last part before he died in 2019.

17.11, Tuesday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl

Thou Shalt Not Hate (Non Odiare)

Mauro Mancini, Italy, Poland, 2020, 96min

Official Selection - Venice International Film Critics’ Week 2020!
Simone, respected surgeon of Jewish descent, lives in central Trieste. He fell out with his father, Holocaust survivor and concentration camp prisoner. One evening Simone comes to the rescue of a road accident victim. But upon discovering his Nazi chest tattoo he decides to let the man die. A few days later guilt-ridden Simone tries to find the dead man’s family. Eventually he gets to know Marika, the eldest daughter; Marcello, teenager obsessed with Nazi ideology and [...]

16.11, Monday | 19:30 | WJFF.pl

THE SECRETS (הסודות‎ Ha-Sodot)

Avi Nesher, Israel, 2007, 120min

Anuk comes from Paris to the sacred town of Safed (birthplace of Kabalah), in order to confront and gain forgiveness for a horrible “original sin” she committed in her youth. The town’s male dominated religious establishment is in no hurry to let her go through the Tikun - the healing process. But two rebellious girls from a local religious seminary come to the femme fatale's aid. The three go on a wild ride through the darkest regions of the human psyche, exploring the sacred and the profane, the sensual and the cerebral, deciphering their personal great mysteries while reaching for universal ones.

20.11, Friday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl

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