Special screenings & festival events
Agnieszka Holland, Canada, Germany, Poland, 2011, 145min
"In darkness" tells the true story of Leopold Socha who risks his own life to save a dozen people from certain death. Initially only interested in his own good, the thief and burglar hides Jewish refugees for 14 months in the sewers of the German-occupied town of Lvov (former Poland).
RECORDING FROM THE WEBINAR WITH AGNIESZKA HOLLAND AND ROBERTA GROSSMAN: SEE HERE
11.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl
Roberta Grossman, Poland, USA, 2018, 95min
In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary.
Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our [...]
11.11, Wednesday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl
Andrzej Cichocki, Poland, 2014, 14min
Visual dramaturgy in a short film "Forest of shadows" - case study (online meeting with Andrzej Cichocki - director, scriptwriter and cameraman of this short). The film was awarded at film festivals in Poland and abroad (Camerimage, Rhode Island Film Festival, Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival). During the 90-minute session you have the possibility to watch the film, ask the director questions during the Q&A, get some interesting info about how to make the short feature film starting from wri[...]
20.11, Friday | 20:00 | WJFF.pl
Avi Nesher, Israel, Poland, 2016, 109min
Inspired by true events, “Past Life” tracks the daring 1977 odyssey of two sisters – one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s unique voice. The movie was inspired by biography of Baruch Milch, Jewish doctor who survived Holocaust in wartime Poland.
16.11, Monday | 20:00 | Ninateka.pl
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.