Special screenings & events


Ryoya Terao, USA, 2022, 27 min

The discovery of thirteen confiscated driver’s licenses from 1938 leads a small German town to face a horrendous past. A group of high school students with their tenacious teacher research the fates of the town's former Jewish citizens. A year later some of the Jewish descendants visit “their hometown”.

26.10, Thursday | 18:00 | Centrum Kultury Jidysz / Center for Yiddish Culture


Michał Kwieciński, Polska, 2022, 125 min

Frankfurt 1943. The titular character, Filip, is a typical cosmopolitan and a seducer incapable of deeper feelings. In Poland, he lost his entire family. Being in Nazi Germany, he hides his Jewish origins and often escapes death. He works as a waiter in a restaurant of an exclusive hotel, carelessly enjoying all the luxuries of life surrounded by beauty, women, and friends from all over Europe. However, when the war begins pick up bloody harvest among those close to him, the intricately built world around him crumbles like a house of cards. Soon, allied bombers will wipe this bustling Tower of Babel off the earth. The film was made based on a screenplay inspired by Leopold Tyrmand's novel of the same title.

27.10, Friday | 20:15 | KinoGram


HaKoach, Poland, 2023, 50 min

WARSAW PREMIERE! The Pinkus tenement house gives rise to Kościuszki Avenue - the central thoroughfare of downtown Łódź. Before the war, the owners and residents looked out of its windows at the Reform Synagogue opposite. This is one of the many memories of Henryk Panusz, the grandson of Mendel Pinkus - the builder of the largest 19th-century tenement house in Łódź, a retired professor of molecular biology and a social worker. "Genius Loci" is a story about how great dreams and achievements are intertwined with the inexorable reality of t ... read more

29.10, Sunday | 13:00 | JCC Warszawa / JCC Warsaw

Kredens + Documents

Jacob Dammas, Poland, Denmark, 2007, 2004, 36 min

"KREDENS", Poland, Denmark 2007, 26 min.
40 years after his Polish-Jewish mother and family escaped Poland to Denmark, Jacob, a young Danish film director, visits the building in Wrocław where the family lived. He tries to engage in conversations with the current tenants about a piece of furniture left there, an old German credenza. During the search, Jacob also involves his mother over the phone, which opens up new clues and wider perspectives. A personal, tragicomic story about how history and displacement of people affects the identity ... read more

28.10, Saturday | 17:30 | Muzeum POLIN


Alexandre Dayet, France, Poland, 2022, 43 min

At the end of 1942, 10-year-old Larissa escapes from the Warsaw Ghetto by climbing a ladder... On the "Aryan" side, she is taken and will be protected by a Polish family. A 16-year-old Helena looks after Larissa and treats her like a younger sister. A few weeks later, Larissa has to leave the flat. The girl and Helena will be apart from now. Seventy years after these events, Larissa, living in Paris, feels the need to go to Poland and encounter Helena. AFTER THE SCREENING MEETING WITH FILMMAKER!

29.10, Sunday | 16:30 | Muzeum POLIN

March 1968

Krzysztof Lang, Poland , 2022, 117 min

Hania studies at the State Higher School of Theatre in Warsaw. One day, she attends a theatrical premiere of Dziady (Forefathers’ Eve) by Adam Mickiewicz, a literary work that is an expression of the deepest patriotic feelings, an image of the nation's suffering in captivity and an image of the struggle against an invader. The then government believed that "Dziady" was an allusion to its ruling and it may instigate uprisings. At the premiere, Hania meets Janek, a student of the university of technology. Their meeting is the beginning of great ... read more

26.10, Thursday | 19:00 | KinoGram


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