Special screenings & festival events

PAST LIFE / Hebrew: החטאים HAHATAIM

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

Who WIll Write Our History

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

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