The Last Stage / Ostatni Etap – SECTION A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
dir. Wanda Jakubowska, Poland, 1947 , 104min
The Last Stage / Ostatni Etap
Poland's first film about the Holocaust was made as early as 1947. Director Wanda Jakubowska was herself interned in Auschwitz. Aided by survivors and amateur actresses, she filmed in the former concentration camp. This fictional film, with its strong documentary-like elements, portrays an everyday life marked by the cruel excesses and sadism of the guards, but also the will to survive of the imprisoned women and a growing spirit of resistance in view of the Red Army’s imminent approach.
The film screening will be accompanied by discussions with contemporary witnesses and experts from FINA, WJFF and JFBB.
"SECTION A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME" is co-created with Jewish Film Berlin & Brandenburg (JFBB). The program is curated by Lihi Nagler (WJFF Programming Director) and Bernd Buder (JFBB Program Director). The program came about with support from the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation in Berlin.
More info: https://wjff.pl/en/jfbb-berlin-brandenburg/