Friday, September 20 at 7:30: WOŁYŃ by Wojciech Smarzowski (2016) Drama / History / War 150 minutes
"About love in inhuman times", the film is set in the 1939-1943 time frame and its central theme is the ethnic tension that rearises among the local Polish and Ukrainian community amidst the German and Russian invasions. Zosia, a Polish girl in love with a Ukrainian boy, tries to survive the massacre. The screenplay was based on the collection of short stories titled Hate (Polish: Nienawiść) by Stanisław Srokowski. The film received 9 Polish Film Academy Awards, Orły (Eagles), in 2017, and 3 Złote Lwy Awards (Golden Lions) at the 41st Gdynia Film Festival.
"What makes it tough is that the terror is brought to you by the people you know well, your next door neighbors, your spouse or even your brother." (ktrelski https://www.imdb.com/review/rw3577643/?ref_=rw_urv)
Cast: Michalina Łabacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba