Friday, September 20 at 7:30: WOŁYŃ by Wojciech Smarzowski (2016) Drama / History / War 150 minutes

Volhynia (Hatred) Polish with English subtitles

"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

Cast: Michalina Łabacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Wasyl Wasylik, Adrian Zaremba 


OCTOBER is the month of Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF), so there will be no OKO screening in October. See you in November!


Polish Movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime

Since OKO meets only once a month, here is a list of movies in Polish, with English subtitles, available on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Documentaries are not included. If you are into that genre, there is a ton available! Enjoy!