1714 -18th Avenue • Seattle WA 98122. WHEN: THIRD FRIDAY of the month • Screening at 7:30 PM (social gathering at 7:00 PM) • Free admission

Our Mission: Polish Film Club OKO is a private discussion club, affiliated with the Polish Cultural Center in Seattle (a non-profit organization), and devoted to promoting Polish-themed film art in the Pacific Northwest through exposure, education and discussion - ALL FILMS HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friday, September 20 at 7:30: WOŁYŃ by Wojciech Smarzowski (2016)

Wołyń (Volhynia / Hatred)
Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski
Poland, 2016
Drama / History / War
150 minutes
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 https://www.imdb.com/review/rw3577643/?ref_=rw_urv)

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!

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