This is not a film about the musical tradition, but a gripping drama with an unusual perspective. When a group of foraging villagers discover a wounded Jew unconscious in the woods in Nazi occupied Poland, they must grapple with the moral consequences of their choices. A hauntingly diverse score, stunning cinematography and skilled acting create an unforgettable viewing experience. Viewer Discretion advised due to violent action and sexual content.
The filmmakers in Poland will participate in an online Q & A following the film.
“Eclectic music choices, ranging from Bach, Mahler and Purcell to a synagogue chant.” Hollywood Reporter
“A noteworthy attempt to deal with the complex issue of Polish anti-Semitism.” World Socialist
Drama / Dir: Piotr Chrzan / 2015 / Poland / Polish w/ Eng ST / 93 min
Jerusalem Film Festival, Polish Film Festival