Award-winning film “Aftermath” (Polish: Pokłosie) is a 2012 fictional Holocaust-related thriller and drama, inspired by the July 1941 Jedwabne pogrom in northeast Poland. Introduction and discussion led by Professor Emil Draitser, Hunter College. Free of charge.
Hunter College - 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065
FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
About the movie:
Aftermath (Polish: Pokłosie) is a 2012 Polish film written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski. The fictional Holocaust-related thriller and drama is inspired by the July 1941 Jedwabne pogrom in northeast Poland in which the Jewish community of Jedwabne was murdered by their Polish neighbors with the complicity of Nazi German officials.
The film is a contemporary drama. It takes place in the fictional village of Gurówka in 2001. The story begins with the return of Franciszek Kalina (Ireneusz Czop) to his hometown in rural Poland after having lived in Chicago for decades. He learns that his brother Józef (Maciej Stuhr) is shunned by the community for acquiring and displaying on his farmland dozens of Jewish tombstones which he discovered had been used by German occupying forces as paving stones in a now abandoned road. Against the growing opposition of the town residents, the Kalina brothers attempt to learn more about what happened to the Jews of the village.
Aftermath has won the Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award at the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2013, Jan Karski Eagle Award in 2013, and Winner — Critics Prize, Gdynia Film Festival 2012. It also won two Polish Film Awards for Best Actor ( Maciej Stuhr) and Best Production Design ( Allan Starski) in 2013.
Introduction and discussion led by Professor Emil Draitser, Hunter College.
Hunter College, City University of New York
695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 (Subway line #6)
Auditorium 510 North Building
Free of charge.
Presented by RACC in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY