Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 PM
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton
Hania and Janek, a pair of rebellious college students blinded by love, find themselves swept up in the raging socio-political crisis of 1960s communist Poland. Although initially apathetic, the young couple find that the growing government censorship and antisemitic purges cannot be ignored. They are forced to choose sides once Hania’s Jewish family is forced to emigrate to safety and student protestors violently clash with the authorities. This handsomely crafted historical drama depicts the inexorable convergence of a whirlwind romance, a battle for national identity, and political awakening.
Introduction by Tom Roberts, Assistant Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Smith College.
Co-sponsored by Lathrop Community Inc.
Winner, Audience Award for Best Feature, 2023 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
Drama | 2022 | 117 minutes
Poland | Polish with subtitles
Directed by Krzystof Lang