Silesia, 1945. On the site of the former Nazi camp at Auschwitz Birkenau, the Communist Security Office services create a work camp for Germans, Silesians, and Poles. Under the pretext of punishing traitors to the Polish nation, the Security Services are carrying out a program of ethnic cleansing. In an effort to save Anna, the Polish girls he loves, Franek, the hero of the story, goes to work at the camp where she is imprisoned. He is unaware that his German friend, Erwin, also a prisoner in the camp, has been in love with Anna for years. Franek deludes himself that by joining the communists he will be able to game the system and thus save Anna.
Born in 1966. Director and screenwriter. Graduate of the Theatre Studies Department at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw, the Screenwriting at the National Film School in Łódź and of the Development Lab Feature Programme at the Wajda Film School. Lecturer at the National Film School in Łódź and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Directing, an expert of the Polish Film Institute. His film ‘The Reconciliation’ was awarded in the FIRST LOOK section at the Locarno International Film Festival.
2016 The Reconciliation (Zgoda)
2015 Performer – co-director
2011 The Birthday (Urodziny) – short
AMC ROSEMONT 18
(9701 Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont, IL)
THURSDAY, 11/16/2017 7:30 pm
(1517 West Fullerton Ave., Chicago, IL)
TUESDAY, 11/14/2017 7:00 pm
2016, 83 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
RAFAŁ LISTOPAD PSM
KALEJDOSKOP FILM STUDIO
Julian Świeżewski (Frank), Jakub Gierszał (Erwin), Zofia Wichłacz (Frank’s Anna), Danuta Stenka (Mother), Wojciech Zieliński (Commendant), Paweł Tomaszewski (Wróbel), Tomasz Sapryk (Allthow)