Film screening: “The Long Night”
dir. Janusz Nasfeter, 1967, (premiered in 1989)
A famous Polish “półkownik” – a film which was put aside on a shelf (“półka”) by Community censors and therefore had its distribution withheld. The plot takes place in the winter of 1943. German supervisors of a town declare a state of emergency – nobody is allowed to leave their house until further notice. Meanwhile, inhabitants of a small tenement house find out that one of their neighbors is hiding a fugitive from the ghetto. They need to decide whether they should hand the Jew over to the Germans, or remain silent and risk being killed. And if they decide to remain silent – what is the price they will need to pay?
The screening will be preceeded by an introduction by Dr. Joanna Preizner.
Film screening as part of the project “(In)separable. Difficult Subjects in Polish-Jewish Relations” , 4th edition
Partners: Camera of David Foundation, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Institute of Jewish Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow
In Polish. Free admission.