Michalina Łabacz (Zosia Głowacka), Arkadiusz Jakubik (Maciej Skiba), Wasyl Wasylik (Petro), Adrian Zaremba (Antek Wilk), Lech Dyblik (Hawryluk), Jacek Braciak (Głowacki), Izabela Kuna (Głowacka)
This epic historical drama is set in a small village inhabited by Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews, located in the southwestern part of Volhynia, a region that straddles Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus. Told through the eyes of our heroine, Zosia Głowacka, the story takes place from the spring of 1939 to the summer of 1945, from the outbreak of World War II to the end of the war. At the beginning of the story, Zosia is in love with a Ukrainian boy, but her father has promised her to a rich landowner, a widower, who is much older and has two children. Soviet occupation changes village life, and then the Germans invade. During the year that follows, the Jewish population is brutally hunted down and murdered. Ukrainian aspirations to independence grow even without German support, and conflict increases between the Polish and Ukrainian communities. People start to disappear, and in the summer of 1943 an orgy of murder and cruelty explodes. Ukrainian partisans brutally attack Polish settlements; Polish partisans retaliate with equal ferocity. In this world of hate, Zosia tries to save her children.
Director and screenwriter. Born in 1963 in Korczyna near Krosno. Graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź from the Department of Cinematography. He also studied Film Theory at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He has directed many commercials and music videos. Winner of a great number of awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.
2018 Clergy (Kler)
2016 Hatred (Wołyń)
2014 The Mighty Angel (Pod mocnym aniołem)
2013 Without Secrets (Bez tajemnic) TV series, Traffic Department (Drogówka)
2011 Rose (Róża)
2009 Dark House (Dom zły)
2009 Londoners (Londyńczycy) TV series
2008-09 Ugly Betty (Brzydula) Polish version, TV series
2004 The Wedding (Wesele)
1998 Earlobe (Małżowina)
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WTOREK, 11/13/2018 8:30 pm.
2016, 150 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
PIOTR SOBOCIŃSKI JR