Incredible story of Ina Benita, one of the most enigmatic figures of Polish cinema of the 1930s. She was a star whose chances of a great international career were buried by a war. For years her fate was shrouded in mystery. Throughout the post-war period the legend was that she died in the sewers during the Warsaw Uprising. It was only in 2019 that a young journalist, Marek Teler, discovered that she had actually died in Pennsylvania in 1980s. What did she do during the war? Why was she infamous? Why did she never tell her American family who she had been before the war? This documentary film attempts to unravel the amazing story of this extraordinary actress.
Born in 1969 in Szczecin. Film, theater and opera director, screenwriter, playwriter and musician. The leader of the band Too Many Papis. A graduate of theater studies at the Theater Academy in Warsaw and directing at the Theater Academy in Cracow. Student of Maja Komorowska, Krystian Lupa i Andrzej Wajda.
(1112 North Milwaukee Ave.)
Tuesday, 11/08/22 8:45 pm.
Director Jacek Papis
2022, 72 min, Poland
English, German and Polish with English subtitles
JACEK PAPIS, TOO MANY PAPIS
FILM OPEN GROUP