The story of Tadeusz Romer, focusing mainly on the period of World War II. It shows the reaction of the Japanese to the beginning of the war (the German invasion of Poland) and the role of Romer in arousing their sympathy for Poles. Then, in a brief way, Tadeusz Romer’s diplomatic career is shown, which led him to take the position of the Polish ambassador in Tokyo. Viewers learn what challenges Romer faced at that time and how he rushed to help Jewish (but not only) refugees from Polish and Lithuania. Film shows Romer’s path (through Shanghai and South Africa) until he became ambassador at the most difficult diplomatic post – in the. There, the situation in which he finds himself is further complicated by the discovery of the Katyn graves, which in turn leads to the rupture of diplomatic relations between the USSR and the Polish government in exile. He spends the last years of his life in exile in Canada, actively engaging in the affairs of the local Polish community.
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.
Tuesday 11/14/23 7:00 pm.
(1112 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago)
2023, 55 min, Poland
Polish with English subtitles
FILM OPEN GROUP