Holy Week

As the Warsaw Ghetto burns, a Jewish woman seeks sanctuary with a former boyfriend on the Christian side of the city. Andrzej Wajda’s adaptation of Jerzy Andrzejewski’s short story Holy Week is an inquiry into the relationship between Polish Christians and Polish Jews during World War II. If Jan hides Irena in his home, he will be committing a crime for which the sentence in Nazi-occupied Poland is death for the perpetrator and his family. His humanitarian nature still shines through, and the two forge a tense but caring new chapter in their deeply rooted relationship.
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Original title:
Wielki tydzien
Year:
1995
Length:
97 minutes
Country:
Director:
Andrzej Wajda
Genre:

Shown at

  1. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. Stockholms Judiska Filmfestival - 2002

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