Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Polish Film: "Aftermath/Pokłosie" (2012)

Wed, April 2, 2014 | Regal Arbor Cinema 8 (9828 Great Hills Tr.)

8:00 PM

Polish Film:

The 2014 Austin Jewish Film Festival presents:


A fictional story inspired by actual events, “Aftermath” takes us to central Poland where a small-town thriller occurs. Brothers Franek and Jozek Kalina are the sons of a poor farmer. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 1980s and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the U.S., without explanation, does Franek 
 finally return to his homeland. We discover that this community’s Catholic population was far more complicit in Nazi crimes than they admitted to their children, and many have left secrets for later generations to uncover. Jozek, who has become a pariah to his community, has been ripping up the surface of a nearby road -- something that makes no sense until we learn it was paved with the headstones of Jewish graves. Franek, in turn, stumbles into a mystery that ensures he’ll draw even more local ire than his brother has.  This Polish village is forced to acknowledge it has whitewashed Holocaust history.

Co-Sponsored by The Austin Polish Society - 2014 Austin Polish Film Festival. 

Q&A following the film with Dariusz Jablonski, producer of the film, via Skype.

Director: Władysław Pasikowski
Poland, Holland, Russia, Slovakia 2013 
Drama, 104 min., Polish (subtitles)

Wednesday, April 2nd at 8 PM at the Regal Arbor Cinema 8 (9828 Great Hills Tr.)

Tickets: $8 General Admission

More information on the festival can be found on the program as well as their website

Sponsored by: Austin Polish Society; Austin Jewish Film Festival

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