“May be the most controversial Polish film ever made.” – The Economist
A tense, psychological drama that has caused a political sensation in Poland.
When Franciszek comes back to his native village to visit his brother Józef, after twenty years in America, he is little prepared for the sheer hostility, claustrophobia and poverty he encounters. The more Franciszek picks away at the scab, the more complicit he becomes in a trail of fear and shame that leads straight back to the darkest days of the war.
With a cinematic language straight from crime films and thrillers, and brooding camerawork by Paweł Edelman (The Pianist), this is one of the bravest, most important films you’ll see this year.
Winner: Yad Vashem Award, Jerusalem Film Festival 2013