Keyword: Poland

Schindler's List

Schindler's List (1993)

Rated: R Runtime: 185 minutes Release date: 12/14/1993
The true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler, who harbored Polish Jews during WWII by using them as workers in his factory. Schindler saved 1,100 Jews from certain death.

The Pianist (2002)

Rated: R Runtime: 149 minutes Release date: 12/26/2002
An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. There, in Poland, Szpilman struggled to stay alive--even when cast...

Ida (2014)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 80 minutes Release date: 05/01/2014
Eighteen-year-old Anna, a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda, a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the...

Kebab i Horoskop (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
One day you read your horoscope in your favorite magazine and the stars tell you to change your life and quit your job. Rather than risk the ire of higher spheres, you hand in your notice,and throw yourself into marketing a failing carpet shop. While the shop that has not attracted a single customer and it come with a staff that has no appreciation for floor coverings, it turns out to be the ideal...

Parce que j'étais peintre (2012)

Rated: None Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2012
In 1945, when the Allies liberated the concentration camps, they discovered thousands of secretly created artworks. These drawings, hidden from the Nazis, offer an unparalleled understanding of life in the camps. Featuring interviews with surviving artists and curators, as well as recently uncovered evidence, this fascinating documentary considers the ability of art to capture, reflect and survive...
Dir: Christophe Cognet
With: N/A

X-Men (2000)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 104 minutes Release date: 07/13/2000
Cyclops. Jean Grey. Storm... They are the children of the atom, homo superior, the next link in the chain of evolution. Each was born with a unique genetic mutation, which at puberty manifested itself in extraordinary powers: Cyclops' eyes release an energy beam that can rip holes through mountains; Jean Grey's strength is both telekinetic and telepathic; and Storm can manipulate all forms of...
Jakob the Liar

Jakob the Liar (1999)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 09/23/1999
In Nazi-occupied Poland, Poor Jewish cafe owner Jakob overhears a confidential radio news bulletin signalling Soviet military advances against the Germans. It's the first bit of news the depressed ghetto has received in five years and to keep spirits alive, Jakob conjures up fictitious news bulletins about Allied gains against the Nazis. When a renewed sense of optimism and humor has rejuvenated...

The Immigrant (2014)

Rated: R Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 05/15/2014
Ewa Cybulski and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland In search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno...

Kick (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 146 minutes Release date: 07/24/2014
Psychiatrist Shaina and police officer Himanshu meet on a train journey in Warsaw to discuss their prospective, arranged marriage. At first, both are reluctant about the situation, but they become friends as they talk. Shaina tells him about a previous relationship with a man who lived only for his "Kick," anything for a rush of adrenaline, and how he suddenly left her, looking for the next thrill...
Last of the Unjust

The Last of the Unjust (2013)

Rated: PG 13 Runtime: 220 minutes Release date: 12/12/2013
In 1975, Claude Lanzmann filmed a series of interviews in Rome with Benjamin Murmelstein, the last President of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia, the only "Elder of the Jews" not to have been killed during the war. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein fought bitterly with Adolf Eichmann for seven years while helping...
Powstanie Warszawskie

Powstanie Warszawskie (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 87 minutes Release date: 11/06/2014
Probably the world's first war documentary made entirely from original archive materials, the film tells the story of the Warsaw Uprising of 1944 through the eyes of US airman and two young reporters who were witnesses to insurgent fighting.
In the Name of

In the Name of (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 101 minutes Release date: 10/29/2013
Catholic priest Adam lives in rural Poland, where he works with teenagers otherwise forgotten by their community. He succeeds in declining the advances of a local woman, as his embrace of the priesthood has become a flight from facing the truth of his own sexuality. When he meets the taciturn son of a simple rural family, his self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

Obce Cialo (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 117 minutes Release date: 12/17/2014

Colette (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 09/11/2013
In 1995, a man invites his aging father Willie to a dinner party given by his girlfriend. Willie, now in his seventies, is a survivor of the Holocaust and is stunned to see his first love Colette whom he met in a Nazi death camp at the dinner. Colette is the mother of his son's girlfriend. The two of them communicate with each other during dinner without revealing their secret to their children...
Life Is Strange

Life Is Strange (2014)

Rated: None Runtime: 96 minutes Release date: 01/23/2014
What started out as two friends' attempt to trace their family histories turned into a larger story of many people connected by shared childhood experiences. Conversations and rare footage explore the heart of Yiddish culture before World War II. The movie explores the connection between old age and childhood, what remains of childhood in our later years and how the memory of the past can be...
Dir: Isaac Hertz
With: N/A

Aftermath (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 102 minutes Release date: 10/31/2013
When brothers Jozek and Franek discover a secret, they are forced to revise their perception of their father, their entire family, their neighbors and the history of their nation. Franek, the older brother, returns home to Poland after living for many years in Chicago and discovers that his younger brother is being mysteriously threatened and shunned by local townspeople. What follows is a gothic...

15 stron swiata (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 11/29/2013
Polish composer, electronic and sound engineer Eugeniusz Rudnik revolutionized the concept of music with a pair of scissors and some magnetic tape. A pioneer in the electronic music in Poland and member of the legendary Polish Radio Experimental Studio, he discovered the value hidden in jagged, rejected sounds long before the rise of deejay culture, in a time when electronic music was created on...

Warsaw, January 2011 (2013)

Rated: N/A Runtime: 9 minutes Release date: 11/29/2013
Two years ago when filmmaker Miriam Harris visited a wintry Warsaw, the childhood home of her Polish Jewish mother, she grappled with issues of temporal and geographical dislocation and simultaneity. In this age of the Internet and global shrinkage, she found that Warsaw's multiple layers of history were intermingled with emailed narratives from an Auckland summer, stories relayed by her mother...
Dir: Juliet Palmer
With: N/A
Argentinian Lesson

Argentinian Lesson (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 58 minutes Release date: 12/15/2013
Polish director and cameraman Wojciech Staron documents the family's experiences during a year they spent in Argentina. Staron captures his 8-year-old son Janek's innocent childhood experiences with his friend Marcia, an Argentinian girl of Polish descent, and follows his wife Malgosia as she teaches Polish in the community.

Two Lessons (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 114 minutes Release date: 12/15/2013
In 1996, Wojciech Staron documented his girlfriend as she gave Polish language lessons to the descendants of exiled Poles in the Siberian city Usolie-Sibirskoe, which was still recovering from the collapse of the Soviet Union. The result was "Siberian Lesson" (1998). Many years later, the now married couple traveled with their two children to a remote village in Argentina, where the filmmaker...
Devils Of War

Devils Of War (2014)

Rated: N/A Runtime: N/A Release date: 05/20/2014
It's Poland, 1944. Called up by FDR to carry out a top-secret rescue mission, a daring team of Special Forces soldiers quickly find themselves trapped deep behind enemy lines. With no evacuation and no escape options, the soldiers are forced to cooperate and utilize their unique talents to battle super-soldier Nazis, save some local virgins, and storm a remote occult Nazi science lab to literally...
Here I Learned to Love

Here I Learned to Love (2013)

Rated: None Runtime: 55 minutes Release date: 02/28/2013
Brothers Avner and Itzik live in Israel. As toddlers, their lives were saved first by their aunt, later by another young woman. Their past included three women who would become their mothers. But all this remained hidden -- even from close family and friends. Now, at the age of 70, Avner decides to take his brother Itzik on a journey in search of their true identity, in an attempt to piece...
Dir: Avi Angel
With: N/A