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AWAY FROM THE WINDOW
AWAY FROM THE WINDOW
Director JAN JAKUB KOLSKI
Screenplay CEZARY HARASIMOWICZ, based on a novel by Hanny Krall
Cinematography ARKADIUSZ TOMIAK
Music MICHAL LORENZ
Art Director MICHAL HRISULIDIS
Producer WITOLD ADAMEK

Jan BARTOSZ OPANIA
Barbara DOROT LANDOWSKA
Regina DOMINIKA OSTALOWSKA
Helusia KAROLINA GRUSZKA
Jodla KRZYSZTOF PIECZYNSKI
Marek DARIUSZ TOCZEK

Small town during German occupation. Childless couple, Barbara and Jan, hide Jewish woman Regina in their house. Jodla, a policeman from the nearby police station, discovers their secret, but – bribed by Jan – does not say a word. He is also secretly in love with Barbara. The girl gets pregnant with Jan. Barbara decides to pretend that she is going to have a baby – she puts a cushion under her dress. The child is born in secrete, Helusia has two mothers, but Barbara wants the baby only for herself. Regina leaves the closet she used to hide in and observes how she looses her daughter. The policeman, rejected by Barbara, wants to disclose the secret. Jan kills him, Regina disappears without a clue.

After the war, two people sent by Regina visit the House. Helusia hides in the closet. Soon parcels from an unknown person from Hamburg arrive. Helusia, daughter of two women, dose not know which mother is more “true”.

The 18th Annual
Polish Film Festival
October 18-26, 2017
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