The Last Witness

Katyń – Ostatni świadek, 2018, 93 min.

The Last Witness (2018)
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Awards

2019
New Hope Film Festival
Best Picture

Portugal International Film Festival
Best Feature Film

New York City International Film Festival
Best Lead Actress for Talulah Riley; Best Cinematography;
Best Costume Design for Hilary Hughes

Garden State Film Festival
Best Supporting Actress for Talulah Riley

Nightlight Impact Awards Festival
Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Actor in a Lead Role for Alex Pettyfer, Best
Cinematography, Best Editing for Jo Dixon, Best Sound Design

Barcelona Planet Film Festival
Best Mediterrani Director

Production
Director Piotr Szkopiak
Screenplay Paul Szambowski, Piotr Szkopiak
Cinematography Edward Ames
Music Bartosz Chajdecki
Production Designer Nick Turner
Producer Carol Harding
Cast
Stephen Underwood Alex Pettyfer
Michael Loboda Robert Wieckiewicz
Jaenette Mitchell Talulah Riley
Frank Hamilton Michael Gambon
Colonel Janusz Pietrowski Will Thorp
Andrzej Nowak Piotr Stramowski
Mason Mitchell Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Captain John Underwood Gwilym Lee
Story
In post-WW2 England (1947), ambitious journalist Stephen Underwood comes across a disturbing spate of suicides by Polish soldiers. Sensing a story, his first port of call is Colonel Janusz Pietrowski, a Liaison Officer for the re-settlement of Polish troops under British command, but the meeting with Pietrowski leaves Stephen unsettled, and from here his investigation escalates as he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous, multi-layered conspiracy concerning the execution of 22,000 Polish military and civilians by Stalin’s secret police in Spring 1940 in Katyn.

The film deals with the true story of the Katyn Massacre and its cover up by both the British and US governments after WW2.