direction: Wladyslaw Pasikowski

107 minutes

Monday, 19.5.



Franek and Jozek Kalina, sons of a poor farmer, are brothers from a small village in central Poland. Franek immigrated to the United States in the 80′s, and cut all ties with his family. Only when Jozek’s wife arrives in the US, without explanation, does Franek finally return to his homeland. Franek discovers that Jozek has been ostracized from the community, an constantly receives various threats As Franek and Jozek struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue The two brothers eventually uncov a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown. Upon its release in Poland, Aftermath received acclaim and also generate intense controversy. Polish nationa have accused the film of being anti-Polish propaganda, as well as a distortion of a sensitive piece of Polish history, leading the film to b banned in some Polish cinemas.

2013 Jerusalem Film Festival – The Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award
2013 Polish Film Awards – Eagle – Best Actor, Best Production Design