Volhynia

Release date: 07-10-2016
Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
directed by Wojtek Smarzowski written by Wojtek Smarzowski based on the novel “Nienawiść” by Stanisław Srokowski director of photography Piotr Sobociński jr. PSC production design by Marek Zawierucha costume design by Magdalena Rutkiewicz-Luterk, Wanda Kowalska, Andrzej Grabarczyk make-up by Ewa Drobiec sound by Jacek Hamela music by Mikołaj Trzaska edited by Paweł Laskowski PSM

cast Michalina Łabacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Adrian Zaremba, Jacek Braciak, Lech Dyblik, Izabela Kuna, Kinga Preis

production manager Paweł Bareński producers Dariusz Pietrykowski, Andrzej Połeć produced by Film it, Różana 32, 02-569 Warsaw, Poland, ph. +48 22 853 8668, fax +48 22 852 1516, office@filmit.com.pl co-produced by The National Audiovisual Institute, Canal+, Telewizja Polska S.A., Andrzej Łudziński Productions, Bemar, Odra Film, National Centre for Culture, Denaro, Polskie Sieci Radiowe executive producers Dariusz Pietrykowski, Andrzej Połeć, Feliks Pastusiak co-financed by The Polish Film Institute, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, City of Wrocław distribution in Poland Forum Film Poland world sales open
colour, 150′
Poland 2016

 

An epic period piece. Set over the course of six years, the story mostly takes place during World War Two in a small village in the eponymous region of Volhynia – a village inhabited by Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews. The life of this small community is then torn apart by history. In the spring of 1943, a wave of ethnic cleansing sweeps over the region. In a sea of brutality and hate, the film’s protagonist Zosia Głowacka tries to save the lives of her children and her own.