NOTE: This film will only play in-person.
Warsaw, 1939: when the Nazis invade Poland, nurse Irena Gut (Sophie Nélisse) is displaced and forced to work in support of the German war effort, eventually assigned to run the home of a Nazi commandant (Dougray Scott). Instead of following the path of least resistance and gambling on her status and ethnicity to keep her safe, Gut risks everything to save a dozen Jewish refugees from persecution and murder, sheltering them under her boss’s nose.
WHY WE LIKE THIS FILM: A prestigious centerpiece film at the recent Toronto International Film Festival 2023, this film tells the incredible true story about a Righteous Among the Gentiles who did extraordinary things to save Jews. The epilogue contains remarkable facts that make this story stay with you long after the movie has ended.
BONUS PROGRAMMING: An AJFF Interview with director Louise Archambault will play after the film.
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RUN TIME: 120 Minutes
PREMIERE STATUS: Texas Premiere
CAST:Sophie Nélisse, Dougray Scott, Andrzej Seweryn