Dir. Władysław Pasikowski (104min, Poland/Holland/Russia/Slovakia, 2013)
In Polish with English Subtitles
DC Premiere

A tense and gripping thriller, Aftermath tells the story of two brothers, Jozek (Maciej Stuhr) and Franek (Ireneusz Czop), who discover a terrible secret and are forced to revise their perception of their father, their entire family, their neighbors, and the history of their nation.

Inspired by real-life mass killings in the town of Jedwabne during WWII, the film caused controversy in its native Poland due to its present-day reckoning with that dark period in the country’s history.

Part of the Spotlight on Polish Cinema. Supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland.

Co-Presented by Allgenerations, The Generation After, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Poles and Friends of Poland.

The Ambassador of Poland,
Ryszard Schnepf, will give extended introductory remarks at the March 4 screening.


Wladyslaw Pasikowski is a Polish director and screenwriter. Born in 1959 in Lódz. He graduated in cultural studies from the University of Lódz and in directing from the Lódz Film School. His first feature film Kroll (1991) won the best debut award and the Jury Special Prize at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.


Tuesday, March 4, 7:15 pm
AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD

Saturday, March 8, 8:45 pm

1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC


"You could think of Aftermath as a Polish version of 12 Years a Slave: a film that exhumes a shameful chapter in its nation’s history which some people would just as soon leave buried, rather than confront."
Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post


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