Written and Directed by Władysław Pasikowski | Poland/Netherlands/Russia/Slovakia | 2013 | 107 minutes | Polish with subtitles | Drama
An ordinary village. A dark secret. A man returns to Poland after many years abroad, alarmed by the news that his younger brother has come into conflict with his village neighbors. As the two brothers struggle to rebuild their relationship, they are drawn into a gothic tale of intrigue, uncovering a dark secret that forces them to confront the history of their family and their hometown.
Writer-director Pasikowski uses the true story of what happened in the Polish town of Jedwabne, an incident revealed in historian Jan Gross' equally controversial 2001 book "Neighbors," as the inspiration for a fictional drama.
"One of the most effective of Aftermath's notions is to make the investigators not the classic righteous Gentiles of so many Holocaust movies but angry, dissatisfied, antisocial, even borderline anti-Semitic individuals drawn into a quest for the truth almost against their will." LA Times
Jerusalem Film Festival 2013 Yad Vashem Chairman's Award
The 14th annual Northern Virginia Jewish Film Festival, a program of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, runs March 20-30. Most films will be shown at Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic.
Aftermath Screenings (choose date below) Sunday, March 23, 12:30pm Thursday, March 27, 7:15pm
Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic (View)
2911 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031