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Presented By: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies

CCPS Film. The Wedding Day (Wesele)

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The Wedding Day (Wesele), by acclaimed director Wojciech Smarzowski, tackles the 1941 Jedwabne pogrom, during which Polish villagers tortured and murdered hundreds of Jewish neighbors. The story is set at a wedding celebration in a small town in northeastern Poland, and moves between past and present, with repressed memories of past violent events resurfacing in the present. In The Wedding Day, Smarzowski offers a stringent critique of current-day nationalism and the politics of denial in Poland.

In Polish with English subtitles (135 min., 2021). Free and open to the public. Tickets can be obtained in advance at

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