Previously at the ICA - Films
1 Apr 2017
This screening is introduced by Kieron Corless.
This is Wanda Jakubowska’s horrific semi-autobiographical story of being taken prisoner at Auschwitz. Within the first twenty-four hours, she was selected to be an interpreter, while her entire family was massacred. As she and the other prisoners await for the Red Army to free them, we get a glimpse of the reduced circumstances the women of Auschwitz had to live with, and the maltreatment they received even from personnel who were prisoners themselves. After Jakubowska’s release she returned to the concentration camps to shoot this film.
It is said that the thought of documenting her time at Auschwitz was one of the main things that helped her get through the experience; such a personal recollection of the atrocities has never before nor since been captured on film.
We are offering a special multibuy offer for KINOTEKA: if you purchase tickets for 2-4 screenings pay £9 (full price)/£7 (concessions)/£6 (ICA Members) per ticket
The Last Stage, dir. Wanda Jakubowska, Poland 1948, 110 mins, Polish with English subtitles