dir. Władysław PasikowskiPolska, 2019, 113 min
The story of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański’s mission which took place moments before the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. Inspired by true events from the times when ‘Jan Nowak’ travelled to the West and back with secret missions as a messenger and emissary of the Commander-in-Chief of the Home Army. In the film his task is to get to Warsaw in order to bring a message, crucial for the fate of post-war Poland, that there is no allied support in case of an uprising in the capital. Resigning from a chance for love, he sets out from London overnight, risking his life to get through to occupied Poland and prevent the outbreak of an uprising which he believes doomed to failure. Having arrived in his homeland, racing against time and the Germans watching his every step, he must do whatever it takes to reach the Home Army Headquarters before it issues the order to start open battle. Poland’s freedom or enslavement is what’s at stake.
Short Film Competition