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Once My Mother

Once My Mother is a powerful and moving documentary produced by Australian filmmaker Sophia Turkiewicz, which explores the unspeakable hardships her mother, Helen, endured during the occupation of Poland in World War II. The adverse effects on their relationship are also detailed. Living on the streets at 13, Helen was unjustifiably jailed, survived prison camps in […]

Ida

From Poland comes Ida, an award-winning film which touches on the Jewish holocaust and explores lost identities and dark family secrets. Set in Poland in the early 1960s, the story centres on Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska), a nun who visits her estranged Aunt (Agata Kulesza) before taking her vows. She learns of her Jewish heritage and […]