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The Invitation
Film still from THE INVITATION: An older woman glances up.

Sun 09.10.

  • Director

    Wanda Jakubowska

  • Poland / 1985
    92 min. / 35 mm / Original version with German subtitles

  • Original language


  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender

Jakubowska’s penultimate film also contrasts the present with the memory of the war. Anna, the protagonist, is a concentration camp survivor and a respected pediatrician. Her former fiancée Piotr—their planned marriage was prevented by the war and Anna eventually married someone else, believing Piotr had died—is now a scientist living in the US and is on a visit to Poland. With him, Anna visits the places she can’t forget: Auschwitz, Sachsenhausen, Ravensbrück. Anna’s convictions and values have been strongly shaped by her experiences in the war and are totally different to those of her daughter Natalia, who is a materialist happy to accept Piotr’s invitation to the US.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media
  • Logo des Programms NeuStart Kultur