Irena’s Vow

Wednesday, May 1, 7 PM

Director: Louise Archambault
Year: 2023
Run Time: 121 minutes
Country: Canada / Poland
Language: English
Genre:    Drama

Warsaw, 1939: when the Nazis invade Poland, nurse Irena Gut (Sophie Nélisse) is displaced and forced to work in support of the German war effort, eventually assigned to run the home of a Nazi commandant (Dougray Scott). Instead of following the path of least resistance and gambling on her status and ethnicity to keep her safe, Gut risks everything to save a dozen Jewish refugees from persecution and murder, sheltering them under her boss’s nose. With anti-semitism proudly elbowing its way back onto the national stage, it sadly feels urgent and necessary to give this story a dramatic spotlight

Film Sponsor:
Howard Stein

Opening Day Reception:  
Bubbles and Sweets


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The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the Wilmington Jewish Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity through higher visibility in the area and grow Wilmington’s reputation as a culturally vibrant Jewish community.

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