The Last Witness
2018, Piotr Szkopiak, Poland/UK, 97 min.
With Alex Pettyfer, Robert Wieckiewicz
- Sun, Mar 15th 5:00pm
- Mon, Mar 16th 7:45pm
“A brooding and increasingly fatalist noir.”—Graham Fuller, Culture Trip
This low-key thriller based on a real story of multi-national collusion brings a post-WWII mystery to light. The search for the devastating truth behind the politically motivated suppression of first-person testimony on the 1940 Katyn Massacre of 22,000 Polish soldiers is a personal quest for director Szopiak, whose grandfather was one of the victims. The plot unfolds in Bristol, England, in 1947, where Stephen Underwood (Pettyfer), reporter for a small newspaper, investigates the suspicious deaths of men from the nearby internment camp, all labeled as suicide. Although his inquiries are clearly unwelcome in every quarter, the reporter is soon endangered by official stonewalling, lies, and the betrayal of a lover, while he continues to pursue damning clues including a diary taken from a corpse and a mysteriously missing Russian who has been hiding in the camp posing as a Pole. In English. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of eOne/Momentum Pictures. (BS)
Due to circumstances beyond our control, our originally scheduled audience discussion with Piotr Szkopiak has been canceled. The movie will still be screened as planned