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The Polish Women As Polacas


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
June 5, 8:30 pm
Innis Town Hall

Film Details

Country Brazil
Year 2023
Running Time 120 MIN
Language Portuguese
Director João Jardim

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Set in Rio de Janeiro in 1917, this period drama follows a woman’s fight to give her son a better future. Arriving from Poland to be reunited with her husband and start a new life, Rebeca discovers that her husband has died. To make ends meet, she is forced to work at a brothel, where the exploited women regularly face abuse. This moving Jewish immigrant story about resilience, motherhood and courage shines a light on a forgotten chapter of history, and features standout performances from Brazilian actors Valentina Herszage and Caco Ciocler. See also Laid to Rest: Buried Stories of the Jewish Sex Trade.
Warning: Violence

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