Something Sinister In The Polish Soil

Grave matters in ‘Aftermath,’ which borrows cleverly from the horror film genre.
10/31/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

It is oddly appropriate that the new Polish drama “Aftermath” is opening on Nov. 1, in the midst of the Halloween movie season. The film, written and directed by Władysław Pasikowski, is structured like a horror film, uses the tropes of the supernatural thriller boldly and deftly, and has its roots in the appalling realities of Jewish life and death in Poland in the 1940s. In short, it’s a Shoah film, but one that trades elements of that burgeoning genre for the familiar lineaments of another, older kind of filmmaking.

"Aftermath" is handsome, and horrifying.
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