The Officer’s Wife

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Indie Gems

The Officer’s Wife

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 27 July 2012

A documentary about the collision of truth, justice and memory in a family tragedy.

Directed by Piotr Uzarowicz
Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

An American who lost touch with his Polish roots, discovers a forgotten safe deposit box where he finds his deceased grandmother’s memoirs. She writes about her husband, a
Polish officer who was on a Soviet hit list and after he was killed, she and her sons along with 2 million other Polish families were deported to Siberia. Within a year, over half were dead. The few that did escape found themselves pawns of both British and US agencies that told them they cannot discuss what happened.

This is their story.

The Officer’s Wife premiered at the Camerimage Film Festival in 2010 and screened at the Chicago International Film Festival Summer Series in June, 2011 to sold out crowds, Ekran Film Fest in Toronto, and the Three Rivers Film Fest in Pittsburgh, PA.

Dates & Times:
7pm, Friday 27 July 2012

Tickets:
Adult $15, Conc. $12*
* Transaction fees apply


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