A film of emotional urgency and great lyrical power, Korczak tells the story of Janusz Korczak, a renowned physician and author who ran a home for Jewish orphans in 1930’s Warsaw. After the German invasion of Poland, friends urge Korczak to flee the country. But Korczak refuses to abandon his children and so must move his orphanage into the Warsaw ghetto. As the war continues it becomes plain that, despite Korczak’s tireless efforts, the children will be deported to concentration camps. Yet Korczak vows to remain with them until the end. A starkly beautiful work by the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda, KORCZAK is a moving portrait of a touching and inspiring man. In Polish with English subtitles. (HS). Color. (118 min.)
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