School of History/Polish cultural festival 2014
Showing of feature film on the life and killing of Blessed Fr Jerzy Popieluszko
As part of this year’s Polish cultural festival, and to mark the recent 30th anniversary of the killing of Blessed Fr Jerzy Popieluszko by agents of the Polish People’s Republic, the School of History, in conjunction with the Polish expatriate group MyCork, is pleased to announce a screening of the 1988 film on the subject by the distinguished Polish director Agnieszka Holland. The film, which stars Christopher Lambert, Ed Harris, Joanne Whalley, David Suchet, Cherie Lunghi, Tim Roth, Joss Ackland, Timothy Small and Pete Postlethwaite, focusses both on the life and apostolate of the fictionalised ‘Fr Alek’ (modelled on Fr Popieluszko and played by Christopher Lambert), and the efforts to interdict this work by the state, most notably by ‘Stefan’ (Ed Harris), a senior officer of the Polish secret service.
The film will be shown at 8pm, on the evening of Thursday 13 November, in the Boole IV lecture theatre. The event is free to all who wish to attend.