Carol Of The Bells

Carol Of The Bells

When:
May 14, 2022 @ 8:30 pm – 10:32 pm
2022-05-14T20:30:00-04:00
2022-05-14T22:32:00-04:00
Where:
EDCJCC
1529 16th St NW
Washington DC
Cost:
$15.00
Contact:
JxJ Box Office
202-777-3210
Dir. Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko | 122 min
Narrative Poland, Ukraine  2021
EnglishGermanPolishRussian with English subtitlesUkrainian  Mid-Atlantic Premiere

The Christmas song Carol of the Bells comes from a popular Ukrainian folk melody representing the universal spirit of brotherhood and unity.

In Ukrainian director Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko’s anti-war epic, three families—Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish—find their bonds tested with the outbreak of WWII. Chillingly timely, the film serves as a reminder of the power of unity and human decency in the face of jingoistic conflict. Despite successive occupations, first by the Nazis and then by Soviet forces, the families refuse to be splintered, joining their voices to sing a beautifully defiant Carol of the Bells.

Part of the BEATSxJ: Movies about Music series.