Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Bells

Poland | 2021 | 125 min. | Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko

October 23, 2022

Immortalised as one of the most scintillating and enlightening Christmas songs, "Carol of the Bells," adapted from a popular Ukrainian folk melody, came to represent the spirit of brotherhood and unity all over the world.

Screening to be introduced by representatives of Ukrainian Association of Washington State. Actress Joanna Opozda scheduled to attend.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this film.

The peaceful and neighborly existence of three families, Polish, Ukrainian, and Jewish, sharing a large house, musical evenings and merriment in the city of Stanislaviv in the years preceding and post war, is shattered by invaders, first in the Nazi then the Soviet occupation of Ukraine. Death and loss come to these families, but the healing power and joy of "Carol of the Bells" will be

  • Original Language Title: Shchedryk
  • Director: Olesya Morgunets-Isaenko
  • Principal Cast: Yana Koroliova, Andrey Mostrenko, Polina Gromova, Miroslaw Haniszewski, Joanna Opozda
  • Country: Poland, Ukraine
  • Year: 2021
  • Running Time: 125 min.
  • Language: Polish, Ukranian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes