World Premiere of the film Forbidden Songs in English

The festival will feature the world premiere of the English-subtitled version of the film Forbidden Songs (1947), which narrates everyday life in Warsaw through the lens of music banned during the German occupation. Palester created the film’s score by arranging and reworking these forbidden songs.

Barbara Milewski (Swarthmore College) will introduce the film, drawing on interviews with cast members and the screenwriter’s family.