AUSTERIA - DIGITALLY RESTORED
Title: AUSTERIA - DIGITALLY RESTORED
Original Title: AUSTERIA
Film Status: INTERNATIONALLY PREMIERED
Production Year: 1982
Country of Origin: POLAND
Genre: DRAMA/WAR
Language: POLISH/HEBREW/GERMAN
Duration: 102 MIN.
Director: JERZY KAWALEROWICZ
Scriptwriter: JERZY KAWALEROWICZ
Cast: FRANCISZEK PIECZKA, WOJCIECH PSZONIAK,
JAN SZURMIEJ, EWA DOMAŃSKA
Cinematographer: ZYGMUNT SAMOSIUK
Editor: WIESŁAWA OTOCKA
Producer: JERZY KAWALEROWICZ
Production Company: SF KADR
Format: 35 mm
Screen Ratio: 1.85 : 1
SYNOPSIS:

The year is 1914. The first day and the first night of World War 1.  Austeria is the name of an inn run by an old, wise Jew named Tag. It is situated next to a road leading to a small town in Polish Galicia. It soon becomes the shelter for people fleeing Cossack pogroms. The crowd include emancipated Jews from  the little town, Chassidic mystics and religious fanatics who do not quite realize what’s going on around them. Among them, Tag stands out as a strong character, a philosopher and free thinker, painfully aware of the oncoming disaster. Displaying sober skepticism, he treats everyone to whom his Austeria became home for the night with great warmth. He can sense that their death is coming.
AWARDS:

1984:Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia - Gold Lions - Jerzy Kawalerowicz