Two successful, modern day American women, Maria and Sarah are brought together by a secret connection they never knew they had; their mothers, Apolonia, a Christian, and Esther, a Jew, were best friends during the Polish Holocaust. A recently bequeathed diary from Esther to her daughter Sarah, illuminates events of a dark past that lead Apolonia to confess to her daughter, Maria, a lifetime of self-blame and guilt for an unintended betrayal that led to her best friend's capture by the Nazis. Written by
Bright Shining City Productions
Did You Know?
The lead character Apollonia Kowalski is strongly based on the silent film actress Pola Negri
, and even named the character after her (the name Pola is a contraction of Apollonia). Director Kotowski built the Apollonia Kowalski character to be one that he imagined Negri would enjoy playing as an old woman. See more
Version of Forgiveness