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Austeria

Synopsis

Also known as The Inn, Austeria is set in Poland around the time of WWI. During a pogrom, a group of Jews seek refuge from the Cossacks. The fugitives hide out in a rural inn, terrified that they may be given away at any moment. As the seconds stretch into minutes and the minutes into hours, the film metamorphoses into a series of philosophical/psychological discussions in the tradition of The Lower Depths and No Exit. Austeria was the last film (to date) of Polish director Jerzy Kawalerowicz, whose...more

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