Q&A with Joshua Rubenstein, activist & author The Last Days of Stalin

Russia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar has been a surprising box office hit in Russia, where the film was funded with government support to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Sobibór extermination camp uprising. Venerated actor Konstantin Khabenskiy directed and stars in this harrowing true story centering on Alexander Pechersky, a Soviet-Jewish Red Army lieutenant imprisoned at the small-scale but deadly Sobibór camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. In 1943 Pechersky led a camp revolt that saw some 300 Jewish prisoners rise up against their SS and Ukrainian guards. This highly graphic and frank depiction of Nazi atrocities and prisoner heroism is an important addition to the canon of Holocaust film.

Dir: Konstantin Khabenskiy | Russia | 2018 | 117m | Russian w/ English subtitles

CO-PRESENTED BY: Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry at Brandeis University;
Center for German and European Studies at Brandeis University; Facing History & Ourselves; Israel Campus Roundtable
Special Thanks to Samuel Goldwyn Films

Watch The Trailer

Wednesday, May 15, 4:30 pm
Museum of Fine Arts