Irena's Vow


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, Apr 15 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Apr 16 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Worldwide Premiere Event
Narrative Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:140 minutes
Production Country:Poland, Canada
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Louise Archambault
Cast:Sophie Nélisse
Dougray Scott
Andrzej Seweryn


The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to join theaters around the world to present the global premiere of “Irena’s Vow” showing April 15 and 16 at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Through the eyes of a strong-willed woman comes the remarkable true story of Irena Gut and the triumphs of the human spirit over devastating tragedy.

Nineteen-year-old Irena is promoted to housekeeper in the home of a highly respected Nazi officer when she finds out that the Jewish ghetto is about to be liquidated. Determined to help the Jewish workers, she decides to shelter them in the safest place she can think of — the basement of the German commandant’s house.

Over the next two years, Irena uses her wit, humor, and courage to hide her friends until the end of the German occupation, concealing them in the midst of countless Nazi parties, a blackmail scheme, and even the birth of a child.

Her story is one of the most inspiring of our time.