Anna Paquin’s latest movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, a “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation is to be broadcast on Sunday, April 19 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler recounts the inspiring true story of the brave woman who helped save the lives of 2,500 Jewish babies and young children in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II.
Anna Paquin plays the title role; Academy Award winner, Marcia Gay Harden (Pollock, In From the Night), plays her mother, Janina. Goran Visnjic (ER) is Stefan, a friend from Irena’s university days who helps Irena and her underground network map out strategies and routes to smuggle the children out of the ghetto.
Behind the story
Irena talks to her mother Janina
Irena and Stefan in Warsaw
Stefan and the children
Irena quizzes Angela
I will always love you