Last Resort with Pawel Pawlikowski in person
Sunday, December 9, 4:30 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image – Bartos Screening Room
Dir. Pawel Pawlikowski. 2000. 73 mins. Imported 35mm print. With Dina Korzun, Artyom Strelnikov, Paddy Considine. Arriving with her young son in London, a young Russian woman (Korzun) expects to be greeted by her fiancé, but when he doesn’t appear, finds herself instead plunged into a bureaucratic purgatory, waiting in the quiet seaside town of “Stonehaven”—actually Margate—to hear if their application for asylum has been accepted. Along the way she begins a tentative relationship with a local amusement arcade’s manager, played by Paddy Considine. The film is as much a study of love between mother and son, as a portrait of the plight of the stateless asylum-seeker, achieved with enormous emotional acuity. Free with Museum admission.
This is presented as a double feature with Twockers, which begins at 3:30 p.m. One ticket is good for admission to both.
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