Poland. Dir. Wojciech Smarzowski. 2011, 94 mins. DCP. In Polish and German with English subtitles. Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute New York. With Agata Kulesza, Marcin Dorocinski, Malwina Buss, Kinga Preis. The director of the acclaimed contemporary drama The Wedding (winner of numerous Polish Academy Awards) turns his attention to a seldom-explored theme from post-WWII European history. Relying more on raw imagery than dialogue, Smarzowski tells the tale of a fight for survival by a widowed Masurian woman. Her life and farm are attacked from all sides by looters from the Soviet Army as well as the new Polish establishment, until rescue comes in the form of a man who fought in the war on the opposite side of her husband.
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