A screening and discussion of Poland's Oscar Submission in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
Friday, January 15, 2010 7:00 PM James Bridges Theater 1409 Melnitz Hall Los Angeles, CA United States
Director Borys Lankosz in person for a Q&A with Roman Koropeckyj (UCLA Slavic Department/ Associate Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures) sponsored by UCLA International Institute, Center for European and Eurasian Studies
Winner 11 awards at the 2009 Gdynia Polish Film Festival; FIPRESCI Award, Warsaw Film Festival
During the peak of Stalinist terror in communist Poland, 30 year-old Sabina is presented with a string of unsuitable candidates to marry by her determined mother and savvy but ailing grandmother. One night a mysterious handsome stranger rescues her from a mugging and sweeps her off her feet. Their romance takes a dark turn when he asks her to spy on her boss, unleashing sinister events.
“Rich with references to Polish culture and cinema history, the genre-juggling feature debut of prize-winning documaker Borys Lankosz is clever, complex and spiked with a special kind of black humor…. pic boasts pitch-perfect performances from a stellar cast. Told from a female perspective, the elegant screenplay by literary talent Andrzej Bart revels in allusions, jokes and paradoxes, taking clichés about life in the Stalinist era and turning them inside out.” - Alissa Simon, Variety
DIRECTOR and WRITER: Borys Lankosz CAST: Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony, Marcin Dorocinski, Adam Woronowicz, Bronislaw Wroclawski In Polish with English subtitles 101 min
* This screening is FREE to the UCLA community, including students, staff, faculty, and guests unless otherwise noted.
* Tickets are available at the Melnitz box office the day of the screening one hour before show time and are given out on a first come, first serve basis--one ticket per person!
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