Fugue

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    Fugue

    Fuga

    Directed by

    Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden

    2018

    100 min

    • Polish

    Drama

    Alicja has no memory and no knowledge about how she lost it. In two years, she manages to build a new, independent self, away from home. She doesn't want to remember the past. So, when her family finds her, she is forced to fit into the roles of a mother, daughter and wife, surrounded by what seem to be complete strangers. What remains once you forget you loved someone? Is it necessary to remember the emotion of love in order to feel happiness?

    Awards

    • Silver Méliès Award, Best Feature Length Film - Sitges FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Gabriela Muskała
    Łukasz Simlat
    Screenplay
    Gabriela Muskała
    Cinematography
    Jakub Kijowski
    Editing
    Jarosław Kamiński
    Music
    Filip Míšek
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    MD4 SP. Z O.O.

    Press

    A sharp twist on the memory-loss psychodrama, Agnieszka Smoczyńska's less kooky follow-up to 'The Lure' is a surprising but rewarding shift in direction.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    A satisfying, thought-provoking exploration of the commitment and sacrifice required to be true to yourself.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Its controlled expansiveness of tone, psychology and camera mark its helmer -invaluably aided by writer-star Gabriela Muskala - as a stylist of considerable, unpredictable finesse.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Anchored by finely grained performances, even from now-7-years-old Iwo Rajski as the kid, the work examines with unblinking honesty just how friable the bonds can be not only between spouses, but even between mother and child.

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    Smoczynska can manoeuvre through delicate, emotional scenes as well as creating an atmosphere that will make the hairs on your neck stand on end.

    Ola Salwa, Cineuropa

    Agnieszka Smoczyńska

    Agnieszka Smoczyńska

    Poland

    Agnieszka Smoczyńska graduated the University of Silesia. She participated in master classes at Wajda Film School. In 2015 she debuted with her feature film THE LURE which experiments with genres of musical and horror. She received the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. She is a recipient of the Global Filmmaking Award at Sundance Film Festival 2017.