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?
- Silver Méliès Award, Best Feature Length Film - Sitges FF
- Gabriela Muskała
- Łukasz Simlat
- Gabriela Muskała
- Jakub Kijowski
- Jarosław Kamiński
- Filip Míšek
- ALPHA VIOLET
- MD4 SP. Z O.O.
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.
A satisfying, thought-provoking exploration of the commitment and sacrifice required to be true to yourself.
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.
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.
Smoczynska can manoeuvre through delicate, emotional scenes as well as creating an atmosphere that will make the hairs on your neck stand on end.
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.