a public event
A screening and discussion of Poland's Oscar Submission in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.
Friday, January 15, 2010
James Bridges Theater
1409 Melnitz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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
* 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!
* No late seating!
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Kean & Kolar Communications