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IFI & KINOPOLIS: THE MIGHTY ANGEL

Director: WOJCIECH SMARZOWSKI

110 minutes, Poland, 2014, Subtitled, Colour, D-Cinema


The new film from Wojciech Smarzowski, subject of a special focus at the 2012 edition of Kinopolis, tells the story of Jerzy (Robert Więckiewicz, Wałęsa: Man of Hope), an intelligent and talented writer battling alcoholism. When he falls in love with a younger woman (Julia Kijowska, In Darkness), he makes a concerted effort to finally sober up, but a lapse into old habits results in a stay in intensive care, and a detox unit.

Unflinching in its depiction of Jerzy’s experience of alcoholism, the film is shot through with Smarzowski’s trademark black humour in a film by turns harrowing and poignant.

Showing as part of IFI & Kinopolis: 9th Polish Film Festival (November 6th – 9th).

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