Irish Film Institute -KINOPOLIS: ELEPHANT



89 mins, Poland, 2022, Digital, Subtitled

Bartek (Jan Hrynkiewicz) is a young man living and working on a small farm in rural Poland, with family obligations to his alcoholic mother and pregnant sister. His small, quiet life is upturned by the return of his neighbour’s prodigal son Dawid (Paweł Tomaszewski). Bringing with him experience of the wider world, the elder Dawid becomes first Bartek’s friend, then his lover. The very suspicion of a relationship between the two causes serious difficulties and violent confrontations in an area rife with bigotry and discrimination, leading Bartek to make some life-changing decisions in this simply but beautifully told love story.

Notes by Kevin Coyne.

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