Director: Łukasz Karwowski

94 mins, Poland, 2023, Digital, Subtitled

Dawid Ogrodnik, one of Poland’s most consistently versatile and impressive actors, turns in another chameleonic performance as miner Alojz. Overly fond of alcohol, with a tendency to violence when drunk, Alojz oscillates between tenderness and cruelty to those around him, bullying an effeminate new colleague and abusing wife Anna (Małgorzata Gorol). A cave-in at the mine sees Alojz rescue that same colleague from certain death, but as reward for this act of selfless bravery, he is left permanently injured, and must adapt to a new life. As both he and Anna struggle with the changes, the two re-evaluate and redefine their relationship in director Łukasz Karwowski’s moving film.

Notes by Kevin Coyne

Followed by Q&A with director Łukasz Karwowski.

Screening as part of Kinopolis Polish Film Festival 2023, December 7th – 10th.

Book Tickets

Sunday 10th