This film screened on Sunday 28th May 2017.
The IFI is delighted to collaborate with the International Literature Festival Dublin and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin in presenting this screening of A Grain of Truth, adapted from the novel by award-winning and bestselling crime author Zygmunt Miłoszewski, who will take part in a post-screening Q&A.
In director Borys Lankosz’s film, prosecutor Teodor (Robert Więckiewicz) is called upon to investigate a string of grisly murders in a provincial Polish town. The trail leads him to confront mediaeval superstition and anti-Semitism, as well as his own beliefs, in a tense and gripping thriller with strong elements of social commentary.
Notes by Kevin Coyne