This film was released on Friday 4th December 2015 and is no longer screening.
Jerzy Skolimowski (Essential Killing, The Deep End), one of the greats of Polish cinema, presents a typically complex and darkly humorous ensemble piece in which the lives of a separate group of characters interweave and overlap over the course of the titular period. Set in Warsaw, among those we meet are a newly wed actress whose jealous husband waits outside the hotel suite in which a sleazy Hollywood director (Richard Dormer) may be attempting to seduce her, a group of nuns buying hot dogs from a vendor with a secret, a drug-dealing courier fleeing the bed of his married lover, and a group of paramedics faced with an unusual problem while attending a patient.
Filled with ominous portents and foreboding sounds, Skolimowski’s impressively kinetic take on the Hollywood thriller builds to a cunning and unexpected climax in which the characters’ fates are decided/
Notes by Kevin Coyne
82 minutes, Poland, Ireland, 2015, Colour
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SOUND OF METAL
13.00 | 18.15
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