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It’s hard to decide exactly what period this new cinematic masterpiece from Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski is set in with its austere dramatic settings that look like they have remained unchanged for centuries. This unforgiving bleak countryside that seems to have escaped any attempt at modernisation is in fact 1962 but you have this sinking feeling that … Continue reading

In The Name Of

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Father Adam is the pastor of a minute parish in the hinterlands of Poland where he has opened a center for ‘difficult’ teenage ex reformatory boys. In this bleak countryside he, and his lay helper Michel, have fashioned their small group of unruly charges into almost responsible young men. They play football, go swimming and … Continue reading

Floating Skyscrapers

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Polish writer/director Tomascz Wasilewski’s second feature film is a dark tragic love story that you immediately sense from the opening scenes that is doomed. Although it is Poland’s first ever Gay movie, it is so much more a story about the search for one’s identity and about being accepted for one’s own true self and … Continue reading

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