The film evokes a childhood in rural Lithuania between the wars. Read More »
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All Soul’s Day AKA Zaduszki (1961) Tadeusz Konwicki, Ewa Krzyzewska, Edmund Fetting, Elzbieta Czyzewska
A pair of lovers go off to a small hotel in a little town. The memories of war, however, intrude on their idyll. Read More »
A man hops off a train by the small town where he claims he was before. Read More »
In the eve of the Day of the Dead, among mysterious old rituals of the Vilnius region, ghosts of the past and present start to appear. Read More »
Jak daleko stad, jak blisko / How Far, How Near (1972) Tadeusz Konwicki, Andrzej Lapicki, Gustaw Holoubek, Maja Komorowska, Drama
A middle-aged man sets out on a symbolic journey through past, present, and future to learn why an old friend committed suicide, and learns much about his own life along the way.
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Ostatni dzien lata / The Last Day of Summer (1958) Tadeusz Konwicki, Irena Laskowska, Jan Machulski, Drama, Romance
There is something vaguely mythical to the manner in which Konwicki introduces his characters, both to us and to each other, lapped as much by the ethereal eeriness of the score as by the seaside winds that send their hair aflutter. When they tend to speak to each other in whispers, it seems almost out of respect for the otherworldly aura of their locale, as though it is to their eyes as improbably beautiful as Konwicki’s camera renders it to us. They—referred to in the credits only as “He” and “She”, mysterious and mythical in themselves—do not whisper much; there’s a clear silent heritage at work here, conferring meaning to the motion of faces and the movement of the camera along this spectral shore.
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