With echoes of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tomas Wasilewski's ('Floating Skyscrapers') Berlin Silver Bear-winning film is a compelling portrait of four women whose hopes and desires intertwine in post-Cold War Poland.
Agata is a young mother trapped in an unhappy marriage, who seeks refuge in another, impossible relationship. Renata is an older teacher fascinated with her neighbour Marzena – a lonely former local beauty queen, whose husband works in Germany. Marzena’s sister Iza is a headmistress in love with the father of one of her students.
BBFC Certified 18 - sexual assault, strong sex
★★★★ "Wasilewski has an eye for eloquent framing and touches of absurdity" - Wendy Ide, The Observer
★★★★ "Tomasz Wasilewski brings an icy compositional control to this piercingly sad, strange and unnerving film" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian