Spoor

Spoor

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Release Date: Sunday, 10 December 2017.
Starring Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Borys Szyc, Andrzej Grabowski, Jakub Gierszał, Tomasz Kot..
Directed by Agnieszka Holland, in collaboration with Kasia Adamik.
Classification: MA15+, 128 mins.
Note: English subtitles.

The main character in Agnieszka Holland's latest film is Janina Duszejko, a retired engineer living in the Sudeten mountains. She's also a vegetarian and an astrologist. One snowy winter night, she stumbles on the dead body of her neighbour. The man, a poacher, died a mysterious death. The only visible tracks around his house are roe deer hooves.
Seeing the ineptitude of the police, Duszejko begins an unorthodox investigation of her own. "Our film could easily have a different title: No Country for Old Women," says director Agnieszka Holland. "The world we live in, and certainly Poland, where the film is set, is precisely such a country. This story is firmly set in the reality of contemporary rural Poland, 25 years after the fall of communism. The film is a mix of genres: a psychological drama about humiliated people and animals; an environmental film; a pastiche and gripping crime story, and a feminist vivisection of the situation of an elderly woman fighting for her values in contemporary Polish society. The main protagonist is honest, passionate, generous, wise, but also mad. Rebellious and filled with indignation. She will take us on a journey through a land where breathtaking nature blends with mud, corruption, cruelty, stupidity, and blood."


 

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