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Synopsis

A bright day, indeed: The sun is shining, it's summer, everything shines green. Little Nina is excited about her First Communion and the visit of her uncle and her aunt Kaja, who – what Nina doesn't know – is in truth her birth mother and was mysteriously absent for the last six years. Nina considers Mula to be her mother, since she grew up with her. The tensions between Mula and her two siblings are obvious, and there are some things from their past, which are not openly addressed. Mula is scared that Kaja could come too close to Nina and take her away from her. Nervously, she observes the encounters between her sister and the child. The longer the movie lasts, the more intense the irritations become on narrative, acoustic and visual levels, but especially on an atmospheric level between the adults. When Nina’s grandmother is suddenly cured of her serious illness and the pastor forgets his text at the mass, it gradually becomes clear that mysterious events are taking place. Director Jagoda Szelc, who received several awards for her first feature-length film, knows how to create an eerie tension and shatter the apparent idyll in its foundations.

Guests

Anna Krotoska

Anna Krotoska

Actress Tower. A Bright Day
In Vienna: April 17-18

Moderator

Liliana Nelska

Liliana Nelska

Moderator Film Programme

Tower. A Bright Day

Original Title

Wieża. Jasny dzień

Director

Jagoda Szelc

Script

Jagoda Szelc

Actors

Anna Krotoska, Małgorzata Szczerbowska, Rafał Cieluch

Genre

Feature film

Category

Promising debuts competition

Country

Poland

Year

2017

Language

Polish with Engl. sub.

Running time

106 min.

Distribution/Contact

Indeks Film Studio

Dates

Tuesday 17.04.

20:30 Village Cinema 3

Wednesday 18.04.

22:00 Village Cinema 3

Thursday 19.04.

15:00 Actors Studio 1