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Sunday, August 18, 2019
(R) 89min
[in Polish with subtitles]
Mar 15 - 18, 5:30 & 7:30
This three times Oscar-nominated film, for Foreign Language film, for Cinematography and for Director Pawel Pawlikowski (Oscar-winner Ida), is a richly detailed, powerful and captivating personal story based on the director’s parents tortuous relationship that took place across post-WWII Europe on both sides of the Iron Curtain. His father was an ethnomusicologist trying to record local Polish folksongs before they were lost; his mother was a young singer who captivated him. They become part of a folk music ensemble but are repeatedly separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate.