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POLAND | 109 minutes | 2018

A bus full of young adults stops on a lonely road. They’re off to work in what appears to be a strange hotel. But is that really where they’re going? Whatever the case, it becomes all too clear that work is not, in fact, very good for you at all. The hellish passage of a group of young people through an elusive, spectral world where nothing is as it seems makes for one very disquieting chiller. Proof that genre cinema is today reinventing itself with panache in Poland and that director Jagoda Szelc is one of its rising stars.
CANADIAN PREMIERE

In collaboration with FTA.

" ... a powerful visual poem, a fascinatingly misanthropic excavation of socialisation and group mentality." The Movie Waffler
"Stunning ... a wonderfully mordant, meta reflection on the creative process and the end of studies to which the film itself is the monument." Pop Matters
"...provides menace and rewards patience." Screen Anarchy
« ... une atmosphère étrange et suffocante digne des meilleurs films d’horreur. ... l’expérience cinématographique globale est exquise. » Panorama-Cinema

Rotterdam Film Festival

Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival

New Horizons Film Festival

Programs

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Program #144
18:30
Cinéma du Parc 3

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Program #172
21:20
Cinémathèque - Salle Fernand-Seguin

Jagoda Szelc

No biography

MONUMENT / 2018 - fiction
WIE?A. JASNY DZIE?. / TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. / 2017 - fiction
SPACER / A SHORT WALK / 2015 - short documentary
TAKI PEJZA? / SUCH A LANDSCAPE / 2013 - short fiction
PUNKT WYJ?CIA / EXIT POINT / 2012 - short documentary
APOSIOPESIS / 2011 - short fiction
I NIGDY NIE WRACA? / WITH NO RETURN / 2011 - short fiction
KICHOT / 2011 - short documentary

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Jagoda Szelc
  • Producer Marcin Malatynski
  • Cast Krotoska Anna, Rafal Cieluch, Rafal Kwietniewski, Dorota Lukasiewicz-Kwietniewska, Malgorzata Szczerbowska, Anna Zubrzycki

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