Never Gonna Snow Again (2021)

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert Run Time: 113 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2021

Starring: Agata Kulesza, Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska

Country: Poland, Germany
Language: Polish, Russian, French and Vietnamese

“A searching, cryptic satire of bourgeois insularity in modern Poland…supported by droll comedy and lavishly atmospheric intrigue”

– Guy Lodge for Variety

About the film:

Official Selection of Venice International Film Festival and Telluride Film Festival. Poland’s official selection for Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

A masseur from the East enters the lives of the rich residents of a bland, walled off community. Despite their wealth, the residents emit an inner sadness, a longing. The mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, his eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhood. Zhenia, for this is his name, changes their lives.

About the filmmakers:

Renowned artistic duo Malgorzata Szumowska and cinematographer Michał Englert have made over a dozen documentary and feature films together. Their provocative collaborations have received numerous awards at festivals, including Berlin, where In the Name Of won the Teddy Award for Best Feature in 2013, Body won Szumowska Best Director in 2015, and Mug won a Grand Jury Prize in 2018.

Never Gonna Snow Again is co-written and co-directed by the pair and marks Englert’s directorial debut. Read more here.

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