Directed by Andrzej Zulawski
The late Andrzej Zulawski's final film, a literary adaptation suffused with his trademark freneticism, transforms Polish writer Witold Gombrowicz's novel of the same name into an ominous and manic exploration of desire. Witold who has just failed the bar, and his companion Fuchs, who has recently quit his fashion job, are staying at a guesthouse run by the intermittently paralytic Madame Woytis. Upon discovering a sparrow hanged in the woods near the house, Witold's reality mutates into a whirlwind of tension, histrionics, foreboding omens, and surrealistic logic as he becomes obsessed with Madame Woytis's daughter Lena, newly married to Lucien.
“Blissful madness in a world brainwashed by sanity.” —Brooklyn Magazine
"Bizarre, brilliant, and grotesquely funny" -Film Comment
"Witty and energetic." -A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The most delightfully off-kilter picture you’re bound to see all year. In the vein of Zulawski’s very best films...Standing as a perfect culmination of everything that made the director an auteur of entirely singular vision. The film holds within its DNA some of the year’s most evocative moments. And that’s entirely due to Zulawski being a truly peerless aesthetic artist.” -Criterion Cast
- Winner of Best Director, Locarno Film Festival
|Phi Centre||Montreal||Quebec||1474603200September 23, 2016|
|Northwest Film Forum||Seattle||WA||1473220800September 7 - September 11, 2016|
|Wexner Center for the Arts||Columbus||OH||1473134400September 6, 2016|
|Basilica Hudson||Hudson||NY||1472097600August 25, 2016|
|Cinefamily||Los Angeles||CA||1472011200August 24 - September 1, 2016|
|Brattle Theatre||Cambridge||MA||1471579200August 19 - August 22, 2016|
|Melwood Screening Room||Pittsburgh||PA||1470974400August 12 - August 18, 2016|
|Texas Theatre||Dallas||TX||1470974400August 12 - August 14, 2016|
|TIFF Bell Lightbox||Toronto||ON||1470456000August 6, 2016|
|Vancity Theater||Vancouver||BC||1469764800July 29 - August 4, 2016|
|Ryder Film Series||Bloomington||IN||1469764800July 29 - September 3, 2016|
|Cleveland Cinematheque||Cleveland||OH||1469246400July 23 - July 24, 2016|
|The Pageant Theater||Chico||CA||1469160000July 22 - July 28, 2016|
|Miami Beach Cinematheque||Miami Beach||FL||1468555200July 15 - July 21, 2016|
|Roxie Theater||San Francisco||CA||1467950400July 8 - July 14, 2016|
|Metrograph||New York||NY||1466136000June 17 - July 7, 2016|
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