Never Gonna Snow Again

Directed by Malgoska Szumowska, and Michal Englert

Year: 2020
Running Time: 113
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: Poland, Germany
Language: Polish, Russian, French, and Vietnamese with English subtitles
Genres: Drama
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Never Gonna Snow Again

Cast
Alec Utgoff
Maja Ostaszewska
Agata Kulesza
Weronika Rosati
Katarzyna Figura
Andrzej Chyra
Łukasz Simlat

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Directed by Malgoska Szumowska and Michal Englert


On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods. The latest from writer/director Ma?gorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) and her longtime collaborator Micha? Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor.

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Reviews

“A magical film. A tour-de-force…of brilliant cinematography.”

"A gently mysterious, darkly poetic tonic of the sacred and profane."

"Malgorzata Szumowska hits a career high in this alluring, atmospheric tale."

"Dreamlike and unnerving. A hypnotic viewing experience that awakens all senses through our eyes."



Awards

  • Official Selection – Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival

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