crime, drama, mystery I 2017 I Poland,
Original Title: POKOT
Duration: 127 min
Language: Polish with English subtitles
Director: Agnieszka Holland
The 2017 Berlinale Silver Bear-winning wintery thriller by the renowned three-time Oscar nominated director, Agnieszka Holland. The script is based on the novel very well known in Poland as well as in many other countries “Drive Your Plough Over the Bones of the Dead” by Polish author Olga Tokarczuk.
An eccentric part-time English teacher and an animal rights defender, Janina Duszejko, who lives in a small town in the Polish mountains loses her two beloved dogs. A few months later she stumbles upon the dead body of her neighbour, a poacher. The only traces leading to the mysterious death are those of roe deer hooves… As time goes by, more grisly, and equally mysterious, killings are discovered. All victims were passionate hunters who knew each other very well. The police investigation proves ineffective. Duszejko has her own theory that the deaths could have been the animals’ revenge…
DIRECTOR AND WRITER AGNIESZKA HOLLAND
Agnieszka Holland started her film career assisting Andrzej Wajda as her mentor and Krzysztof Zanussi. Her first feature film was Provincial Actors (1978), one of the flagship pictures of the "cinema of moral disquiet" and the winner of the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
In 1981, after the Polish communist government declared martial law, Holland emigrated to France. She collaborated with her friend, Krzysztof Kieślowski, on the screenplay of his trilogy, Three Colours (1993).
Her works were produced in Poland, Germany, France, Great Britain, Czech Republic and the USA. Many of them received prestigious awards and nominations, among them: Golden Globe Award, Golden Lion Award, BAFTA, Emmy and others. Three of Agnieszka Holland’s films were nominated to the Oscar Academy Award (Best Foreign Language category): In Darkness (2012), Europa Europa (1990) and Angry Harvest (1985). She directed over 30 feature and TV films including: To Kill a Priest, Olivier Olivier, The Secret Garden, Total Eclipse, Washington Square, Third Miracle, Shot in the Heart, Copying Beethoven.
She formatted and directed several episodes of some of the important TV series both in the US (such as "The Wire", "Treme", "The Killing", "House of Cards") and in Poland ("Prime Minister"), also directed drama miniseries "Burning Bush", "Rosemary’s Baby".
Agnieszka Holland is a Chairwoman of European Film Academy (EFA).
Silver Berlin Bear Alfred Bauer Prize - Berlin International Film Festival 2017
All non-English films screen with English subtitles.
POLISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Thursday 25 May 6:30 pm
ANATOMY OF EVIL
Saturday 27 May 9:00 pm
Sunday 28 June 6:30 pm
WARSAW BY NIGHT
Thursday 1 June 6:30 pm
THE LAST FAMILY
Sunday 4 June 6:30 pm
TIPS FOR CHEATING
Monday 5 June 6:30 pm
Sunday 11 June 6:30 pm
Thursday 15 June 6:30 pm