Venue – Revue Cinema
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June 7th, 7:00PM
with special guest Marian Dziędziel (Q & A)
The Fifth Season of the Year / Piąta Pora Roku
Always with English Subs
A dark comedy, an unusual love story between a retired piano teacher and a coal miner that confronts the very foundations of their characters: their different educations, faiths, values and life experiences.
Director Jerzy Domaradzki’s big comeback is a film of the likes of Bruce Beresford’s 1989 Driving Miss Daisy (with Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman). Having recently lost her partner, Basia (Ewa Wiśniewska) decides to leave her home. Together with Witek (Marian Dziędziel), whom she hires as a driver, they travel to the seaside to fulfill the dying wish of Basia’s partner. Against the backdrop of the Silesian landscape, they discover their prevailing feelings of loneliness, which slowly start to drift away. They reveal the secrets of their pasts as their relationship grows more intense. The new emotion is mature and critical for their further life. “They feel how much they need each other”, Jerzy Domaradzki says in an interview with the newspaper Rzeczpospolita. “And they see that there is still something before them”.
The film is simultaneously a portrait of a 20-year-old democratic system, which gives rise to reflections on the amplitude of the changes. The protagonists grew up under communism, and their sense of perception is more astute and attention-oriented.
The Fifith Season of the Year marks Domaradzki’s big-screen comeback.
Jerzy Domaradzki is a Warsaw University graduate and holds a degree in Social Studies. He won the Grand Prix Chianciano Terme at the International TV Drama Festival “Teleconfronto” in 1985 for his film Three Windmills. His most popular work is the drama Peace Run, about harsh realities of life in the early years of communist Poland. The film was awarded at the PFF in Gdynia, Poland, in 1986, and in 1987 at the IFF in Moscow and the World Film Festival Montreal.
The Fifth Season of the Year comes to cinemas across Poland on the 26th of December 2012.
– December 2012, Best Actor for Marian Dziędziel for his role as Witek at the 35th International Film Festival in Cairo
Sources: culture.pl, Film New Europe, SBS