NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN – Review by Marietta Steinhart (Guest Post)

There is a spellbinding sense of fairy tale realism to Małgorzata Szumowska’s latest, her first co-directed film with long-time cinematographer Michał Englert. Never Gonna Snow Again is loaded with social commentary – it’s wicked and quietly wonderful.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, April 28 to May 4, 2014: IDA

Opening May 2, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is Ida. Filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski’s drama is the fascinating, heartfelt story of a young Polish nun who must confront the unexpected truth about her heritage. Beautifully shot in black-and-white, the film is an engaging road movie that offers a new perspective on Poland’s post-World War II Communist era. Newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska steals the movie with a nuanced and affecting performance. This beautiful, unsettling film is must-see. Read on…

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