Skip to main content

Lump of Sugar

Poland, 1987 (MIFF 1988, Fiction)

Director: Jacek Beawut

The hypocracy of the horse racing elite and the hardened gambler is highlighted in this work.

Images of admiring crowds and gentle handlers are countered by the demise of the horse.

See also...

Mercy

A young, broke mother visits a church with her daughter to seek help from the parish priest. But her unexpected visit sparks conflict over an unresolved past. ... D/S Eliza Subotowicz P Ewa ... More »

The Gravediggers

The atrocities of the Bosnian war live on in the hearts and minds of those who survived, and those that took part. ... More »

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Room

Lata tends to put her dad up on a pedestal, but as Father's Day approaches all the secrets he's hiding threaten to bring him down. ... More »

Don’t Have, Don’t Give

A writer returns to his hometown in the Polish rust belt, rekindling an old sibling rivalry. No one is what they seem in this beautifully observed study of the tension between personal freedom and ... More »

Echo

The powerful echo of two schoolboys' actions resonates as they reconstruct their crime and relive the pain of what they have done. ... More »

A Short Story

Fourteen-year-old Maurice likes filming his family with an old super 8mm camera: his sick father his stressed mother and his younger brother Casper. But while he's documenting the everyday, he's ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director