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A Woman Alone Unclassified 18+
Kobieta Samotna

Banned for six years, then censored by the state when it finally aired on television, Agnieszka Holland’s last film before emigrating from Poland examines the desolate lives of the poor and disabled during the country’s Solidarity era.

Screening at MIFF in its restored form, including five minutes of previously cut material, this handheld social realist drama ranks among Holland’s most impassioned, critical works – a considerable feat from a filmmaker who repeatedly interrogates the impact of governmental control and oppression on the lives of everyday people.

For divorcée Irena, communism’s promised utopia is merely a dream. She lives in squalid conditions with her eight-year-old son, is forced to fight off her neighbours daily, and receives threats rather than empathy from her fellow postal workers. When she begins a relationship with coalminer Jacek, Irena dares to hope for a different life, but luck is hard to find amidst such pervasive misery.

“A portrait of Poland’s conditions in the last decade of communism …  A Woman Alone remains a sobering record of its time.” – Slant

Tickets

7231
Mon 05 Aug 6:30 pm [7231]
A Woman Alone (92 mins)
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Boguslaw Linda, Maria Chwalibog
Director
Agnieszka Holland
Producer
Jerzy Szebesta
Screenwriters
Agnieszka Holland, Maciej Karpinski
Cinematographer
Jacek Petrycki
Composer
Jan Kanty Pawluskiewicz
Editor
Roman Kolski
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Di Factory

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