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FAMILY LIFE

Dir: Krzysztof Zanussi
Cast: Daniel Olbrychski, Jan Kreczmar, Halina Mikołajska
08 Apr, 20:15
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Year of Production: 1971
Country: Poland

Wit (Daniel Olbrychski) reluctantly returns to his family home when he is asked to take care of his gravely-ill father (Jan Kreczmar). Upon entering the dark confines of a house that he has not visited in six years, Wit is again exposed to the idiosyncratic pathologies of his father, sister and aunt. Family Life is a reflection on the emotional claustrophobia of familial bonds and the seeming inability for us to escape our past, no matter how hard we try. The film won awards at the Chicago International Film Festival and Valladolid International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival.

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