Bitter Love | TIFF

Bitter Love


Directed by:
Jerzy Sladkowski
TIFF edition:

On a three-week cruise on the river Volga, passengers are looking for an escape from their lives, looking for change and love. This floating matchmaking heaven has it all. There are tarot cards and spells. There’s piano playing and opera. There are gym classes on the deck. There are melancholic men with guitars and song lyrics scribbled in notebooks. There’s vodka, of course, lots of vodka. Inside the ship, the intimacy of the encounters takes the audience on its own emotional journey on the ocean of two universal human feelings: loneliness and undying hope.