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Rewers (Poland)

Directed by:
Borys Lankosz
Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony
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A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother knows all about it and tries at all costs to find her daughter a good candidate for a husband. The whole situation is controlled by the grandmother, an eccentric lady with a sharp tongue from whom no secret can be concealed. Successive admirers arrive at the pre-war tenement where the women live, but Sabina is interested in none of them. One day, appearing out of nowhere, comes the charming, intelligent, and terribly good-looking Bronislaw. His presence will spark off a series of unexpected events revealing the darker side of the women's nature.

Awards and festivals: Bronze Frog at Camerimage 2009, FIPRESCI Prize at the Warsaw Film Festival 2009, Best Actress - Agata Buzek, Best Makeup, Marcin Dorocinski - Best Actor, Critics' Award and the Golden Lion at the Polish Film Festival 2009.