A sensual romantic drama in which love doesn’t need many words in order to be expressed. One of the most moving love stories in East European cinema. Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
In a devastated Polish territory, shortly after World War II, a middle-aged American soldier falls deeply in love with a poor widow. She lives with her ill elderly mother, while her only joy in life is painting and discovering beauty in the surrounding sad landscape. His desire is to take her to the United States and start a new life together. However, life has made other plans for them. The plot’s simplicity of this tenderly tragic and beautifully shot film strengthens the power of suggestion, while silently inspiring performances by leading actors bring it to the level of a masterpiece.
- Krzysztof Zanussi
- Polen, Duitsland, USA