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13 April 2019: Family Life


Family Life
Krzysztof Zanussi, 1971, 88 min
Polish with English subtitles
Introduced by Krzysztof Zanussi

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 pasts, no matter how hard we try.

Part of Kinoteka: Witold SobociƄski