Silent Land15

Directed by Agnieszka Woszczynska | Poland | 2021 | 1h 53m | Polish w/ English subtitles | Starring Dobromir Dymecki, Agnieszka Zulewska, Ibrahim Keshk, Jean-Marc Barr

A seemingly perfect middle-class couple from Poland rent a luxurious Italian holiday home, but are disappointed to find the pool is broken. One day, the migrant worker sent to fix it suffers a terrible accident, setting off a chain of chilling events. Polish filmmaker Aga Woszczyńska’s feature debut is a tense and enigmatic character study that critiques privilege and the power of denial.

Reviews

‘Silent Land plays very much in the key of Austria’s Michael Haneke, chillingly exposing class entitlement and the aloofness that the rich maintain – even in an emergency – from the grubby mortality of the poor.’
★★★★
Anton Bitel, Little White Lies

‘The film is a caustic allegory of Western indifference in the face of the global humanitarian catastrophe.’
★★★★
Graham Fuller, The Arts Desk

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