Tower. A Bright Day

Directed by: Jagoda Szelc
Poland | 106 minutes
uk-premiere
Screenings
VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Thu 4th Oct 20:45

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VUE Piccadilly
Pic. 5
Fri 5th Oct 13:15

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In an small rural community, Kaja returns to her family after a six-year absence, during which time her daughter Nina has been raised by her sister, Mula. Mula's paranoia about losing Nina leads her to impose strict rules preventing Kaja from forming a relationship with her. Amidst this and other family dramas leading up to Nina's first communion, a series of mysterious occurrences also begin to take place - some seemingly for the better; others more frightening. Screened in the Berlinale Forum, Jagoda Szelc's unsettling feature debut is a seamless blend of mystical drama and psychological haunted house story. Subtle and foreboding, its cleverly manipulative use of cinematography and sound design contributes to the sense of something inhuman lying beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic setting. As in Pasolini's THEOREM or Dumont's HORS SATAN, Kaja fills the role of a mysterious interloper around whom strange things begin to happen - things which begin seeping into the entire community, and even the surrounding landscape. Straddling genres and stylistic influences, Szelc has already drawn comparisons with filmmakers as diverse as Yorgos Lanthimos and Jennifer Kent - and all of it before she's completed her degree at Łódź Film School. Marc David Jacobs

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Original Title
Wieża. Jasny Dzień
Runtime
106
Cast
Anna Krotoska
Małgorzata Szczerbowska
Rafał Cieluch
Country
Poland
Director(s)
Jagoda Szelc
Writer(s)
Jagoda Szelc
Producer(s)
Marcin Malatyński
Executive Producer(s)
Marcin Malatyński
Screening Status
UK Premiere