Visions of Europe: Silent Land

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Director(s)Aga Woszczynska
Writer(s)Piotr Litwin, Aga Woszczynska
LanguagePolish, English, French, Italian
CountryPoland, Czech Republic, Italy
Running Time1HR 53MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles
SeasonVisions of Europe

Aesthetically sparse, with an enigmatic plot, Agnieszka Woszczyńska’s debut feature is an unflinching character study that unfurls the power of denial.

After arriving at a holiday villa on an Italian island, bourgeois couple Adam (Dobromir Dymecki) and Anna (Agnieszka Żulewska) discover that the swimming pool is empty. The migrant worker sent to fix it suffers a deadly poolside accident, setting off a chain of disturbing events that shake the moral foundations of this seemingly-perfect couple.

Silent Land debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, before picking up the FIPRESCI award for the International Competition at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

"A frostily assured feature debut from Aga Woszczyńska..." Screen International

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From 31 Mar - 16 Apr, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of 24 films from a Macedonian witch tale to a race through Berlin, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen.


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