Visions of Europe: Preview: Slow

BBFC Ratingf-rated FilmVisions of Europe: Preview: Slow

Showing: 13 April 2024

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Sat 13 Apr 2024

CertificateNot Rated
GenreDrama, Romance
Director(s)Marija Kavtaradze
Writer(s)Marija Kavtaradze
LanguageLithuanian, English
CountryLithuania, Spain, Sweden
Running Time1HR 48MINS
Extra InfoEnglish subtitles, Recommended 18+
SeasonVisions of Europe

Greta Grinevičiūtė and Kęstutis Cicėnas conjure undeniable chemistry and heartbreakingly complicated, stubborn, and private humanity in Marija Kavtaradze’s (Summer Survivors) sophomore feature.

Contemporary dancer Elena (Grinevičiūtė) meets Dovydas (Cicėnas) when he is assigned to interpret via sign language in a class she is teaching to deaf youth. As they gravitate toward each other, resisting the forces and interventions of their separate daily lives, their bond deepens from platonic to romantic.

When Dovydas discloses his asexuality, the couple commit themselves to honouring their individual needs in tandem. As they continue to weave more tightly together, they struggle to negotiate sacrifice and compromise and are forced to discover the edges of their generosity toward the other.

Thanks to Conic for this preview. Slow is released on 24 May.

From 29 March to 18 April, Visions of Europe returns to celebrate the breadth of European cinema. With a handpicked selection of films, we take in the best of European film including previews, festival hits and classics returning to the big screen. This year, all Visions of Europe screenings are Pay What You Can, find out more.