Close Ties 19 min.

Zofia Kowalewska, Poland, 2016, color, DCP
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Munt 13 Sat 19-11 20:00
 
Tuschinski 4 Mon 21-11 13:30
 
Tuschinski 6 Thu 24-11 17:45
 
Tuschinski 3 Sat 26-11 15:00
 
Synopsis

A loving portrait of a couple who is always bickering but seems to have weathered every storm life has thrown at them. After 45 years of marriage, Zdzislaw thinks it’s time for an anniversary celebration. His wife Barbara is not so sure, because eight years ago Zdzislaw left her for another woman. They recently got reunited and are apparently close again, but Barbara is still struggling with the resentment and the everyday problems that come with living together. Who’s going to pay the bills? Why does Zdzislaw always stay in the bathroom for such a long time? When Zdzislaw decides to move the furniture around because he has “fresh ideas” for their domestic interior, Barbara reaches the limits of her patience. But at a family dinner during which Zdzislaw is noticeably quiet, everything falls into place. Close Ties, which won an award at the Krakow Film Festival, shows how difficult it can be to admit your own mistakes and ask for forgiveness.

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