Dolce Fine Giornata

Directed by Jacek Borcuch
2019
Poland
96 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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In this intelligent and timely film, a Nobel Prize-winning poet unleashes unexpected consequences when she makes a controversial speech after a terrorist attack.

Maria Linde (Krystyna Janda, winner of the Sundance Acting Award) is a free-spirited Polish poet living in Tuscany with her family in a comfortable villa. Feted by the small village in which she lives, Maria is spirited and independent, living a charmed life. She's also having an affair with a handsome, younger Egyptian immigrant who runs a restaurant in the village. When Maria is granted a local award, and it is presented the day after a terrorist attack in Rome, she refuses to give in to the anti-immigrant hysteria, and makes a statement in her speech that causes national controversy and incurs the wrath of her fellow villagers. Dolce Fine Giornata is a smart and complex contemplation of free speech and independent thought in an era of hasty public condemnation.

Borcuch’s understated storytelling and the compelling central performance from Janda create a graceful film that is consistently engaging and often very moving.
Allan Hunter, ScreenDaily
A fine fifth feature for actor-turned-auteur Borcuch…another film or two this strong could make him as significant an arthouse name as fellow countryman Pawel Pawlikowski.
Dennis Harvey, Variety

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Tue 11 June
7pm
Event Cinemas George St 4
Past Event Cancel
Thu 13 June
2pm
State Theatre
Past Event Cancel
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Year
2019
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Poland
Language
In Italian, English and Polish with English subtitles
Director
Jacek Borcuch
Producer
Marta Habior, Marta Lewandowska
Cast
Krystyna Janda, Vincent Riotta, Antonia Catania
Screenwriter
Jacek Borcuch, Szczepan Twardoch
Cinematographer
Michal Dymek
Editor
Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
Genre
Seniors, Politics & Economics, Arts, Festival Award Winners, Focus on Women, Religion & Belief
Company Credits
World Sales: Films Boutique
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