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Never Gonna Snow Again

2020
Poland, Germany
113 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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After Cold War and Corpus Christi, Polish cinema’s renaissance continues with this intriguing and stunningly-shot drama about a mysterious masseur who infiltrates a gated community. In Competition, Venice.
When charismatic Ukrainian masseur Zenia (Stranger Things' Alec Utgoff) applies for residency in Poland, a stern government official says, "I feel quite strange around you." What happens next sets the tone for a tantalising drama of appearances by Malgorzata Szumowska (Mug, SFF 2018) and frequent collaborator Michal Englert. Everyone in a cluster of soulless McMansions on the city outskirts agrees that Zenia is a miracle worker with a magic touch for physical and mental rejuvenation. But is there more to the newcomer than meets the longing gaze of so many women behind those bland brick frontages? Middle-class ennui and repressed desire have rarely been manipulated with such skilful and slyly satirical hands; the film was deservedly Poland's 2021 Oscars submission for Best International Feature.
Should resonate universally with its evocation of haves-and-have-nots tension, supported by droll comedy and lavishly atmospheric intrigue… The film reaches a genuinely symphonic conclusion.
Guy Lodge, Variety
Never Gonna Snow Again is a magical film.
Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

Sat 6 Nov
6:15pm
Hayden Orpheum Cremorne 4
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Sun 7 Nov
12:20pm
Ritz Cinemas Randwick 5
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Tue 9 Nov
3:25pm
State Theatre
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Available Fri 12 Nov
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Program Strand
Features, On Demand
Original Title
Śniegu Już Nigdy Nie Będzie
Year
2020
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Poland, Germany
Language
In Polish, Russian, French and Vietnamese with English subtitles.
Director
Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Producer
Agnieszka Wasiak, Mariusz Wodarski, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
Cast
Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska Agata Kulesza
Screenwriter
Michał Englert, Małgorzata Szumowska
Cinematographer
Michał Englert
Editor
Jaroslaw Kaminski, Agata Cierniak
Genre
Off-Beat, Religion & Belief, Women Directors, Comedy
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Palace Films
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