1977. Poland. Andrzej Wajda. 115 min.
Introduced by Holland
Friday, December 12, 2008, 6:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1977. Poland. Directed by Andrzej Wajda. Screenplay by Agnieszka Holland. With Zbigniew Zapasiewicz, Ewa Dalkowska, Andrzej Seweryn. Written around the time Holland was beginning her directorial career—and featuring a lead character based on her journalist father—the script skillfully dissects Polish society and values. The title refers to a scene of dental depravity reminiscent of the previous year's Marathon Man. In Polish; English subtitles. 115 min.