1981. Poland. Agnieszka Holland. 120 min.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 8:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1981. Poland. Directed by Agnieszka Holland. With Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Barbara Grabowska, Adam Ferency. Although already a prizewinner, Fever was banned (as was A Lonely Woman) by the military government that took over Poland in 1981. The material, which deals with Polish anarchist resistance to Russian forces following the failed 1905 revolution, is treated in a manner worthy of Dostoevsky, showing that Holland could rival her mentor Wajda as a political filmmaker. In Polish; English subtitles. 120 min.