Directors' Showcase / UK premiere

Scratch (Rysa)

  • Michal Rosa /
  • Poland /
  • 2008 /
  • 89 mins

Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Krzysztof Stroinski, Ewa Telega, Miroslawa Marcheluk, Teresa Marczewska, / Fiction / Polish

Suspicion casts a dark shadow and history is never far away.

Outstanding performances from two of Poland’s best known acting talents (Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak and Krzysztof Stroinski) are the beating heart of this restrained and assured family drama. When their 40-year-old marriage is threatened by a shocking revelation, Joanna and Jan find themselves suddenly estranged. Torn by politics, secrets and the ghosts of the past, their once solid relationship gradually begins to fall apart. A thoughtful, touching drama making an allegorical nod to recent Polish history.

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