aka Ciało First screened in October 2015
Director: Małgorzata Szumowska. Cast: Maja Ostaszewska, Janusz Gajos, Justyna Suwała, Ewa Dałkowska, Adam Woronowicz, Ada Piekarska, Ewa Kolasinska, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Tomasz Ziętek, Władysław Kowalski, Ryszard Dolinski, Roman Gancarczyk. Screenplay: Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert. Twitter Capsule:
Szumowska keeps surprising! Imagine Roy Andersson inching toward narrative, his morbid surrealism limned with feminist irony.
Should clarify earlier tweet about Body: the film isn't overtly comic like Andersson's are, but there is a very dark, even cruel wit to it.
Feeds my own biases, perhaps, but it's a remarkable study of gendered power that isn't reducible to a bromide, and of women's relation to their bodies minus a simple politics.