POLFF21: I NEVER CRY OPENING NIGHT (Jak najdalej stąd) 96 mins

4490 POLFF21: I NEVER CRY OPENING NIGHT

Screening Wed 29 Sep at:

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Wednesday, 29 September
7:10PM 

OPENING NIGHT 

WEDNESDAY 29/09/2021 6:40pm for 7:10pm start

Join us for a glass of wine and Polish flavours at the Australian premiere of the award-winning Polish-Irish comedy-drama “I never cry”.

From the director of the 2018 sensation “Silent Night” (PFFP opening night 2018), “I Never Cry” is a piercing story about a rebellious teenager unexpectedly presented with a quick adulting lesson. Set in modern Poland and Ireland, the film is a testimony to Piotr Domalewski’s aptitude and artistic sensitivity as well as a great eye for young talent, starring the outstanding Zofia Stafiej in the lead role.

Ola, an outspoken seventeen-year-old with an ironclad character, holds a grudge against her father, who is only present in her life through regular money transfers. While he works on a construction site in Dublin, she is burdened with having to help her mother take care of her disabled brother. Ola resents him for not being home with the family and becoming a stranger to her. If not for the car he promised to buy for her birthday he would almost not exist at all. An accident on a building site changes everything. Ola is forced to travel alone to Ireland where she will learn that some things are more important than cars and money. (Polish, English (screening with English subtitles) )

"This is an enjoyable rollercoaster of absurdities and poignancy, and a marvellous showcase for Stafiej’s talent."  The Guardian

 "A Polish-Irish comedy of difference with a revelatory lead" The Irish Times

Director:   Piotr Domalewski
Writer:      Piotr Domalewski
Cast:         Zofia Stafiej, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Kinga Preis, Dawid Tulej, Nigel O'Neill, Shane Casey, David Pearse, Donncha Crowley, Cosmina Stratan, Zofia Przygonsk

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
WINNER: Michael Dwyer Discovery (Zofia Stafiej), Dublin International Film Festival I 2021

WINNER: Grand Prize, Mons International Festival of Love Films I 2021

WINNER: Cineuropa Prize, Mons International Festival of Love Films I 2021  

WINNER: Best Screenplay, Polish Film Festival I 2020

WINNER: Best Debut Actor, Polish Film Festival I 2020  

WINNER: Best Score, Polish Film Festival I 2020

NOMINATED: New Directors Award, San Sebastián International Film Festival I 2020

NOMINATED: Golden Tower Best Film, Palic Film Festival I 2020

NOMINATED: Prize Trieste Best Film, Trieste Film Festival I 2021

NOMINATED: Golden Lions Best Film, Polish Film Festival I 2020