2018 Programme


After a chance encounter introduces Nina to Magda, events begin to spiral out of everyone’s control


Olga Chajdas

Poland, 130 mins

Nina and Wotjek are a married (but mismatched) couple; Nina the French teacher at a high school, Wotjek a car mechanic. They’re eager to have a child, but Nina can’t conceive. When a chance encounter introduces them to Magda, Wotjek believes they may have found a suitable surrogate. But meeting the fiercely independent, single-minded Magda awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing events to spiral out of everyone’s control.

First time director Olga Chajdas handles eroticism with confidence…” – Screen Daily