Spoor / Pokot
Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovakia 2016

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directed by Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik, drama, 127 min, en+fr subtitles, 16+ written by Olga Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland
with Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Miroslav Krobot, Jakub Giersza³

Sunday 8.10.2017 - 20.00, Kino 8 1/2
Monday 9.10.2017 - 18.30, Ciné Utopia
Tuesday 10.10.2017 - 21.00, Ciné Utopia

The latest film by one of the most acclaimed Polish film directors, Oscar-nominated Agnieszka Holland, is based on a best-selling novel by one of the biggest names in contemporary Polish literature, Olga Tokarczuk. Spoor will take you to the vast forests of beautiful K³odzka Valley, where this gripping murder mystery takes place. Retired civil engineer Janina Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. She is charismatic and eccentric, a passionate astrologer and a strict vegetarian. One day her beloved dogs disappear. On a snowy winter's night shortly afterwards she discovers the dead body of her neighbour and, next to it, deer tracks. As time goes by, more grisly killings are discovered. The police investigation proves ineffective. Duszejko has her own theory: all the murders were committed by wild animals…

This suspenseful, life-affirming eco-thriller, set in a beautifully photographed mountainous landscape, exposes the vices of Polish society and the cruelty and injustice of the world surrounding the film's heroine, who is ready to start her own rebellion.


Berlin IFF 2017 (Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize)


Ingénieure civile retraitée, astrologue excentrique et stricte végétarienne, Janina Duszejko vit une vie isolée dans un village de montagne proche de la frontière entre la Pologne et la République Tchèque. Un jour, ses chiens disparaissent. Peu après, elle découvre le cadavre de son voisin. Au fil du temps, de nouveaux meurtres sont découverts. Alors que l'enquête de la police s'avère inefficace, Duszejko a sa propre théorie : tous les meurtres ont été commis par des animaux sauvages… À travers une intrigue foisonnante, Spoor révèle la cruauté et l'injustice de l'univers qui entoure l'héroïne du film, prête à lancer sa propre rébellion.


Berlin IFF 2017 (Ours d'argent - Prix Alfred Bauer)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_6XC7eQFLA http://www.tor.com.pl/film,51005 http://cineuropa.org/ff.aspx?t=ffocus&l=en&did=323027 https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/feb/16/agnieszka-holland-pokot-reflects-divided-nature-of-polish-Society http://culture.pl/en/artist/agnieszka-holland