Directed by Wojciech Smarzowski, drama, 135 min, eng subtitles, 16+
Written by Wojciech Smarzowski
With Robert Wieckiewicz, Agata Kulesza, Michalina łabacz, Arkadiusz Jakubik
Rysiek, a shady and greedy businessman organises the wedding celebration for his beloved daughter. As vodka flows and guests go crazy on the dancefloor, he has to attend an important business meeting - what is at stake is not only the interest of his life, but also the happiness of his loved ones.
As one can expect of Smarzowski, nothing goes according to plan. The bride is pregnant and just wants to run away from her depressing homeland. The glitz and glamour soon give way to debauchery, vulgarity, envy and xenophobia.
All this is watched by the patriarch of the family, Antoni Wilk, who harbours memories of dramatic events from years ago – memories of love and memories of war. Gradually, the boundaries between present and past seem to vanish. The secrets of the past are revealed, creating a spiral of evil from which there is no escape.
Dawn will find all the protagonists in a different condition, emotional state and with different baggage of experiences. Only one thing remains certain – the wedding’s hangover will be brutal and everyone will have to deal with it on their own.
The film won the Best Director and Best Script awards at the Tallinn Black Nights FF 2021 and many other awards.