27 February, 6.15pm
Barbican Centre, Cinema 2
London EC2Y 8DS
Box office: 020 7638 8891
Body, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, Poland, 2015, 90 min,
in Polish language with English subtitles
Janusz is a weary coroner who faces the strangest forms of death every day. His daughter Olga is deeply unhappy and bulimic and Anna, her therapist, uses all kinds of alternative therapeutic methods, including communicating with the dead.
These are the are the superbly acted characters whose stories and viewpoints director-producer Małgorzata Szumowska subtly intertwines, bringing great lightness, tenderness and a great sense of the absurd to this black humoured, yet sympathetic reflection on mourning and loss set in contemporary Warsaw.
Director-producer Małgorzata Szumowska for a talk after the screening discussing her perspective on the craft of filmmaking.