The Dark House at the Salford Film Festival


Saturday, 13 November, 8pm
The Lowry
Pier 8, Salford Quays
Salford, M50 3AZ


DOM ZLY [THE DARK HOUSE] (Prod: Feliks Pastusiak, Dir: Wojciech Smarzowski, Wri: Wojtek Smarzowski, Lukasz Kosmicki, Poland, 105 min)

Rural Poland, Autumn 1978:  Edward Srodon is forced to stay the night at a remote farmhouse. The initial distrust between Sroden and his hosts is quickly dispelled with moonshine. Four years later, an investigating team of People's Militia try to uncover what happened that night that led to multiple murder, reconstructing events with the help of the chief suspect - Edward Srodon…

A dark crime thriller, mixing rural murder with local political corruption, the film switches between the events leading up to the murder, and the later police investigation, gradually revealing the grim truth of what happened. Combining the emotional depth and complex plotting of the popular Swedish Wallander novels and TVseries with the sharp characterisation, satiric humour and icebound smalltown setting of the Coen Bros’ classic FARGO, the film was a multi-award-winner in its native Poland, and has been a big hit at festivals across Europe. 

After the screening there will be a Q&A with the film's director and producer.


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