Via a bravura 16-minute single-take opening tracking shot, we are introduced to Andrzej (The Queen’s Gambit’s Marcin Dorocinski: think Daniel Day-Lewis at his most suave) and wife Malgorzata (Maja Ostaszewska), a rich couple having a very bad day: their son has just deserted his fiancée at the altar. As the wedding band tunes up in a swanky hotel ballroom, Andrzej decides to go ahead with the reception. After all, everything is paid for and a lot of wedding guests have come from afar, so why not? But then Wanda (Izabela Kuna, sporting both the hairstyle and steely-eyed determination of Margaret Thatcher) and Tadeusz (Adam Woronowicz)—the working-class parents of the bride-not-to-be—show up, determined to extract their pound of flesh… In Jakub Michalczuk’s fast-paced, darkly funny directorial debut, the vodka flows, revelations occur, and chaos ensues as Michalczuk’s constantly roving camera reveals—and justly skewers—the hypocrisies and greedy desires of rich and poor alike.
This screening will be shown with English subtitles