Alicja doesn't remember her own past, but has managed to build a new life with a new identity. When her original family finds her, she doesn't want her old life back until shards of memories start to surface. Gradually, her new and original identities merge into one and a disturbing discovery about herself comes to light.

Poland, Czechia, Sweden 2018
  • Czech
103 min.
  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

An unknown woman suffering from memory loss turns up one day at Warsaw’s main station. A couple of years later, going by the name of Alicja, she is recognised on TV and goes back to her family. But will she be able to relate to people, now complete strangers, who were once close to her? After her internationally successful debut The Lure, which betrays an original approach to blending the musical, fairy-tale and horror genres, Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska offers up an atmospheric psychological drama inspired by real events. The film is dominated by a focused performance from Gabriela Muskała, who also wrote the screenplay, while the dense mood is fuelled by minimalist music from Filip Míšek.

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Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Screenplay: Gabriela Muskała
Cinematography: Jakub Kijowski
Music: Filip Míšek
Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk, Niklas Skarp
Editing: Jarosław Kamiński
Production Design: Jagna Dobesz
Producer: Agnieszka Kurzydło
Co-production: Karla Stojáková, Jonas Kellagher
Costumes: Monika Kaleta
Cast: Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Małgorzata Buczkowska, Zbigniew Waleryś, Halina Rasiakówna, Piotr Skiba, Iwo Rajski, Klara Bielawka, Dariusz Chojnacki

Sitges Film Festival

2018 – Agnieszka Smoczyńska (Best Feature-Length Film)

Polish Film Awards

2019 – Gabriela Muskała (Discovery of Year)

  • This film is available until 31. 7. 2024 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.