Imago – Poland, the 80s and the vibrant energy of a punk singer

2. 7. 2023
3 min
  • English

It is 1987 and the wind of change will soon also be sweeping across communist Poland. Ela is a young woman seeking refuge from the insipidness of a life hallowed by the regime, mixing with artists on the alternative scene, singing in clubs with her post-punk band, and attending alcohol-fuelled parties… In her second film director Olga Chajdas summons up vital energy to invigorate the music scene of the Baltic Tricity and, aided by the charismatic actress and co-scripter Lena Góra, she offers the viewer a vivid portrait of a multilayered character – an inspirational artist forever enveloped in cigarette smoke, a woman struggling with her inner demons, yet also a fragile creature yearning for motherly love.

Poland / Netherlands / Czech Republic
2023, 113 min
Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Olga Chajdas
Screenplay: Lena Góra, Olga Chajdas
Dir. of Photography: Tomasz Naumiuk
Music: Smolik
Sound: Jan Schermer, Ivan Horák
Editor: Pavel Hrdlička

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