Spoor, Pokot, 2017, 128 min., Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland in cooperation with Kasia Adamik Written by: Olga Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland, adapted from Olga Tokarczuk’s novel Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead
Principal cast: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski,
Miroslav Krobot, Jakub Gierszał, Patricia Volny, Borys Szyc
Retired civil engineer Duszejko lives a secluded life in a mountain village close to the border between Poland and the Czech Republic. On a winter’s night she discovers the dead body of her neighbor, a poacher. The circumstances of his death are extremely mysterious, as the only traces around his house are those of a deer. More men die in a similarly mysterious way, all of them passionate hunters. Were these men killed by wild animals? Or has someone been provoked to pursue a bloody vendetta? Spoor is set in a landscape of changing seasons; however, the wild beauty of the countryside cannot hide the corrupt nature, cruelty and stupidity of the people who live there.
Spoor won the Silver Bear - Alfred Bauer Prize at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival - for a feature film that opens new perspectives. It was selected as the Polish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2018 Academy Awards.
Following the screening: Closing of the Festival. Reception at the Theater 1.
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm
The Little Theatre, Theater 1 240 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14604