JULIUS

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JULIUS (JULIUSZ)

Directed by ALEKSANDER PIETRZAK

DECEMBER 9TH (18.00)

Put-upon art teacher Juliusz (Wojciech Mecwaldowski) has a serious outlook on life that finds him forever at odds with his incorrigible artist father (Jan Peszek), who, despite suffering a second heart attack, continues his life of carousing, hard drinking, and casual sex with his former nurse. Ignored by his students and unlucky in love, Juliusz falls into a relationship with carefree veterinarian Dorota (Anna Smolowik) almost by mistake. However, just as things are finally looking up for our beleaguered hero, events conspire against him. Featuring cameos from such familiar Polish faces as Jerzy Skolimowski, Maciej Stuhr, and Andrzej Chyra, this quirky and frequently very funny film is arguably the year’s best and most original Polish comedy.

FILM INFO:
97 minutes. Poland, 2018. Subtitled. Digital

Notes on films by Kevin Coyne.

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