"Young Girls of Wilko"
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
Andrzej Wajda's adaptation of Jaroslav Iwaszkiewicz's
memoirs is set in the late 1920's. Viktor Ruben (Daniel Olbrychski), a World
War I veteran and operator of a small factory, reexamines his life following
the death of a friend. Returning to his aunt and uncle's home, he is drawn
into a mysterious web of sexual and romantic longing with five women from
his past. "Wajda...has made an exquisite period piece which lays bare the
futility of attempting to resurrect the past" (The Faber Companion to
Foreign Films). Featuring Anna Seniuk, Maja Komarowska, Krystyna
Zachwatowicz and Christine Pascal. French and Polish with English subtitles.