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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN

Year 2020
Runtime 113 mins
Language Polish / Russian
Subtitles English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
  • Online Only
  • Availability: March 18 -21
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CIFF’s Global Perspectives Series is a monthly global cinema series running January - June 2021.

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN screens online February 18-21

On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods.

The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (ELLES, IN THE NAME OF) and her long-time collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humour.

NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN is Poland's submission to the 2021 Academy Awards.

RATING 14A

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Germany Poland
Director
Malgorzata Szumowska
Producer
Michal Englert, Viola Fügen, Malgorzata Szumowska, Agnieszka Wasiak, Michael Weber, Mariusz Wlodarski
Screenwriter
Michal Englert, Malgorzata Szumowska
Cinematographer
Michal Englert
Editor
Agata Cierniak, Jaroslaw Kaminski
Cast
Alec Utgof, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati