This edition: At Full Gallop
(1996/Poland, 104 min., color, drama) Dir.: Krzysztof Zanussi. Cast: Piotr Adamczyk, Maja Komorowska, Barosz Obuchowicz, Karolina Wajda. A ten-year-old boy in Stalinist Poland is raised by his Aunt Idalia after his father has defected to the west. A strong-willed woman, Idalia creates a separate identity as a sister who’s a dedicated party member.
Discussion follows film (audio of discussion is also available online.)
Prof. Jerry Carlson Professor of film studies, City College of New York
Stuart Liebman Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Studies, Queens College