TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY.

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EAST COAST PREMIERE

To celebrate her daughter’s Holy Communion, Mula invites her estranged and mentally unstable pagan sister Kaja to stay with her family. She condemns Kaja from being alone with the child and insists she must never find out the truth that Kaja is her actual birth mother. Tensions instantly flare among the family while an ominous sense of danger surrounds the home leaving Mula to wonder if her paranoia is unfounded or has she invited a terrible evil into her home.

In her feature debut, Polish writer-director Jagoda Szelc crafts a spell-binding mystery with two commanding central performances by Anna Krotosca and Malgorzata Szczerbowska (Mula and Kaja, respectively). Their back and forth battle over the daughter crackles with urgency and dire desperation. Completely unpredictable and powerfully transfixing, TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. is one of the more exciting genre discoveries in recent memory. —Joseph Hernandez

Premiere Status
East Coast

Venue
Wythe Hotel Cinema

Time
1:30PM

Date
Sunday, October 14

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Worcław, Poland in 1984. Film director and scriptwriter. From 2002 till 2006 studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw (faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art). Then a scholar of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In years 2009 – 2015 studied at the Directing Department at the Polish National Film, Tv and Theatre School in Lodz, Poland. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Hot Docs, IDFA, New Horizons, Karlovy Vary IFF, and the Brooklyn FF. Her short film SUCH A LANDSCAPE received the Golden Tadpole Award at the Camerimage FF (2013). TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. is her feature debut. At the 42nd Polish FF in Gdynia, she received prizes for the Best Debut Director and the Best Screenplay.

FILM INFO

Director Name: Jagoda Szelc
Cast: Anna Krotoska (Mula), Małgorzata Szczerbowska (Kaja), Rafał Cieluch (Michał), Rafał Kwietniewski (Andrzej), Anna Zubrzycki (Ada), Dorota, Łukasiewicz-Kwietniewska (Anna)
Producer: Marcin Malatyński (Indeks Film Studio)
Screenwriter: Jagoda Szelc
Year: 2017
Runtime: 106 Minutes
Country: Poland
Section: General