Thursday, October 1, 2009

FILM: Andrzej Wajda Film at New York Film Festival - NYC

Sweet Rush/Tatarak: Fri. Oct. 2: 6PM; Sat. Oct. 3 4:15PM

The currents of love and loss move swiftly through this bold and experimental new film by Polish master Andrzej Wajda, about the chance meeting between a doctor's wife (Krystyna Janda), still reeling from the death of her two sons in World War II, and the handsome working-class youth who inspires in her a rush of motherly and romantic feelings. The source material is a novella by celebrated writer Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, which Wajda had long envisioned as a vehicle for the incomparable Janda, the great star of his Man of Marble and Man of Iron. But when an earlier attempt to make the film was derailed by the death of Janda's husband (and Wajda's frequent cinematographer), Edward Klosinski, Wajda reconceived the project as an experimental movie about moviemaking, framed by Janda's heartbreaking monologue about her spouse's final days and the mysterious entanglement of life and art.

The Hollywood Reporter calls Sweet Rush "...a finely detailed, astutely crafted film in miniature, a small gemstone that glistens in the memory long after the lights come up."

Buy tickets Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater is on 65th Street near Amsterdam Avenue.