Jerzy Skolimowski returned to Poland to film this surreal comedy based on a cult novel by Witold Gombrowicz. Set during the onset of World War II, a young writer (Iain Glen) is challenged by a former professor (Jerzy Binczycki) to become a man or return to a nightmarish adolescence. The latter makes for a much more interesting descent into the absurd. Nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice. — Facetsmovies
Jerzy Skolimowski (born May 5, 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious Polish Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). He lived in Los Angeles where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and acted occasionally in films. More recently, he began dividing his time between the US and Poland and returned to film making as a writer and director after a 17 year hiatus with Four Nights With Anna (Cztery noce z Anna) in 2008.