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Zycie rodzinne

Krzysztof Zanussi Poland, 1971

Andrew's rating of the film Family Life

Through supremely subtle delivery if dialogue, vividly convincing character acting and careful plot structuring, Zanuzzi powerfully evokes the national drama of a self-willed modernism haunted by the irrepressible persistence of a once grand past. Remarkable how much dramatic energy can be conveyed in skilfully used dialogue. The final scene is a magnificently rendered moment of anagnorisis and a powerful climax.