Set in Poland during the Stalinist period, this film tells a coming of age story, based on Zanussi’s childhood experiences. Hubert lives with his eccentric and horse-loving aunt, who hates communists but still attempts to be on good terms with the local communist dignitaries.
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Different from the Zanussi films I've seen. He is more ambitious about film-making itself and he is not using the medium for philosophical discourse this time. Regarding the camera-work, my desire is to see more works like this from Zanussi.