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24 Ratings

So Far and Yet So Near

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Directed by Tadeusz Konwicki
Poland, 1972


In So Far, and Yet So Near (1971), the film said most nearly to approximate the spirit of Konwicki’s novels, a middle-aged man sets out on a symbolic journey through past, present, and future to learn why an old friend committed suicide, and learns much about his own life along the way.

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So Far and Yet So Near Directed by Tadeusz Konwicki

Critics reviews

I’m going to kill a man in 86 minutes." Exclaiming his intentions, the first words of the film, while revealing an automatic pistol under his overcoat, our protagonist does not inform us that the next 86 minutes will be one of the most time-confounding experiences in filmic history. Declared as “a journey to the future which will reflect the past,” this is more like a mystery fever-dream, a memory unpeeling layers of regret, longing, love, and grief.
August 10, 2016
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