World Premiere
Cheval Noir Live

Marygoround (Maryjki)

Directed by Daria Woszek

Tue August 25, 2020
7:45 PM

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Mon August 31, 2020
5:30 PM

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Credits  

Director

Daria Woszek

Writer

Sylwester Piechura, Aleksandra Swierk, Daria Woszek

Cast

Janusz Chabior, Magdalena Kolesnik, Barbara Kurzaj, Grazyna Misiorowska, Pawel Smagala, Helena Sujecka, Agnieszka Wosinska, Sylwester Piechura

Producer

Marcin Lech, Dagmara Molga

Cinematographer

Michal Pukowiec

Sound Designer

Michal Fojcik

Editor

Agnieszka Glinska, Agata Marciniak

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Media Luna New Films

Poland 2020 80 mins OV Polish Subtitles : English
Genre Comedy

After the August 25 screening, join us at 9:10pm for a live Q&A with Director Daria Woszek, Actor Grazyna Misiorowska, Actor and Co-Writer Sylwester Piechura and Cinematographer Michal Pukowiec

Mary is coming up on her 50th birthday and is facing menopause. She begins hormone therapy to help with the transition, one that is all the more frustrating because she never had children of her own. In fact she never even had a chance- she’s never had sex. It’s no wonder she is surrounded by statues of The Virgin Mary, a clear but compelling representation of her hopes for a miracle. Perhaps Mary would have remained cloistered and downtrodden had her free-spirited niece Helena not shown up, needing a place to stay following yet another failed relationship. Helena’s arrival coincides with an awakening in Mary, one of burgeoning sexuality, bravery, and curiosity. Maybe it’s the hormones, or maybe it’s something far more mystical and powerful.

MARYGOROUND doesn’t waste time bringing audiences into its unique universe. The world its characters inhabit is ever-so -slightly heightened. The grocery store where our protagonist Mary works pops with color and quirky personalities, hinting at Mary’s internal psychology. Despite living a confined, mundane life, something in Mary’s soul longs for vibrancy and excitement. Her journey, though colorful, is not without its insidious turns. She suffers through her metamorphosis, questioning her reliance on religious figures through a series of haunting hallucinations. And while she may make some bad decisions, you can’t help but root for Mary thanks to Grazyna Misiorowska’s lovable and mesmeric performance and director Daria Woszek’s sensitive and original worldview. So prepare yourself for MARYGOROUND: a beautiful, unsettling and touching dark comedy about the importance of finding yourself at any age. – Logan Taylor

Showings

Tue August 25, 2020
7:45 PM

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Mon August 31, 2020
5:30 PM

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