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2014 Austin Polish Society Film Series: “33 scenes from life” / “33 sceny z życia”

Sun, September 7, 2014 • 3:30 PM • Austin Public Library, Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd


 2014 Austin Polish Society Film Series

All films have English subtitles

The Austin Public Library has partnered with Austin Polish Society to present free monthly screenings of Polish films. Join them for the 2014 film series on the first Sunday of every month at 3:30pm.


APS Contact: Joanna Gutt-Lehr,  email:


“33 scenes from life” / “33 sceny z życia”

2008, English subtitles 95 min.

Director: Małgorzata Szumowska

Screenplay: Małgorzata Szumowska

Cinematography: Michał Englert

Music: Paweł Mykietyn

Cast: Julia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler,Maciej Stuhr, Małgorzata Hajewska, Andrzej Hudziak, Izabela Kuna, and others.

Julia is a successful photographer with a loving husband and a beautiful home, though over the course of just one year her good fortune gradually begins to take a turn for the worse. Shortly after Julia’s dog dies, her mother is diagnosed with terminal cancer and her career hits the skids. The bad news seems to be snowballing, though with her husband overseas, her sister engaged in an affair with a priest, and her father becoming increasingly needy, the beleaguered woman has no one to turn to. Now forced into a new kind of adulthood due to the close proximity of sickness and death, Julia gradually begins to accept the things that she cannot change in life by finding laughter in the most unusual places, and entering into an unexpected affair. Over time, Julia learns to find courage in the chaos, and accept the inevitable pain as just another part of life. (By Jason Buchanan, Rovi.)

10 wins and 10 nominations

Trailer (subtitled)

Sponsored by: Austin Polish Society

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