Thursday, May 19, 2016

A Year of the Quiet Sun

In a ravaged Polish village shortly after World War II, a morose American soldier (Scott Wilson) approaching middle age falls deeply in love with a dispossed widow (Maja Komorowska) and plans to take her back home. Plans are complicated when after it becomes apparent only one ticket will be available and she refuses to leave her sickly and elderly mother. Krszusztof Zanussi A Year of the Quiet Sun is tender, tragic, and movingly sentimental, filmed beautifully and without cynicism, and with fine performances from its leads.
*** 1/2 out of ****