Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 18, 2021 } Playhouse Square

IN FULL GALLOP
(Cwal)

 

Year: 1995
Country: Poland
Run Time: 107 minutes

IN FULL GALLOP

Poland's premier filmmaker, Krzysztof Zanussi, earned a reputation as a smart, subversive critic of his country's totalitarian regime. Now in these more liberated times, he has chosen to look back on the worst days of that regime with a witty comedy that has clear autobiographical origins. Because of his absent father's political past, ten-year-old Hubert suffers the wrath of local officials, forcing his mother to send him off to a so-called aunt in Warsaw. Aunt Ida is a mysterious figure whose ingenious duplicities allow her to survive the system. Eccentric, daring, and delightful, the middle-aged Ida refuses to give up her passion for horses, now considered a remnant of bourgeois culture, and insists on taking all sorts of wild risks - including theft, trespassing, and various forms of "bending the truth" - in order to live life to its fullest. A moving portrait of life in a Stalinist state and a child's pressures to conform, IN FULL GALLOP is above all a loving and humorous celebration of resistance in its smallest forms, and a wry lesson in the slippery, elusive nature of truth. (In Polish with English subtitles) - I. Leimbacher, Mill Valley Film Festival

Screenplay
Krzysztof Zanussi

Director
Krzysztof Zanussi

Producer
Krzysztof Zanussi, Miroslaw Bork

Cinematography
Jaroslaw Zamojda

Editing
Marek Denys

Principal Cast
Maja Komoroskwa, Bartosz Obuchowicz, Andrzej Szenajch, Karolina Wadja

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