As part of the IFI & Kinopolis Polish Film Festival, running at the Irish Film Institute from December 6 to 9, we want to send you and a friend to the Irish premiere screening of Nina this Friday, December 7, at 20.30.
We have three pairs of tickets to give away for the screening this Friday, December 7 at 20:30 PM.
Nina, which is Olga Chajdas’ debut, was the winner of the Big Screen Award at this year’s Rotterdam Film Festival. The film follows Nina (Julia Kijowska) a high school French teacher who is unable to bear children, together with her mechanic husband Wojtek (Andrzej Konopka) as they search for a surrogate in this tale of love and identity. A minor car accident brings them into contact with Magda (Eliza Rycembel), an openly gay woman who Nina feels is the perfect candidate.
As their relationship with Magda develops, Nina discovers her attraction to the woman. The two embark on an affair, which leads to the disintegration of her marriage as the protagonist seeks to define herself in light of these new and unexpected developments.
Nina is the story of one woman’s desire to be true to herself and is beautifully told through a definite political dimension.
Check out the stunning trailer below.
Speaking at the Rotterdam Film Festival, Chajdas explained her desire to emphasise queer spaces in cinema:
“We have gay clubs. We have lesbian parties from time to time, but we don’t have lesbian clubs. So I thought ‘Hey, let’s make it a bit nicer and funnier than it actually is. Let’s make our own fun and crazy world.’ It’s sort of like a dream come true: we do want our world to look like this. We do wish Warsaw looked like this.”
To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question. The competition closes on Friday morning.
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