WOLKA

FILMS

1H 42MIN

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Anna gets released from a Polish prison on parole after fifteen years behind bars. Once free, Anna has but one goal – to find a woman whose name is Dorota. She comes back to her rundown neighbourhood in Warsaw, but the few people left there who still remember Anna after all these years, have no idea about Dorota’s whereabouts. When at last Anna finds a trail she discovers, to her great disappointment, that Dorota moved to Iceland many years before. Anna, fully knowing she is not allowed to leave Poland due to her parole, falsifies documents and heads for Iceland. Anna finally finds Dorota and it's revealed that the reason Anna was willing to sacrifice everything to find her is much deeper and more complicated than one might think.

Though tragically, Wolka's co-writer/director, Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsso, passed away shortly after its completion, his final film is a gift that CFF is proud to have the opportunity to share with our audience. Wolka is the elegantly suspenseful story of Anna, who we meet upon her release from a 15-year prison sentence. The details of why and why Anna is so ruthlessly focused on finding a woman named Dorota, with whom it's clear she shares a mysterious connection, are deliberately and expertly fed to us. Paired with Olga Boladz's brilliantly layered performance as Anna, it's easy to get swept up in the mystery of Ásgeirsso's tightly wound and expertly executed drama. We hope that our 2022 attendees will join us in celebrating the final work of a talented filmmaker gone too soon. 

Credits

Directed by Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson

Written by Michal Godzic
Árni Ólafur Ásgeirsson

Production Company Sagafilm
Film Produkcja

Produced by Hilmar Sigurðsson
Beggi Jónsson
Stanislaw Dziedzic

Cast Olga Boladz
Anna Moskal
Eryk Lubos
Jan Cieciara
Guðmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson

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