• Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
  • Release Year: 1984
  • Production Country: Poland, United States, West Germany
  • Language: English, Polish
  • Run Time: 106 minutes

Rok spokojnego slonca (A Year of the Quiet Sun)

Description

A Polish woman and her mother return home and attempt to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of World War II, while a soldier from the United States feels compelled to remain in Poland and help investigate a possible war crime involving his fellow soldiers. A chance meeting between the two could lead to romance, but both must come to terms with the past and the present before they can look toward a less-than-certain future together.

Themes

Polish People's Republic (1952 – 1989), Soviet satellite states, Home front, War crimes, Women's history, Poverty, Communism, Cross-cultural interactions