62nd edition | From 17 to 25 may 2023

About Najpiękniejsze fajerwerki ever

By Léo Soesanto

"How would you react in time of war?" This melodramatic back-spine question is brilliantly reinvented by Aleksandra Terpińska in the confrontation between three young lovers on the verge of war in Warsaw. Although fictitious, the war depicted is certainly rooted in contemporary anxieties ("the war in Ukraine, the similarities between today and the premises of WWII" says the director). Each protagonist comes with a personal answer to it. The film captures their vital impulse; the filmmaking fully embraces documentary realism but with a romantic touch.  

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