Return to Ithaca | POLISH PREMIERE


Retour à Ithaque
reż|dir Laurent Cantet | FR, BE | 2014 | 95 min
prod|pro Laurent Baudens, Didar Domehri, Gaël Nouaille scen|wr Laurent Cantet, Leonardo Padura Fuentes zdj|ph Diego Dussuel muz|mus Martin Caraux mon|ed Robin Campillo ob|cast Isabel Santos, Jorge Perugorria, Fernando Hechavarría, Néstor Jiménez, Pedro Julio Díaz Ferran dys|dis Aurora


Amadeo, an author suffering from writer's block, just came back to Havana after sixteen years in Madrid. In the evening he is meeting on a terrace with a view on the famous Malecón promenade with his friends: Tania, the eye-doctor who can barely get by; Rafa, the alcoholic; Aldo, the engineer who is disappointed with life; and Eddy, the literature-loving upstart. From dusk till dawn they talk, have fun, laugh, and dance. They go down memory lane back to their youth, the groups they were in, the faith they had in the future, and they talk about how far their dreams were from reality.

2014 IFF in Venice – the Venice Days Award

Laurent Cantet (1961) French filmmaker – director, screenwriter, and cinematographer. In 2001 his film “Time Out” gained him recognition, but it wasn't until 2008 that he became really famous. That's when he was awarded the Palme d'Or in Cannes for “The Class” – a realistic drama about the relationship between students and their teacher. One of the most valued contemporary French directors.

2014 Powrót do Itaki | Retour à Ithaque | Return to Ithaca
2012 Foxfire
2008 Klasa | Entre les murs | Class, The
2005 Na południe | Vers le sud | Heading South
2001 Odjazd | L’emploi du temps | Time Out
1999 Zasoby ludzkie | Ressources humaines | Human Resources

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow