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Triste história de uma senhora que, como muitas vezes acontece na vida real, criou e se dedicou ao filho para tomar uma rasteira na velhice. Embora com final previsível (o título contém spoiler =P) dá pra torcer algumas vezes para que as coisas não aconteçam como esperado. E algumas surpresas realmente acontecem. Bom filme para pensar um pouco no futuro que nos aguarda.
Aniela é uma enérgica e inflexível relíquia do passado, como a grande casa em estilo dacha rodeada por árvores altas em que vive sozinha com sua impetuosa cadela, Filadelfia. Ela observa, do outro lado da rua, um homem gordo, novo rico grosseiro, que mora em uma grande casa nova e a quem desaprova, e na esquina, uma casa caindo aos pedaços, ocupada por uma escola de música que luta para sobreviver. Todo mundo quer a casa e o terreno de Aniela. Quando o vizinho novo-rico, auxiliado pelo filho interesseiro de Aniela, traça planos para obter a propriedade da casa, Aniela encontra uma maneira de ser mais esperta que eles.
Intelligent, witty, moving, and when it looks as if it's about to become all sentimental the dog starts barking
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Scenariusz bardzo "sympatyczny" ale caly film zbyt statyczny jak na moj gust. Powinien byl sie troche rozkrecic. Fila, tak czy inaczej, byla najlepsza :)
Cudowna rola Danuty Szaflarskiej, aktorski majstersztyk, urzekajÄ
mesmerizing visuals, great performances. I liked main character's light approach towards death, and the house as a symbol of human body and the circle of life
Wonderfully observed and enchantingly photographed, this black and white feature by director Dorota Kedzierzawska takes its time painting the portrait of an old woman Aniela, who spends her final act in life in the company of her dog Fila in a massive 'shack' filled with memorabilia from years gone by. But Aniela is far from your typical frail old woman. She fights off smarmy bullies and pesky children from her property, all with a glimmer in her eye and a wry smile that belies her crotchety behavior.
Quiet and understated, veteran Hungarian/Polish actress Agnieszka Podsiadlik is riveting and compelling, illiciting equal doses of humor and pathos without a hint of self indulgence. With lengthy monologues and soliloquys both spoken and revealed in voiceover, Aniela could easily have been a contrivance in the hands of a lesser director and/or performer; but Podsiadlik and Kedzierzawska infuse Aniela with a strength and quiet dignity especially evident in the vividly humorous and painful scenes played to perfection with her intolerable grandchild. In yet another memorable scene, a boy from the neighboring house steals into Aniela's bedroom and the two proceed to have a conversation that is equal parts revealing, honest and comedic. Kedzierzawska also skillfully undercuts Aniela's tendency to go into nostalgia and memory with Fila's constant barking - steering the film clear from morose sentimentality and staying steadfast with Aniela's quest to do the right thing in her waning years.
The cinematography is worthy of mention. With intense close-ups and a brilliant mix of kaleidoscopic lenses, Kedzierzakwska recalls early Kiezlowski, infusing Aniela's world with a youthful wonder even as it contrasts with the numerous lines of age on her face. This is a woman who has not, contrary to what the title suggests, surrendered her life to death, but rather celebrates it with every breath. The result is a film that explores that which no youth-obsessed Hollywood film would dare venture - a sobering reminder of our common human frailty and inevitable fate, and a possible grace and strength in the face of this mortality.
Well, beautiful written and acted. Great independent film from Poland. Will make you think more about your life, who the true and false people are around you and what you want to accomplish before it's time to die.