Cannes Film Fest 2018: Fugue–Acclaimed Polish Director Agnieszka (The Lure) Smoczynska Second Film

After her acclaimed feature debut The Lure (Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design at the 2016 Sundance Film Fest and other awards at festivals worldwide), the Polish director Agnieszka Smoczyńska presents her second feature Fugue (Fuga) in competition at the 57th Critics’ Week at this year’s Cannes Film Fest.

Alicjia suffers from memory loss and has rebuilt her own free spirited way of life. Two years later, she returns to her former family to assume against her will her role as wife, mother and daughter. Her estranged husband and son do not recognize this woman who look familiar and yet behaves like a stranger. Feelings of alienation, love and revelations rekindle her interior flame.

Infusing this psychological thriller with fantasy, Fugue tells the story of a woman’s impossible return to her family life. The film conveys the insanity-driven anguish that upsets the balance of one family.

Cast :

Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Małgorzata Buczkowska, Zbigniew Waleryś, Halina Rasiakówna, Piotr Skiba, Iwo Rajski
Screenplay : Gabriela Muskała
Cinematograher : Jakub Kijowski
Music composer : Filip Míšek
Production : MD4 – Agnieszka Kurzydło (Poland)
Co-production : Axman Production (Czech Republic), Common Ground Pictures (Sweden), Odra-Film (Poland), Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy (Poland), Film i Väst (Sweden)