Female director and screenwriter Aga Woszczynska’s debut feature-length film follows a seemingly perfect young Polish couple on summer vacation on an Italian island. Following a tragic accident at the residence, their vacation soon unravels. Artistically subtle, tense, and deliberate, the facade of the blissful couple is slowly unraveled and torn to pieces with each scene. Through a variety of cinematic tools, Woszczynska establishes a powerful atmosphere of looming fear, with the always-present question of what happens next. Silent Land depicts suppressed emotions, human frailty, and moral downfalls in a poetically portrayed debut film.
Directed by Agnieszka Woszczynska
2021 | Poland, Czech Republic, Italy | English, Polish, French, and Italian Language with English subtitles | DCP