Northwest Film Forum presents Agnieszka Smoczynska’s acclaimed film “Fugue / Fuga”. Her earlier film “The Lure / Córki dancingu” made a huge splash at the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival.
“Fugue” is a powerful 2018 drama about a woman who lost her identity and the memories of her prior life. It was directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska (“The Silent Twins”, 2022) with the screenplay written by the fantastic main actress Gabriela Muskała (“Courage /Wymyk” ,2011; “These Daughters of Mine / Moje córki krowy” 2015). The film has won numerous film festival awards and was nominated for a Critics’ Week Grand Prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Suffering from memory loss, Alicja rebuilds her life as she sees fit – with a free spirit, in spite of the troubling mystery of her identity. Two years later, she is reunited with the family her amnesia took her away from, unwillingly resuming her role as wife, mother and daughter. Her estranged husband and son struggle to reconcile this familiar but strangely behaved woman with the mother they once knew, and the entire family is cast into a hazy emotional blend of alienation, love, and distant, conflicted memory.
“Fugue” evokes social taboos around motherhood and the pressure on women to accept maternity without hesitation or reflection, as though the biological capacity of giving birth means that every woman should be willing to be a mother.
Tickets: $14 at https://m.bpt.me/event/5723384
Patrons will be required to wear masks while in the building. For guests’ convenience, disposable masks will be available at the door.