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SZAMANKA (1996) - Andrzej Zulawski retrospective

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  • dir. Andrzej Zulawski
  • year. 1996
  • country. Poland
  • run-time. 109min
  • rating. 16


Doors 7:30PM - Film 8:00PM

Andrzej Zulawski retrospective

Szamanka is a Polish-French-Swiss film, released in 1996, directed by Andrzej Żuławski and adapted from a screenplay by Manuela Gretkowska. The film, which was controversial upon its release in Poland, is about the obsessive relationship between an anthropology professor and a strange young woman only known as the "Italian". The name of the film is the Polish feminine form of the word "shaman".

The Italian is extremely beautiful and radiates a certain primitive, dangerous sexuality ... which is run by wild animal instincts: the girl is unpredictable, swift and mad. She may violently, just like Szamanka, make love with a stranger and quietly steal whatever she pleases. She exudes a powerful passion, a passion that knows no barriers, but passion fatal

... How will she react when her lover falls fatally in love with her...?