The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2023, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the New York premiere of the 2022 film Silent Love by director Marek Kozakiewicz, and the North American premiere of the 2021 film Joanna d’Arc by director Aleksander Szamalek. With Kozakiewicz and Szamalek in-person.
Dir. Marek Kozakiewicz. Poland/Germany. 2022, 72 mins. In Polish with English subtitles.
Thirty-five-year-old Aga starts to look after her teenage brother, Milosz, after their mother’s death. While caring for him with the dedication and responsibility of a parent, she also seeks to become his legal guardian. To do so, she must navigate both a stringent legal apparatus and the mores of her conservative community by keeping her long-term relationship with Maja secret —even from Milosz. In a film of exemplary restraint and elegant construction, director Kozakiewicz lets us witness the evolution of this modern family patiently and respectfully, allowing the audience to make realizations and take leaps alongside these three remarkable subjects. New York premiere
Dir. Aleksander Szamalek. Poland. 2021, 30 mins. In Polish with English subtitles.
Aneta is the manager of an erotic massage parlor in France. She left Poland to seek her own path, but things have gotten tangled up, especially with a partner who chafes at her independent spirit. With her children growing up and depending upon her less, it may be time to change things up again, and reclaim her freedom. North American premiere
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Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order online. Please pick up tickets at the admission desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.