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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN [Poland], Thursday 8 February, 8pm

By December 8, 2023February 7th, 2024Homepage, Season 25, Winter 2024

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When Zhenia, a mysterious stranger (Alec Utgoff of Stranger Things), arrives in a wealthy gated community of identical white McMansions on the outskirts of a large Polish city, he is welcomed by the residents who embrace his talents as a masseur. Though his hands provide healing, his eyes seem to penetrate their very souls, lifting a disquiet in each of their lives. No one thinks to ask Zhenia about his own concerns, least of all his mysterious origins.

Anchored by Utgoff’s magnetic central performance, this study of class and modern malaise astutely blends magic realism with dark humour and stunning production design to often jaw-dropping effect.

93% Rotten Tomatoes

A film that asks a question for every answer it gives, and whose crackerjack images leave you wondering, in the best of senses: wait, what did I just see? – Financial Times

Alec Utgoff is irresistibly compelling, instilling in his character a silent yet singular presence. – New York Times

Don’t look for logic or literalness here, but rather magic and metaphor and let the film’s transporting, imaginative elements take over. – Los Angeles Times

Compelling and hauntingly realised. A searching, cryptic social satire of bourgeois insularity. Though immersed in particular strains and stresses of urban Polish society, it should resonate universally with its evocation of haves-and-have-nots tension, supported by droll comedy and lavishly atmospheric intrigue. – Variety

  • Poland, 2021 | Language: Polish | 1 h 53 min | Cert: CERT
  • Director: Małgorzata Szumowska & Michał Englert
  • Cast: Alec Utgoff, Maja Ostaszewska, Agata Kulesza, Weronika Rosati, Katarzyna Figura, Lukasz Simlat
  • Foreign language films are subtitled. 
  • Cert: CLUB for over 18s.
  • Tickets: €8.50/€7 concession
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  • Online booking closes at 5pm on the night of the film.
  • Pay at the door by card or cash. Exact change is appreciated.