A Year of the Quiet Sun

Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

Release Year: 1984
Running Time: 109
Color Type: Color
Country: Poland
Language: Polish and English w/English subt. [audio]
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Screening Info
Cast
Scott Wilson
Maja Komorowska
Daniel Webb

Crew
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi

In this award-winning drama set in the wake of World War II, an American soldier played by Scott Wilson (In Cold Blood, Shiloh) forms a delicate friendship with a war widow (Maja Komorowska) amid the devastation of 1946 Poland. In spite of the language barrier, painful memories of their past, and the many cultural divisions that separate them, Norman and Emilia dare to steal a moment of happiness in the shadow of misery.

Educational Reviews

"An understated humanistic drama that steers clear of manipulative melodrama." ***1/2 Highly Recommended Video Librarian

Critical Acclaim

"A film of enormous power" - Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times

"A warmly acted and delicately paced love story" - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Awards

  • Golden Lion Venice International Film Festival
    Official Selection New York Film Festival