Bitter Love

(Bitter Love)

A group of elderly passengers embark on a Volga River cruise hoping to come to terms with the past and find their happiness and place in the world.

Most of the passengers on board the Maxim Gorky are not interested in admiring the surrounding landscape; their reasons for being here are purely pragmatic. They are dissatisfied with life and want to escape their worries, failed relationships and disappointments. Right after departure, they focus on the essentials: correcting their stale relationships and making new contacts. Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski used a ubiquitous camera to capture the Russian phenomenon of cruises for people who feel that the best years are over but aren't ready for the scrap heap just yet. And sailing on the Volga is a ritual that will allow them to make a clean break with the past and find what they desire: new acquaintances, new friends, and who knows, maybe even new love.

About the film

Director: Jerzy Sladkowski
Sweden, Finland, Poland
2020 | 86 min.

Language: Russian

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor and indoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech premiere

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Category

Russian Standard

Director

Jerzy Sladkowski

Filmography
2020 - Bitter Love
2015 - Don Juan
2011 - Prawdziwy koniec zimnej wojny
2010 - Vodkafabriken

Jerzy Sladkowski

Screenings

16. 05. 14:00 Jeden svět živě: Stream
DiscussionJerzy Sladkowski, director

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