Through and Through (N/N)
Director(s): Grzegorz Królikiewicz
Fest Year: 2015
In Person: dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz, cinematographer Bogdan Dziworski
In his feature-length debut, Grzegorz Królikiewicz casts Franciszek Trzeciak and Anna Nieborowska as Jan and Maria Malisz, a struggling married couple that, out of desperation, commits a heinous crime. When they’re put on trial, we discover just how much they love one another. While Through and Through is ostensibly a work of fiction, there’s documentary in its blood: the film’s famous opening party sequence is essentially documentary footage, and the film is based on a real crime. In its extended courtroom scenes, Franciszek and Anna sit in the same benches as the Malisz couple once did, and Królikiewicz turns the situation into a psychodrama, grilling Franciszek and Anna with a series of tough personal questions. Plays with “Rat Catcher” (Andrzej Czarnecki, 1986, 20 min.), an eerie profile of a rat exterminator who reveals his secrets. (CB)Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series. Neither/Nor is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.