“The Silent Twins”, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, USA, 2022, 113 min
9.07 | 16.00-18.00 | “The Silent Twins”, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, USA, 2022, 113 min | Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a – auditorium, 2nd floor | PL
„The Silent Twins,” Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s latest film, had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Known for her works „The Lure” and „Fugue”, Smoczyńska is regarded as one of the most innovative Polish directors, effortlessly portraying the wild and untamed aspects of human nature through the elegance of dance. In her debut English-language film, she unleashes her unrestricted imagination. „The Silent Twins,” a visionary and musically infused piece, draws inspiration from Marjorie Wallace’s work while bearing the unmistakable imprint of Smoczyńska’s distinctive style. True to her previous films, this book offers a female perspective. It delves into the lives of June and Jennifer Gibbons, twin sisters from Wales who choose to cut off communication with the outside world. Fleeing from a bleak province that subjects them to constant humiliation, the „silent twins” immerse themselves in vibrant fantasies of literary fame, romantic love, and swimming pools overflowing with Pepsi-Cola, all bathed in neon colours and radiant sunlight. Yet, beneath their hormone-fueled imaginations, June and Jennifer’s bond is also marked by a darker, rivalry-tinged undertone.