Thu 10 December 11:55pm
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Director: Piotr Adamski
Starring: Maja Pankiewicz, Paulina Krzyzanska, Marcin Czarnik
Available to stream at home from Friday 20 November
Piotr Adamski‘s award-winning debut film, Eastern, catapults us into a dystopian world governed by an inescapable patriarchal code. Boldly wearing its Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) and Athina Rachel Tsangari (Chevalier) influences on its blood-tinged sleeves, this gripping thriller unexpectedly twists and turns in thoroughly enjoyable ways, while offering a metaphor for modern-day Polish politics.
Behind the fences of a gated community, a singular game is being played out. For years, the Nowak and Kowalski families have been embroiled in a vendetta governed by the cyclical law of blood and honour. When the Nowaks’ son dies at the hand of Klara Kowalska (Paulina Krzyzanska), his nineteen-year-old sister, Ewa (Maja Pankiewicz), is chosen by their father (Marcin Czarnik) to avenge his death. Pressured by her family and the community of residents, she starts to hunt Klara. But when the confrontation occurs, Ewa is faced with a choice between carrying out revenge in the name of honour, and perpetuating the bloody vendetta which will eventually claim her, or pursuing her own freedom.
★★★★ The Guardian
“A TRULY ORIGINAL WORK” Cineurope
Stream on demand from Friday 20 November for £9.99. You’ll have 48 hours to watch the film. 50% of the streaming fee goes towards supporting Northampton Filmhouse.
Please note, while Eastern is listed on our website and we receive a share of the rental fee, the purchasing and rental agreement is between you and the film distributor for the movie.