March 19, 2023, 15:30
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 15 PLN – available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), BCC/LZC’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
Two stories of sisterhood and witchcraft in rural eastern Poland.
Nawoja, a tormented witch, buries the head of a dead animal under the barn, casting a curse on the perfect life of her neighbor Bielakowa. Young Bielakowa organizes a rehearsal of an all-female folk band in her house, even though she feels that evil forces are creeping into her world. A friendship develops between the band members. Before the day is over, the girls will have to face the curse of Nawoja. They meet again a few decades later for another rehearsal – older, wiser, but still a tight-knit and spirited group.
An elderly woman is visited by the memories of a friend she had in her youth. The two young girls were inseparable, like one soul inhabiting two bodies. Her memories, falling into place like pieces of a puzzle, conjure a story of women’s hard fates: failed marriages, unkept promises, dashed hopes and dreams.