A Year of the Quiet Sun

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Screenwriters: Krzysztof Zanussi

Institute History

  • 1986 Sundance Film Festival


The year is 1946. A half-destroyed town, abandoned by the Germans and given over to Poland, is gradually being repopulated by refugees from the east, cut off from their homelands by the tides of war. Against this backdrop, an unlikely love story develops between an American soldier(Scott Wilson) and a Polish refugee (Maja Komorowski). They do not speak a common language, but comminicate through gestures, facial expressions and, recalling emotions long forgotten, laughter. A Year of the Quiet Sun is a hauntingly romantic film, universal, eloquent and wise. Although specific in local, period and the horrors of war, it remains a film about the possibility of love.

Screening Details

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