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Lasting

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Director: Jacek Borcuch

Screenwriters: Jacek Borcuch

Institute History

  • 2013 Sundance Film Festival

Description

Micha? and Karina fall head over heels in love during their summer holiday in Spain. Under the warm sun-soaked vineyards in the ecstasy of their thrilling new romance, everything feels carefree and innocent. But when Micha? has a threatening encounter with an unsavory property owner while scuba diving, an impulsive act leads to a devastating turn.

Micha? covers up what happened and suddenly returns to Poland without telling Karina the truth. Soon Karina also has something she keeps from Micha?. With their secrets looming over them, their once-unbridled affection begins slipping through their hands, and their bright, innocent faces turn dark with worry.

With an immersive touch, Jacek Borcuch effortlessly captures the couple’s youthful spirit and rapture, amplifying the weight of the emotionally sobering drama that ensues. Marking a welcome return to the Sundance Film Festival (All That I Love screened in 2010), Lasting is an exploration of that rare species of love that can endure life’s pitfalls, and a terrifying reminder that one fateful minute can upend everything.

— C. D.

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