Spoor (Pokot) by Agnieszka Holland

Spoor (Pokot) by Agnieszka Holland has been selected as Poland’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards.

The film is based on Olga Tokarczuk’s best-selling novel “Drive Your Plough over the Bones of the Dead”, published in 2009; and stars Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszał, Borys Szyc, Andrzej Grabowski, Tomasz Kot, Katarzyna Herman, Patricia Volny, Miroslav Krobot, Marcin Bosak, and Andrzej Konopka.

Spoor follows retired engineer Janina Duszejko, living in the Polish Sudeten mountains.  One snowy winter night, she stumbles upon the dead body of her neighbor. The man, a poacher, had died a mysterious death. The only visible tracks around his house are roe deer hooves. Seeing the ineptitude of the police, Duszejko begins an unconventional investigation of her own.

Spoor (Pokot) had its world premiere at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, where the film won the Silver Bear, the Alfred Bauer award for opening new perspectives in film art.


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