Online screening of movie “Bitter Love” and discussion with the director Jerzy Sladkowski, will be part of the festival “One World 2021”.
Bitter Love / Jerzy Sladkowski / Sweden, Finland, Poland 2020 / 86 min / English friendly – Most of the passengers on board the Maxim Gorky are not interested in admiring the surrounding landscape; their reasons for being here are purely pragmatic. They are dissatisfied with life and want to escape their worries, failed relationships and disappointments. Right after departure, they focus on the essentials: correcting their stale relationships and making new contacts. Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski used a ubiquitous camera to capture the Russian phenomenon of cruises for people who feel that the best years are over but aren’t ready for the scrap heap just yet. And sailing on the Volga is a ritual that will allow them to make a clean break with the past and find what they desire: new acquaintances, new friends, and who knows, maybe even new love.