“Demon” directed by Marcin Wrona
Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center
Museum of Modern Art in partnership with The Polish Cultural Institute New York with additional support fromThe Polish Film Institute
As a part of New Directors/New Films 2016
Saturday, March 26, 9:15 PM
Walter Reade Theatre
165 West 65th Street, NYC
Sunday, March 27, 7:15 PM
MoMA – Titus 1 Cinema
11 W. 53rd Street, NYC
Tickets: $ 16 General Public / $ 12 Member & Student
Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancée Zaneta, Peter has been given a gift of her family’s ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It’s a total fixer-upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen… During the wild reception, Peter begins to come undone, and dybbuk an ancient spirit from Jewish folklore intrudes on this very present-day situation. For a very particular reason, as it turns out… The final work by Marcin Wrona, who passed away just as Demon was set to premiere in Poland, is an eerie, richly atmospheric film – part absurdist comedy, part love story – that scares, amuses, and charms in equal measure.
2015, Poland/Israel, English, Polish, and Yiddish with English subtitles, 94 minutes
MARCIN WRONA (1973-2015) was born in Tarnów, Poland and studied film at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. He has directed several features for television, as well as the theatrical features My Flesh, My Blood (2009) and The Christening (2010). Demon (2015) is his last feature film.
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