Previously at the ICA - Films
11 Mar 2007
This screening is the UK premiere of Molly's Way. The screening is followed by a Q&A with director Emily Atef
McKinley carries the film, and gives a magnificent performance as the title character. - Seattle Weekly
Molly (Mairead McKinley) is an unassuming young Irish woman, Marchin is her one night stand. He's in Poland... somewhere. Trailing into a bleak Polish backwater, Molly turns up with her suitcase and blue woolly hat. This sensitive and compassionate portrayal of a journey into the unknown shows how strength of character and determination can offer true direction.
'Sometimes you have to lose your way, only to find a better direction' is the strong message in Molly's Way, a wisdom provided by her taxi driver in the opening scene who finds Molly stranded in the middle of nowhere. Eventually Molly finds refuge at a hotel swarming with prostitutes, some friendly, some cautious of her good nature. Director Emily Atef weaves this modern fable eloquently, displaying a high level of maturity.
Molly's Way is the first feature film by Atef. Now living in Berlin, she attends the German Film Academy.
Molly's Way, dir Emily Atef, Germany/Poland 2005, 84 mins