Nina, Dir. Olga Chajdas, Poland 2018, 130 mins, Polish with English subtitles
Nina and Wojtek are a couple in a stagnant marriage, desperate to conceive a child in the hopes of rekindling their relationship. When a chance encounter introduces them to Magda, Wojtek believes they may have found a suitable surrogate. However, meeting the fiercely independent, single-minded Magda awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing events to spiral out of everyone’s control.
This accomplished debut was the winner of 2018 Rotterdam film festival’s Big Screen Award.
This Preview screening is followed by a Q&A with film director Olga Chajdas.