Thursday, July 22, 2021

Film Spotlight - I Never Cry

 Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this film for review and received no payment. All opinions are my own.


Image courtesy of Eureka Entertainment


I NEVER CRY, the second feature from one of the most awarded young Polish directors, Piotr Domalewski, will be released in cinemas nationwide in the UK & Ireland and digitally from Friday, 23rd July 2021.

The film has won acclaim and numerous awards in the director’s native Poland. A Polish-Irish co-production, I Never Cry explores the cruelly ubiquitous loss of a parent through the eyes of a young woman.

Ola (Zofia Stafiej), a rebellious teenager from a small city, sets off to a foreign country on her own with a big responsibility upon her shoulders. The trip that she embarks upon is one which will take her well out of her comfort zone, as she tries to reconnect with her estranged father. In Ireland, she will come to know a different world and meet people who will change her approach to life. Ola learns previously unknown things about her father and through it all she learns things about herself. 


Image courtesy of Eureka Entertainment


I Never Cry is a realistic look at the difficulties faced by families separated by emigration, told against the backdrop of the life of Polish workers abroad.

It was easy to put myself as a viewer into Ola’s shoes. She is so young and has so much to deal with. We’ve all had to deal with difficult situations in life and it can be that much more daunting when you don’t have much life experience to fall back on. However, sometimes we are called upon to rise to the occasion, no matter what our age and we have to do what needs to be done. This film does a very good job of presenting a level of reality that instantly lends to the authenticity of the story being told. Zofia Stafiej is excellent as the young protagonist Ola. This is a very good and engaging film.

See the official trailer (UK & Ireland) here

Official Website for the UK & Ireland

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