Never Gonna Snow Again

Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert

Release Year: 2020
Running time: 113
Country: Poland, Germany
Language: Polish, Russian, French, and Vietnamese with English subtitles
$11.97 - Classroom Rights
MSRP: $19.95
$349.00 - With PPR
$499.00 - With DSL
$499.00 - With DSL and PPR
MSRP: $599.00
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On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, Stranger Things) enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of simpler times. The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) and her longtime collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming shot through with Lynchian touches of the otherworldly and moments of sober beauty and unexpected humor.


“Somewhere between Twin Peaks and Pasolini’s Teorema."

- Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily

“[Alec] Utgoff is irresistibly compelling, instilling in his character a silent yet singular presence.”

- Beatrice Loayza, The New York Times

“A magical film. A tour-de-force…of brilliant cinematography.”

- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"Dreamlike and unnerving. A hypnotic viewing experience that awakens all senses through our eyes."

- Carlos Aguilar, The Playlist

“The way in which Szumowska remixes the divine and the existential also recalls the moral fables of Krzysztof Kieslowski, particularly his soul-searching series Decalogue.”

- Ela Bittencourt, Hyperallergic

“A modern fairy tale for a cynical world… full to the brim with arresting compositions.”

- William Repass, Slant Magazine

"Malgorzata Szumowska hits a career high in this alluring, atmospheric tale."

- Guy Lodge, Variety

"A gently mysterious, darkly poetic tonic of the sacred and profane."

- Nicholas Bell, Ioncinema


Poland's Official Submission to the 93rd Academy Awards®


Official Selection – Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival


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