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.