VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Moonlighting

V' 15

Moonlighting

Jerzy Skolimowski
GB, 1982
Fiction, 97min, eOF

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Moonlighting

Jerzy Skolimowski
GB, 1982
Fiction, 97min, eOF

Actors: 
Jeremy Irons
Nowak
Eugene Lipinski
Banaszak
Jirí Stanislav
Wolski
Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz
Kudaj
Screenplay: 
Jerzy Skolimowski
Sound: 
David Stephenson
Camera: 
Tony Pierce Roberts
Editor: 
Barrie Vince
Composer: 
Stanley Myers
Decoration: 
Tony Woollard
Costume: 
Jane Robinson

Production: 
Michael White Productions
Format: 
DCP

MOONLIGHTING is about exile, not in the abstract but in the particular situation of a young Pole named Nowak (Jeremy Irons), who has gone to London from Warsaw with four colleagues to remodel a mews house for a wealthy Polish businessman, a commuter between Warsaw and London. The crew has four weeks in which to do the job, which begins as an exotic lark in a foreign land ...
Working in a style that appears to have little connection with any of his earlier films, including the French-language LE DEPART and the English-language THE SHOUT, Jerzy Skolimowski, the Polish film maker who has been living in England for years, has made a new film of the sort of introspective intensity seldom achieved on the screen. (Vincent Canby, “New York Times”, 1982)

From the collection ot the Harvard Film Archive