Two musicians meet and fall in love in postwar Poland. Their relationship is tempestuous – they can’t live without each other, but they can’t live with each other either. One goes to Paris for artistic freedom, then comes back for love — but crossing the Iron Curtain has consequences.
This story, based on the director’s own parents, invites comparison with Roma. But unlike the Mexican film, this one was not made with love. The director seems to have a lot of unresolved issues with his parents – neither are treated sympathetically – which makes for painful viewing. Not recommended.