Location: Bartos Screening Room
Poland. Dir. Kuba Czekaj, 2016, 101 mins. With Staszek Cywka, Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Sebastian Lach. In Polish with English subtitles. A dark, science-fiction fairy tale plays out in a rush of moody, mind-scrambling images in this dizzyingly ambitious coming-of-age psychodrama. It charts the complex bond between a misfit teenage physics genius and his overbearing mother, a codependent, practically incestuous relationship that’s disrupted by the reappearance of the boy’s father. Parallel universes, apocalyptic warnings, mythic wolves: The Erlprince takes viewers down a surreal rabbit hole to evoke the turbulent psyche of a troubled young man reckoning with adulthood.
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