A young man dies during an expedition to the peak of Kangchenjunga in the Himalayas. His companion, Wanda, explains what happened at a press conference. One of the funeral attendees - a documentary film director - suggests Wanda return to Kangchenjunga to retrieve the missing climber's body. Anna, the boy's girlfriend, joins the expedition, upon which a film is to be based, along with her father, Jerzy, Wanda's friend. The four must contend not only with extreme weather but also with their own, complicated past. The play was inspired by material including the biography of Polish mountain climber Wanda Rutkiewicz.
Agnieszka Smoczyńska, one of Poland's most talented young directors, is a native of Wrocław. She studied at the Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia, as well as the Wajda School. She first made short documentaries before earning wider acclaim through her collaboration with screenwriter Robert Bolesto, with whom she made The Lure. The film won awards at festivals in Nashville, Chicago, Vilnius, Sofia and Porto, as well as the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Fugue premiered during Critics' Week at Cannes.
2015 Córki dancingu / The Lure
2018 Fuga / Fugue