Panorama Europe 2019, the eleventh edition of the essential festival of new European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), includes a wide range of outstanding films by some of the continent’s most exciting emerging directors. The festival, which runs May 3 through 19 with a full slate at MoMI and two encore screenings at Bohemian National Hall, offers New Yorkers an overview of the current European film scene.
On Saturday, May 18th, Light as Feathers has its US premiere at MoMI. The way that confused emotions and raging hormones can erupt during adolescence is captured with almost documentary naturalism in writer/director Rosanne Pel’s debut feature, which is set in a rural Polish village. Eryk, the lumbering and likable protagonist, lives with an overbearing mother who looks young enough to be his lover. Living in a crowded home dominated by women, Eryk finds escape in trysts with his neighbor Klaudia. But his lust soon turns violent. Pel filmed over several years, capturing small moments and allowing the drama to unfold like real life.
The discount code to purchase Panorama tickets at MOMI is Euro20 (20% discount). Tickets are available here!