I Never Cry
- Poland, Ireland
- 1h 38min
- Directed by: Piotr Domalewski
- Written by: Piotr Domalewski
- Cast: Zofia Stafiej, Kinga Preis, Arkadiusz Jakubik
- UK release: 23 July 2021
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Director: Piotr Domalewski (Poland, Ireland, 2020)
Certification: 15 | 1h 38 min | Drama, Comedy | Language: Polish, English with English subtitles
Seventeen-year-old Ola (Zofia Stafiej) travels to Ireland to bring her father's body back to Poland after he died working on a construction site. But never mind her dad, Ola wants to know if he saved money for the car he had promised. In a foreign country all by herself, Ola will have the trip of her lifetime, a journey into the unknown, on which she will try to reconnect with her estranged father. In Ireland, she will come to know a different world and meet people who will change her approach to life.
From director Piotr Domalewski (winner of numerous festival awards for his short films, as well as his 2017 feature debut, Silent Night 'Cicha noc'), I Never Cry is a touching comedy about a rebellious teenage girl with a grudge against her father, who was only ever present in her life through regular money transfers. It is also a piercing, realistic look at the difficulties faced by families separated by emigration, told against the backdrop of the life of Polish workers abroad.
"I Never Cry is one of the most absorbing films of the year" - VODzilla.co
"This is a comedy of difference. It is also a serious drama about the unkindness of the labour market and our wider responsibilities in society". - The Irish Times
"Piotr Domalewski's film has a simple story – a child discovering the dad she never knew – and at times it's a bit overstated. Yet I always wanted to see what Olka would do next". - The Sunday Times
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