Bitter Love (2020)

  • 1h 26m
  • Jerzy Sladkowski
  • engelske undertekster

Bittersød og tragikomisk film fra et russisk cruise-skib i den billige ende, hvor alle leder efter kærligheden – og de heldige finder den.

Alle ombord savner noget i deres liv: lykke, kærlighed, selskab - og de heldige finder hvad de søger undervejs. Vi er på et russisk cruise-skib, et flydende mikrokosmos af billig luksus, hvor et bredt og varieret persongalleri af passagerer i fællesskab driver ned af Volga-floden. De fleste har deres bedste år bag sig, og de ved det. Selv en spåkone er der med ombord, en vaskeægte rappenskralde, der ikke lægger fingre imellem, når hendes medpassagerer kommer forbi for at høre, hvad fremtiden vil bringe. Livet er langt, lykken er lunefuld, men den tragikomiske tone er mest af alt morsom og hjertevarm, og uden at afsløre for meget er der udsigt til en happy ending allerede før rejsen er omme. Polske Jerzy Sladkowski har med ‘Bitter Love’ skabt en sjov, charmerende og menneskeklog film, der nok skal vinde et hjerte eller to.

Bittersweet and tragicomic film from a Russian cruise ship of the cheaper kind, where everyone is looking for love – and luckily find it.

Everyone on board is yearning for something in their lives: happiness, love, companionship - and the lucky ones find what they are looking for along the way. We are on a Russian cruise ship, a floating microcosm of cheap luxury, where a large and varied gallery of passengers is drifting down the Volga. Most of them have their best years behind them, and they know it. But even the young are not necessarily good at figuring out the workings of love and each other. There is even a fortune-teller on board, a true shrew who does not mince her words when her fellow passengers come to hear what the future will bring. Life is long, happiness is fickle, but the tragicomic tone is above all witty and heart-warming. And without revealing too much, there is a prospect of a happy ending even before the journey is over. With ‘Bitter Love’, the Polish director Jerzy Sladkowski has made a fun, charming and insightful film, which is guaranteed to conquer a heart or two.

Director

Jerzy Sladkowski

Co-Producer

Ulla Simonen

Co-Producer

Lucyna Kowalska

Subtitle(s)

English