Nina

Directed by Olga Chajdas
Film Movement
2018
130 Minutes
Poland
Polish, French
Drama, LGBTQ, Romance
Not Rated

Nina and Wotjek are a married (but mismatched) couple; They’re eager to have a child, but Nina can’t conceive. When a chance encounter introduces them to Magda, Wotjek believes they may have found a suitable surrogate. But meeting the fiercely independent, single-minded Magda awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing events to spiral out of everyone’s control.

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  • "The performances are excellent, Kijowska in a perpetual clench and Rycembel all relaxed and open. And scenes among Magda’s friends, who discourage her from a getting involved with another straight woman, resonate with reality. Most important, writer/director Chajdas grasps how the intimacy of a surrogacy arrangement is emotionally fraught. "
    Susan Cole, NOW
  • "“Nina” is notable for its energetic celebration of lesbian sexuality...."
    Jay Weissberg, Variety
  • "Polish director Olga Chajdas’ incessantly gloomy debut feature follows Nina and her husband Wojtek, unable to have a baby, who decide that free-spirited Magda can be their surrogate: then Nina inconveniently falls in love with the young woman. Chajdas’s direction tries to be too flashy at the expense of her own characters, and incongruous plot twists and implausible plot twists don’t help. Her committed actors, especially Julia Kijowska (Nina) and Eliza Rycembel (Magda), give fierce portrayals in a vacuum"
    Kevin Filipski, Static Multimedia
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