Running time: 25'

Production: Poland 2013

An unbelievably beautiful snow-covered mountain emerges from the clouds before the title appears on the screen. Pathos? Kitsch? Yes, but who cares, it's still beautiful. Another shot: a woman's face, full of affection. The woman is looking to the side; the intensity of her face against the worn backrest of a soft, cozy sofa. A third explodes with light, energy, movement. The first shot shows a mountain that just sits there. The second one shows Olga, Piotr's wife. The third shot: Piotr in his element. The word sati denotes the self-immolation of a widow at her husband's funeral pyre, a ritual practised in some Asian communities.






You're on the archive site. Go to the current edition of the festival website.