Droga (1981)

Run Time - 73 min.  |   Countries - Poland   |  
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Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka

Road is a series of vignettes that set a reflective mood, but are not related in their content, only through their narrator. In one scene, an elderly man remembers how as a young man he stole some clothes from a woman who was bathing in the river with other women -- and how she came to get them back, leading to a pleasant time among the summer grasses for the two of them. In another scene, the same old man rails against the indifference of local officials to regulating the heavy traffic on the nearby road -- farmers and their slow-moving hay carts cannot use the road in early morning or late afternoon because of the traffic -- and the hero gets hurt trying to do just that. Life in the country, it seems, runs from hot to cold, just like in the city.