Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This meticulously produced 153-minute character study explores the iniquities of class consciousness in contemporary Poland. A teacher of modest means moves in with a wealthy family in order to tutor their good-looking daughter. Love blooms, but the family is convinced that the tutor is merely a fortune hunter -- and besides, how dare he try to emulate his betters? The film is based on a novel by Andrzej Mencwel, who co-wrote the screenplay. Sceny Dzieciece a Zycia Prowincji (Childhood Scenes of Provincial Life) was directed by actor Tomasz Zygaldo, who resists the temptation to appear in the film.
class-consciousness, daughter, family-disapproval, love, Poland, teacher, tutor