Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
In this Polish comedy, Gustav, a Cracow professor must play gracious host to a visiting Swedish academic who is more interested in finding a date than he is in the historical sights of the city. The trouble is, the Polish scholar has spent so many years in his ivory tower that he currently doesn't know any women. Still, wanting to please his guest, he gamely goes through his old address book and begins calling old lovers. Each phone call brings a slew of memories. Unfortunately, each one of the women have changed and none are available until he calls his old college-sweetheart Isa. The last time he saw her, she was writing a dissertation on the sex lives of geese and he fondly remembers her as a lovely, voluptuous woman. She is available that night and a meeting is arranged. Unfortunately, time and gravity have taken their toll and now the formerly zaftig woman is just plain fat. The sophisticated Swedish professor is appalled at the prospect of dating her, but goes along to be polite. Gustav has many fond memories of Isa and doesn't seem to mind that she has become matronly.
professor, bachelor, memory, reminiscence, romance, host