WHAT: “Yuma”, 2012, action / drama, 113 min., English subtitles.
WHERE: 5500 Manchaca Rd. Austin Public Library. Tel: 512-974-8700
WHEN: Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 3:30pm
CONTACT: joanna.guttlehr AT austinpolishfilm.com
Director: Piotr Mularuk
Screenplay: Piotr Mularuk, Wojciech Gajewicz
Cinematography: Tomasz Dobrowolski
Cast: Jakub Gierszał, Katarzyna Figura, Tomasz Kot, and others.
Based on a true story set on the Polish/German border. It is a tale of the rise and fall of Zyga, a young Polish man who wants to take charge of his life after the fall of communism, a time of chaos and moral anarchy. Zyga is obsessed with the 1957 movie “3:10 to Yuma” — a cowboy tale of lawless anarchy on the frontier. Movie star handsome with an easy grin, Zyga starts smuggling cigarettes at the behest of his auntie Halina, who runs a brothel and Yuma ring where the mayor is a regular. Zyga is a witness to the complete degradation of life around him. The promised land never comes to his home town, while the Germans across the border seem to have it all. Zyga crosses the border and engages in a petty crime he calls “yuma”. Back home, handing out stolen goods makes him a quick hero. Before Zyga realizes what is happening to him, money and power overtake his naive dreams of a better life. “Yuma” is a hugely engrossing, great sweeping saga of Good versus Evil, Polish Western style.