Unfolding in a secluded Polish village by the woods and a river, It Looks Pretty from a Distance is a love story between a scrapper and a girl. In an air of ubiquitous secrecy the villagers and the couple live their usual dull lives of hardship until the scrapper vanishes. His disappearance triggers a chain of unexpected events. In the strikingly beautiful surroundings, under the scorching sun, human evil surfaces.
The screening of It Looks Pretty From a Distance is part of the Institute of Contemporary Arts’ regular Artists’ Film Club series. Following the screening Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal will be in conversation with ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, Steven Cairns.