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Janina Duszejko (Mandat-Grabka), an eccentric elderly woman, lives alone in Poland's Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed – bodies are found surrounded by animal tracks or covered in beetles. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who – or what – the murderer is, but nobody believes her outlandish theories.

At first SPOOR, from the great Polish director Agnieska Holland (Europa, Europa), plays like an even-more-eccentric Miss Marple tale. Janina follows from murder scene to murder scene urgently trying to convince the police and her neighbors that nature has begun taking revenge on mankind. When the truth is revealed, however, the true power and message of the film come into sharp focus.

“Sprawling, wildly beautiful, emotionally enveloping, SPOOR earns its vision of utopia. It would not be the most resonant and inspiring political film of the century if it did not give us hope.” – Amy Taubin, Film Comment

"A film that's strange, darkly funny and powerful. Imagine a pulpy murder story that's also a utopian fable about feminism, social justice and ecology." – NPR

"'Spoor' is an eerie, wintry, sometimes bleakly comic study of a society whose devolved values are reflected in its treatment of animals, and of an implacable old matriarch pushing back with all her might." – Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

  • Year
  • Runtime
    128 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    Area Premiere Run!
  • Director
    Agnieska Holland
  • Cast
    Agnieszka Mandat-Grabka