The Collector 15 Komornik UK Premiere
Director: Feliks Falks, Feature, 100 minutes, Poland, 2005, Polish with English subtitles.
A runaway hit across Poland, The Collector is a corking addition to this year’s festival programme. Lucek is a remorseless debt collector who repossesses anything from hospital equipment to statues of the Virgin Mary, and even goes so far as raiding graves to pursue his work. When an encounter with an old lover forces him to see the error of his ways things start to unravel and an epiphany finally turns him into a human being...
This heart-wrenching portrayal of a man in crisis was Poland’s submission for the 2005 Foreign Language Oscar category. Beautifully made by Feliks Falks (one of the directors behind the film Solidarity Solidarity) this is a perfectly formed movie with real emotional depth.