Never Gonna Snow Again (2021)
Beautiful, and mesmeric, Never Gonna Snow Again is a striking Polish black comedy-drama from Małgorzata Szumowska and her longtime collaborator Michał Englert. Featuring a hypnotic lead performance from Utgoff, this outstanding new film is both wondrous, compelling, and uplifting.
When a mysterious stranger arrives in a gated community on the outskirts of a large Polish city, he is welcomed by the wealthy residents who embrace his talents as a masseur. Though his hands provide healing, his eyes seem to penetrate their very souls, lifting a disquiet in each of their lives.
Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, Stranger Things) possesses a magical gift and to the residents, his Russian accent also sounds like a song from the past, a peaceful melody from their childhood when the world was a safer place. And though his hypnotic techniques bring calm his background remains a mystery, leaving the residents to wonder what other secrets he holds.
“Simultaneously gripping and sweetly bewildering” The Times ★★★★
“There’s a rich confectionery of strangeness, sadness and fear to this very absorbing film” The Guardian ★★★★