Alicja (Gabriela Muskała) is diagnosed with dissociative fugue, a condition that has made her forget her identity. When her family finds her, she learns that she has a husband and a five-year-old son. Initially, she wants to abandon them as soon as possible, but she becomes intrigued by the life she left behind. Fugue plays out a bit like a horror flick, but the subtle influences are combined into a coherent whole. Smoczyńska and Muskała, who also wrote the script, have moulded an intriguing character, a metaphor for many women in modern-day Poland, who are trying to free themselves from their traditional social roles. (Ola Salwa, Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Agnieszka Smoczyńska is a graduate of the Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School in Katowice, Poland and has also participated in master classes at the Wajda Film School. In 2015 she debuted with her feature film “The Lure” (CE'16) which experiments with musical and horror, and received the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2017, she received the Global Filmmaking Award at Sundance.

Film Selection: Fuga (Fugue, 2018) - Córki Dancingu (The Lure, 2015, CE'16) - Viva Maria! (2010, short) - Aria Diva (2007, short)
Competition Fiction 2019
Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Poland / Czech Republic / Sweden 2018
103 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Gabriela Muskała
Cinematography Jakub Kijowski
Editing Jarosław Kamiński
Sound/Sounddesign Maria Chilarecka, Niklas Skarp
Music Filip Míšek
With Gabriela Muskała, Łukasz Simlat, Małgorzata Buczkowska, Zbigniew Waleryś, Halina Rasiakówna, Piotr Skiba
Producer(s) Agnieszka Kurzydło, Karla Stojáková, Jonas Kellagher
MD4, Axman Production, Common Ground Pictures, Odra Film, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Magic Lab, Film i Väst
World Sales
Alpha Violet
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere