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Snow White, Russian Red—Poland’s dark fairytale

By Justin Villiers  

Poland's great post-communist future?

The cult novel from which Xawery Zulawski’s latest film Snow White, Russian Red was adapted has been hailed as “the Polish Trainspotting.” Yet this extraordinary piece of cinema, which was screened in early March as part of London’s 8th Polish film festival, is actually closer to the work of David Lynch and Gaspar Noé. Why, then, has it not found a distributor?

On its digitally-foliated surface, Snow White, Russian Red is a…

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