Poland’s submission to the 2018 Oscars® in Foreign Language Film Category

Spoor (Pokot) by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik – Poland’s submission to the 2018 Oscars
Spoor (Pokot) by Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik – Poland’s submission to the 2018 Oscars.

“Spoor” means the track or trail of an animal that is being hunted, and tells the story of retired civil engineer, Duszejko, who has a penchant for astrology and lives a quiet life in a Polish mountain village on the Czech border, where she teaches English to children in her spare time. When her two dogs – her closest companions – go missing one day, Duszejko sets out to discover who is responsible for their disappearance. What unfolds is, as Holland describes it, an “anarchistic, feminist crime story with elements of black comedy”.