Seventeen-year-old Ola suddenly becomes the head of her family after her estranged father dies abroad. At the insistence of her mother, she sets off to Ireland to retrieve the body and bring it back to Poland. Looking to collect on a promise her father made before his death, her trip becomes an odyssey of sorts in which the people she meets force her to reconsider the way she sees the world. In the process, Ola finally gets to know the father who had been largely absent in her life and discovers things are not always what they seem. A piercing, realistic look at the difficulties faced by families separated by emigration with a striking performance by Zofia Stafiej as Ola, I Never Cry is a sensitive and darkly funny coming of age story.
Official Selection – Tokyo International Film Festival
Winner – Best Female Actor – International Film Festival of India
“This is an enjoyable rollercoaster of absurdities and poignancy, and a marvelous showcase for Stafiej's talent.” -- Phuong Le, Guardian
Screened in collaboration with the Polish Cultural Council of Pittsburgh.
Thursday, November 11, 4:15pm | Waterworks Cinemas
Sunday, November 14, 5pm | Hollywood Theater
Tuesday, November 16, 8pm | Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Watch the trailer below: