Sunday Children

Film

Time Out says

Perfectly judged documentary-style realism about an unprepossessing couple whose desperate desire for a child leads them to approach an unwed young mother-to-be with a view to adopting her baby. Agencies demand too long a wait and the husband wants to pretend his wife's really pregnant. Without offering overt judgment, Holland uses this 'everyday' plot to show how the husband and wife unwittingly lay traps for themselves, and also, more intriguingly, to explore the complex motives behind parenthood. With work like this, it's not hard to see why Holland became a friend of Kieslowski.

Details

Release details

Duration:
73 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Agnieszka Holland
Screenwriter:
Agnieszka Holland
Cast:
Maria Chwalibóg
Bohdana Majda
Jan Zardecki
Stanislaw Michalik
Maria Glowacka
J Zóltowska
Jadwiga Colonna-Walewska
Alicja Wolska
Adam Ferency
Magda Teresa Wójcik
Zofia Graziewicz
B Skwarska
Krystyna Wachelko-Zaleski
Wojciech Brzozowicz
Ryszard Kotys
Krzysztof Zaleski
Elzbieta Osterwa
J Graczykowska
Dorota Stalinska
Aniela Swiderska-Pawlik