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      Never Gonna Snow Again

      Released Jul 30, 2021 1 hr. 53 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for Never Gonna Snow Again: Trailer 1 List
      93% 56 Reviews Tomatometer 68% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia's eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods. The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) and her longtime collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Nov 28 Buy Now

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      Led by Alec Utgoff's impressive starring performance, Never Gonna Snow Again blends elements of sci-fi, satire, and surreal drama with an assured hand.

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      isla s This film is very much arty, quirky and surreal and yet it works quite well. Its hard to explain properly but I felt it was really quite poignant by the end. Its partly about trust, dreams and secrets. There are one or two amusing moments, such as one with the main character, a masseur, working on a dog on his massage table. I'd recommend this film, yes. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review michael m Interesting film, I enjoyed it more than most other virtual movies the past year. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Magical. They don't make movies like this one anymore. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review renaldo d A true story of a superhero who delves into improving the lives of environments. An almost surrealism that must be considered as a true masterpiece Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie should have been much better than it was. The theme of a masseur witnessing lives in a wealthy neighborhood is very promising, and these scenes were very well done. However, the movie then seemed unwilling to pursue it seriously, instead opting for sentimentality and a silly magical realism that was incoherent even by the standards of that genre. In the end, it was childish and unserious. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review brent m When an enigmatic massage therapist/hypnotist from the Chernobyl area of Ukraine shows up in an upscale Polish gated community, he miraculously attends to the healing of an assortment of residents with varying physical and emotional needs. But who is he really, especially in light of his special powers that make him seem like a subdued but otherworldly superhero? That's the gist of this atmospheric tale from directors Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, which seamlessly weaves drama, science fiction and delightful humor in a modestly intriguing story, thanks in large part to the fine lead performance of Alec Utgoff. However, despite an engaging premise, captivating back story and colorful supporting characters, the film's deliberate ambiguity gets stretched quite thin after a while, leaving viewers wonder exactly where this film is going, with a concluding payoff that's somewhat less than satisfying. As a vehicle that seems quite self-satisfied with itself for its beautifully filmed but nevertheless cryptic nature, the filmmakers have left the audience somewhat in the dark with some of their meandering, underdeveloped and unexplained narrative choices. The result is a film that probably should have gone through an additional round of script changes and final edits before being released, alterations that would have made for a much more satisfying picture. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) Simultaneously gripping and sweetly bewildering. Rated: 4/5 Oct 15, 2021 Full Review Peter Bradshaw Guardian This is a fairytale: but a fantasy with solidity and form. Rated: 4/5 Oct 12, 2021 Full Review Danny Leigh Financial Times A filmthat asks a question for every answer it gives, and whose crackerjack images leave you wondering, in the best of senses: wait, what did I just see? Rated: 4/5 Oct 7, 2021 Full Review Kent M. Wilhelm Tilt Magazine Hypnotizes with arresting imagery and unpredictable character interactions, taking its audience on an enigmatic and atmospheric exploration into capitalism, climate change, and spirituality. Jul 24, 2023 Full Review Giuseppe Sedia Kino Mania Story-wise, Never Gonna Snow Again (...) is a healing journey much like Body/Ciało (2015). The snow falling on the characters in the finale has the same cathartic power of the frogs falling from the sky in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999). Rated: 4/5 Jul 20, 2023 Full Review Yasser Medina Cinefilia It examines, with a layer of magical realism and visual allegories, the socio-political condition of the Ukrainian immigrant, but I don't think even Alec Utgoff's solid effort prevents it from slowly falling like a flake of snow. [Full review in Spanish] Rated: 6/10 Dec 27, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer's hands heal, and Zhenia's eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods. The latest from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) and her longtime collaborator Michal Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor.
      Director
      Małgorzata Szumowska
      Screenwriter
      Małgorzata Szumowska, Michal Englert
      Distributor
      Kino Lorber
      Production Co
      DI Factory , Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Match Factory Productions, Amsterdam Post Lab, Cinecopro Award , Arte, Lava Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Polsko-Niemiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Kino Swiat
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Polish
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 30, 2021, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jul 30, 2021
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $15.3K
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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