Has’s first film after a decade-long filmmaking ban (for submitting The Hourglass Sanatorium to Cannes without permission from the Polish government), An Uneventful Story was initially planned as the follow-up to The Saragossa Manuscript before Polish censors rejected his proposal. Returning to the smaller-scale storytelling of Has’s earlier films and working from a story by Anton Chekhov, this intimate yet kaleidoscopic film follows an aging medical professor as he looks back on the events of his life, ruminating on its myriad frustrations and lingering regrets.