Also known as Lydia Ate the Apple, Has’s second feature—co-written with Stanisław Dygat, who penned the film’s source novel—chronicles a budding, doomed romance between a bourgeois student and a world-weary barmaid in prewar Poland. Social forces and the winds of war seem poised to keep the lovers apart, but Has contemplates the possibility of redemptive love in a time of violent upheaval.

 Screening with:
Centralized Control of Production Flow – Sugar
Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1951, Poland, 12m
This short documentary fascinatingly depicts a seldom-captured but economically fundamental process: the production and distribution of sugar.