Memory and guilt intertwine and drive a young drifter to hide out amid a desolate, oneiric landscape in Has’s fifth feature. Synthesizing aspects of the western and the film noir, Gold Dreams follows a man who flees from a road accident in which he might have killed another man. After heading out on the lam, his wanderings bring him to a remote mining outpost populated by men desperate to strike it rich and thereby forge new identities for themselves.

Screening with:
First Harvest
Wojciech Jerzy Has and Jan Zelnik, 1950, Poland, 21m
This documentary short captures the day-to-day of a Polish agricultural cooperative.