Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Never Gonna Snow Again

Streaming Release Date: Available now; Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Sept. 28, 2021
Price: DVD $13.29, Blu-ray $19.89
Studio: Kino Lorber

The 2020 drama Never Gonna Snow Again from writer/director Malgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name of) was Poland’s official submission to the 93rd Academy Awards.

On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, a masseur from the East named Zhenia (Alec Utgoff, Stranger Things) enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. With his hypnotic presence and quasi-magical abilities, he is able to get a residence permit and starts plying his trade. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter suburban 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 simpler times.

The latest from Szumowska, along with her longtime collaborator Michal Englert, is a tough-to-classify comedy-drama-mystery–a meditation on class, immigration, and global warming (with a few Lynchian touches of the otherworldly and moments of beauty and unexpected humor, thrown in for good measure).

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.