Illusion (2022) Kinoteka 2023 Movie Review


Illusion – Kinoteka 2023 Movie Review

Director: Marta Minorowicz

Writer: Piotr Borkowski, Marta Minorowicz (Screenplay)


Plot: Months after the disappearance, the mother of a missing daughter begins her own increasingly irrational investigation. Sometimes she plays along with reality, other times she questions it. Those experiences strengthen her observation capability, which ultimately leads to a moment of pure perception which goes beyond a miracle.

Runtime: 1 Hour 29 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Illusion starts as Hanna (Buzek) and her husband Piotr (Czarnik) are struggling with the disappearance of their daughter. The couple get calls about potential clues about their daughter’s whereabouts. However, Piotr has become closed off about the chances to find her. On the other hand, Hanna is willing to explore every potential outcome.

Hanna continues to search for answers, meeting people that might have more answers. She turns to psychics and mediums, anything in search of answers. This starts to take a toll on her relationship with Piotr, but how much can she give up for the truth?

Verdict on Illusion

Illusion is a drama following a mother desperate for answers about her missing daughter. It sees her searching for answers and seeing her marriage becoming more difficult. This sees her struggling with reality as she doesn’t know what to do until she gets an answer.

The movie is a powerful reflection of not knowing the truth and how uncertainty can cause lasting effects. It shows how desperate the mother has become and how helpless she is to get them. Agata Buzek is brilliant in the leading role of the movie, playing the mother that feels like she has lost everything.

Where to Watch: Illusion is showing at Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2023 on the 24th of March 2023. You can get tickets here.

Final Thoughts Illusion is a powerful drama filled with uncertainty.

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