The Word (2014)
aka Obietnica
First screened in October 2014
Director: Anna Kazejak-Dawid. Cast: Eliza Rycembel, Mateusz Więcławek, Magdalena Popławska, Andrzej Chyra, Dawid Ogrodnik, Nikodem Rozbicki, Sara Sobania, Jowita Miondlikowska, Bartlomiej Topa, Maciej Cempura, Luxuria Astaroth. Screenplay: Anna Kazejak-Dawid and Magnus von Horn.

Twitter Capsule: Scorned-teen suspenser paints richer portrait of feminine malice than Gone Girl, but it builds less than I'd hoped.

VOR:   Puts itself over via the actors' commitment and first half's nervy, Menges-ish lensing, but aside from mounting alarm about Our Kids (and Their Media), I wouldn't call this innovative.

Photo © 2014 Opus Film/SF Film Production/Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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