Fisheye

Fisheye

Directed by Michal Szczesniak
Poland | 2020 | Narrative
97 minutes | Polish
Available Nov. 5-22
Available in the U.S.

In this unsettling and hypnotic Polish thriller, young scientist Anna Waterman (Julia Kijowska) is kidnapped after making a scientific breakthrough in a research project. Kept a prisoner, she’s held in isolation, with her captor communicating only through a speaker in the ceiling of her modest cell. Compounding her distress, Anna is horrified to discover that her prison is adjacent to her own apartment. Through a fisheye lens in the wall, she can see her partner, family members, and friends discuss her disappearance in vivid and sometimes awkward detail, which slowly begins to erode her sanity. While in captivity, Anna also learns uncomfortable new details about her life, and she’s ultimately required to solve a mystery from her past to break free.