THE BOOK OF GREAT WISHES
The authorities of a sanitarium for elderly and bedridden
patients decide to offer shelter to some small girls who have
lost their home when their orphanage catches fire.
Seven year old Marysia tries to befriend Adam, a man at the end
of his life. Although the children have changed the atmosphere
of the home, Adam resists -in his words- this infantile euphoria.
Henryk is different -open hearted, tender and joyful. What's
more, he believes in the supernatural world of witches, ghosts
and devils. Thanks to him, Marysia sees the sad and gloomy
sanatorium as a magical place.
Although this sounds like standard fare, THE BOOK OF GREAT
WISHES is, in fact, a darkly delightful story, beautifully shot, and
filled with ghosts, sex and, of course, the redemptive power of
Happy Child (1991); The Book of Great Wishes (1998)