The Fugue (pre-production)

by Agnieszka Smoczynska



The Fugue is about the social taboo concerning motherhood and that women are socially pressured to accept this role without hesitation, without second thoughts, as if having the biological capacity of giving birth equaled the willingness to be a mother for every woman.

What if it isn’t always the case?

What if a woman had the possibility to forget about giving birth, having a child? Would she choose it again?


Poland / Czech Republic – in pre-production

written by

Agnieszka Smoczynska

Produced by

Agnieszka Kurzydlo – MD4

Co-produced by

Axman Production

Zentropa International Poland


Agnieszka Smoczyńska graduated Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television University of Silesia in Katowice, Wajda School and Cultural Studies at University of Wrocław. She received a scholarship from The Minister of Culture and National Heritage for outstanding artistic achievements. She is also a winner of „My Talent for Poland”, together with being awarded with the Golden Pen by the President of Poland. Her short feature films: Aria Diva, 3 love and The Hat were awarded at numerous festivals in Poland and abroad.

The World Premiere of her feature-length debut The Lure took place in Sundance Film Festival – World Cinema Dramatic Competition where it received Special Jury Award for Unique Vision and Design.

After Sundance 2016, The Lure has been included in the festivals such as: Sofia FF, Vilnius FF, Nashville FF, Seattle IFF, Sydney FF, Brussels EFF, Edinburgh IFF, East End IFF, Moscow IFF, Karlovy Vary IFF, Neuchatel IFFF, Fantasia IFF, New Zealand IFF, Melbourne IFF, Fantastic Fest, Toronto After Dark FF, Stockholm IFF, AFI Fest, and finally released in theatrically in the US on 1sr February 2017.

Agnieszka Smoczyńska has recently received Sundance Institute Global Filmmaking Awards for her next project.