European Union Film Festival 2022
Screening Dates
  • November 26, 2022 6:30

“[I Never Cry] might begin with a physical burst of frustration, but it ends with an emotional rupture that proves especially moving … This is an enjoyable rollercoaster of absurdities and poignancy, and a marvellous showcase for Stafiej’s talent.”

Phuong Le, The Guardian

Ola is 17 and faces the usual trials of teenage life, like her driving test, which she has repeatedly failed. Suddenly, after receiving the news that her estranged father, a migrant worker on the docks of Dublin, has died in a work accident, Ola must embark on a lonely odyssey from Poland to Ireland to retrieve his body and—importantly for her impoverished family—her share of whatever money the man has left behind. Throughout this journey to a foreign land, Ola not only navigates her way through the thickets of Irish bureaucracy, but also, by talking with her father’s co-workers, begins to get a fuller picture of who her father really was. In this difficult but often gentle and even amusing process, her harsh, sarcastic personality begins to soften. Brimming with rage and intelligence, sadness and joy, Zofia Stafiej as Ola is unforgettable. In Polish, English, and Romanian with English subtitles.

A moving drama, filled with black humour and empathy, that would make Ken Loach proud.” Ola Salwa, Cineuropa

To stream this film:
Click on the Streaming” cloud icon above.
This will take you to the virtual platform where you can watch the film.
Purchase a ticket for $12 (plus tax) or purchase a multi-film pass (details below).
Each film will be live” online for 48 hours. Once you start watching, you have 24 hours to finish the film.
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You can also contact EUFF directly by emailing info@​euffonline.​ca.

This film is avail­able to stream in Cana­da only.

Five Virtual Film Bundle: $50 (plus tax)
Online Festival Pass: $100 (plus tax)

Please note: Tickets to in-person screenings do not include access to online EUFF offerings, nor vice versa.