Polish film director Agnieszka Smoczyńska has fascinated audiences with films like The Lure and Fugue. Now, her first English-language film is in theaters. The Silent Twins tells the true story of the Gibbons twins, with a style that sets harsh reality and the beauty (and power) of imagination in contrast. So perhaps it’s no surprise that stories of fantastic heroines on fanstastic journeys has long enchanted Aga. In this episode, she talks with Jordan about her own work and life, and goes on a whirlwind tour through movies as different as Pippi Longstocking, Three Colors: Blue, The Silence of the Lambs, and Nomadland.
Then, Jordan has one quick thing you’ll want to stick around for.
With Jordan Crucchiola and Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Budding cinephiles: Here’s a list of movies and filmmakers from today’s episode…
Pippi Longstocking (1969, 1988)
Kill Bill Vol 1/Vol 2 (2003/2004)
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
The Silent Twins (2022)
The Lure (2015)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
La Strada (1954)
Jackie Brown (1997)
About the show
On Feeling Seen, writer and general enthusiast Jordan Crucchiola invites filmmakers, writers, comedians, and artists to discuss the movie characters that made them “feel seen.” It’s about that instant when a person connects to a piece of art so deeply that they see themselves reflected in it. Every week Jordan gabs it up with a guest about those magical moments when they were watching a film and realized, “That’s me!” It’s an informative, funny, and comforting show about our intimate relationship with movies, the impact they have on our lives, and how they influence our art.