RED SPIDER, THE (2015)
1960s Poland: a murderer stalks Krakow. Medical student Karol Kremer (Filip Pławiak) develops a fascination with a serial killer the press dubs "the Red Spider," so much so that he unmasks the killer himself. But instead of handing him over to the police, the admiring young man becomes a sort of accomplice, eventually assuming his identity and responsibility for his crimes. But rather than achieving infamy, Kremer ultimately finds his dubious legacy confined to the dustbin of history, in this unnervingly clinical criminal epic from documentary-turned-narrative provocateur Marcin Koszałka. DIR/SCR Marcin Koszałka; SCR Łukasz M. Maciejewski; PROD Agnieszka Kurzydlo. Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia, 2015, color, 90 min. In Polish with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.