|Richard Brzostek - 09/09/2008
"Follies of Miss Eva" (Szalenstwa Panny Ewy) takes us back to 1932, a time period that befits the story. When Eva's father must go to China for work, her father warns her not to makes follies while he is gone. But Eva Tyszowska (Dorota Grzelak) can't help being curious and finds her way to misadventures.
Eva is a 15-year-old girl that is full of spirit. She lives in a colorful world as her imagination makes the world more interesting. You can witness her imagination in the exaggerated stories she tells others. Although she is young, she is full of courage and braver than most of the adults she meets. It is hard not to like Eva because she is nearly always smiling and has a great personality.
Eva resolves the problems around her, which most of the time end up working out without causing more problems. She helps others resolve their debt, achieve their dreams, and even acts as matchmaker so others can be happy. There is something magical about Eva and she will charm you with the way she acts.
"Follies of Miss Eva" is based on the story by Kornel Makuszynski. Several of Makuszynski's stories were made into films includng "Awantura o Basie" and "Szatan z Siodmej Klasy." Makuszynski is also renoun for helping to create Koziolek Matolek, one of Poland's first comic books in 1933 about a Billy-Goat.
One could say that "Follies of Miss Eva" is for children but it is really a family film. It is a delightful story filled with humor. "Follies of Miss Eva" has appeal for all ages and is one that is great to watch with the whole family.
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