After two adaptations, with the 1982 version considered a Christmastime classic for Polish families, Forgotten Love can seem like a redundant take on the iconic Polish novel. With twenty more minutes, it seems like the new Netflix adaptation could only improve its take through better production design, and sure, it certainly delivers that pre-war aesthetic through period-accurate costumes, props, and sets. However, Forgotten Love takes a more streamlined approach to the novel’s plot, through changing certain character choices. Without spoiling too much, some choices paint certain characters in a better light, while other changes prove to add an entertaining twist, such as the humorous way the villagers defend Kosiba. Znachor takes the 1937 story into the present, bringing a new generation through the emotional journey of the cherished Polish tale.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Actor: Anna Szymańczyk, Artur Barciś, Ignacy Liss, Izabela Kuna, Jarosław Gruda, Leszek Lichota, Małgorzata Mikołajczak, Maria Kowalska, Mirosław Haniszewski, Paweł Tomaszewski, Robert Gonera, Sławomir Holland, Stanisław Brudny
Director: Michał Gazda