Smoktunovsky) is a well-off composer in a creative slump -
when he meets Dorotea (Vania
Tzvetkova), a pretty and pretty eccentric young woman who
has a very individual philosophy and claims she has parapsychological and
paranormal gifts. He lets her stay with him, even though at first there is
nothing sexual in their relationship. Eventually, Antoni learns that she
has actually stayed at a mental institution for some time, and everything
she tells about her past would suggest that her paranormal abilities exist
only in her imagination - yet rather than listen to the voice of reason or
to what even his friends tell him, Antoni lets her drag him into her fantasy
world - which causes a creative surge he has been waiting for for years.
Eventually, Dorotea claims that she can fly, and she is actually able to
demonstrate it to Antoni, after which the couple has sex for the first
Antoni goes on a short trip shortly thereafter, and when he
returns, he finds her dead. She has thrown herself off the roof of his
appartment building (trying to fly perhaps?), and her death is ruled a suicide ... something Antoni
cannot come to terms with.
Supernatural love story that is just
too harmless to really generate much interest and too stuffed with
dialogue to really entertain. Now the film could have been interesting
juxtaposing Dorotea's fantasy world with her violent past, but as it is it
simply lacks the teeth to milk its promising premise to its full
potential, which results in a merely moderately interesting, moderately
entertaining piece of cinema.