'Fugue' Trailer: 'The Lure' Director's New Thriller About An Amnesiac Who Doesn't Want Her Old Life

We’ve been excited about “Fugue” ever since we’ve learned about the new film from Polish filmmaker Agnieszka Smoczyńska. For those that don’t know who Smoczyńska is, you should. She is the director of one of the most interesting musicals in recent times. No, we’re not talking about “La La Land” or “The Greatest Showman.” Smoczyńska directed “The Lure,” which is a horror musical about man-eating mermaids (read our glowing review). And now she’s back with a thriller that looks incredible.

In the first trailer for “Fugue,” we are presented with an interesting dilemma. Alicja wakes up with no memory of her past and manages to build an entirely new identity for herself. However, her life is thrown into chaos when her past life catches up with her and she begins to remember bits and pieces of things about that time. The film looks beautiful, which is no surprise considering the filmmaker behind the camera, but it also has such an interesting concept, that we’re excited to see it.

Here’s the official synopsis for the film:

Alicja has no memory and no knowledge about how she lost it. In two years, she manages to build a new, independent self, away from home. She doesn’t want to remember the past. So, when her family finds her, she is forced to fit into the roles of a mother, daughter and wife, surrounded by what seem to be complete strangers. What remains once you forget you loved someone? Is it necessary to remember the emotion of love in order to feel happiness?

“Fugue” is making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival during Critics’ Week. After that, we’re not sure exactly when the film will make it to the U.S. “The Lure” took a while to make it over here, but when it did, it managed to get enough buzz that the Criterion Collection put it out. So, we’re hoping to see a U.S. debut for the film sooner than later.