A Woman Alone has been digitally restored by Di Factory with the support of the Polish Film Institute. This restoration has added approximately 5 minutes of material which had previously been removed by censorship. This was possible thanks to Polish Television and the Polish National Digital Archives where the original pieces of film were stored in very good condition. Di Factory was able to scan these pieces of negative in 4K and then restore them. Interestingly, the 35mm magnetic sound tape had the full sound recorded on it and during the restoration process the amount of missing frames (removed by censors) were matched to the soundtrack which was complete. This is the first time that the restored version is being screened.
Banned in cinemas when martial law was proclaimed in Poland, this film gathered its reputation through clandestine screenings.
Followed by a Q&A with director Agnieszka Holland.