Nina review – deeply silly softcore lesbian drama

Olga Chajdas’s story of a couple seducing a surrogate is a preposterous exercise in erotic intensity

First-time Polish film-maker Olga Chajdas gives us a movie acted and shot with confidence. But no amount of confidence can disguise how deeply silly this adventure in softcore lesbian sexiness is in terms of credible drama and human motivation – a silliness that escalates into something a little crass.

Nina (Julia Kijowska) and Wojtek (Andrzej Konopka) are a thirtysomething couple, a schoolteacher and a garage owner, who are supposedly desperate for a baby. They’ve tried fertility treatment and surrogacy, and nothing works. Then they come across Magda (Eliza Rycembel), a young gay woman who works in airport security, and who is initially shown having a frisson while frisking a female passenger – because, of course, that obviously happens with gay security officials at airports.
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