A rare breed of spunk and spirit co-mingle in the Polish film Gods (Bogowie), the biopic about professor Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in communist Poland in the 1980s. It's a winning combination destined to win over audiences and some critics. But the biopic, directed by Polish filmmaker Łukasz Palkowski--suddenly on the rise and someone to watch out for--also boasts an addictive charm that's not easily forgotten.
Clearly, this is one of the year's best foreign language films, right up there with Why Don't You Play In Hell? (from Japan), Gloria (from Chile), Strangers By The Lake (from France) and Ida (yet another Polish film).