Block. Film

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Large panel housing estates are an integral part of Polish reality – they have always stirred intense, often contradictory feelings.

Polish films, especially feature films, mirror the emotions of the residents of blocks of flats. They depict reality and the changing public feelings, taking us from the reconstruction of Poland after the war and the hopeful period in the 1940s and 50s through the yearning and anticipation for your own flat in the 1960s, the later sense of unfulfillment, disappointment, alienation, powerlessness but also irony and surrealistic humour of the 1970s and 1980s and the paradoxes of the 90s, new hope juxtaposed against a sense of alienation and finally, today’s affection for large panel blocks.

The protagonists-guides for this episode are: Maja Komorowska, Krzysztof Zanussi, Robert Gliński, Jerzy Gruza, Bodo Kox, Jerzy Bończak, Teresa Czepiec and film critics: Dorota Chrobak, Kaja Klimek, Łukasz Maciejewski, Jakub Majmurek and Michał Oleszczyk.

When: 20 December 2018 (Thursday), 18.00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a, auditorium – 2nd floor