The killing fields | Miasto Movie

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The British director Roland Joffe has gone down in the history of cinema predominantly thanks to two pictures. One of them is the famous “Mission” and the other, the equally famous “The Killing Fields”. We will end March in Miasto Movie with this film. This winner of 3 Oscars is a chilling tale set in 1970s Cambodia during the civil war, seen from the perspective of war correspondents. New York Times reporter Sydney (Sam Waterson) and his friend Al (John Malkovich) report on the gory conflict  with the help of Dith Pran, a local journalist and translator (in this role the excellent Haigh S.Ngor). When the brigades of red Khmer take over and Cambodia becomes consumed by the fire of the revolution, Pran is sent to a labour camp. Western media correspondents in turn face the threat of being deported, but they do not stop trying to save his friend. A great example of a period cinema which tries to deal with the past, with phenomenal photography by Chris Menges and memorable music by Mike Oldfield.

When: 27 March 2019, 19.00
Where: Workshops of Culture in Lublin, Grodzka 5a – auditorium, 2nd floor

Free admission

March 2019 programme: 

  • 6 March 2019,  19.00 –  The Passenger, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, runtime 119’, 1975
  • 13 March 2019, 19.00 – Spotlight, dir. Tom McCarthy, runtime 128’, 2015
  • 20 March 2019, 19.00 – State of play, dir. Kevin Macdonald, runtime 127’, 2009
  • 27 March 2019, 19.00 – The killing fields, dir. Roland Joffe, runtime 141’, 1984