Marczewski’s fantasy comedy is set just before the collapse of Poland’s communist regime and stars Janusz Gajos as a tired and lonely provincial film censor. In a surreal twist, actors in a film start to protest against the mediocrity of the work and rebel by living their own lives within the film’s narrative, speaking to the viewer directly from the screen. Rich with allusions to Woody Allen’s The Purple
Rose of Cairo and Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, Marczewski’s film is an enthusiastic manifesto for freedom – of the artist, of art and of the human being.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Wojciech Marczewski.