Director: Wojciech Marczewski
Cast includes: Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski
See this film as part of our 20th anniversary - we're screening a collection of cinema-related films during October to celebrate the magic of cinema! Plus, Sunday morning screening includes a free cuppa and biscuits!
92 mins / 1990 / Poland, Subtitles

Wojciech Marczewski’s anti-totalitarian satire is a darkly comic examination of censorship which adapts the premise of Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo to late 1980s Poland.

The film centres on a provincial film censor who is horrified to discover that the actors in a trite romantic weepie are refusing to perform their roles. With shades also of Keaton’s Sherlock, Jr. and Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the film deftly combines political satire, social observation and surreal humour.

Directed by one of Poland’s leading intellectual - and much censored - filmmakers, this multi-award winning feature is a key film of the seismic political changes of 1989, and an enthusiastic manifesto for the freedom of the artist - and ultimately, of all humanity.

Sunday morning screening includes a free cuppa and biscuits!

See this film as part of our 20th anniversary - we're screening a collection of cinema-related films during October to celebrate the magic of cinema!

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