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Manifestujemy co tydzień

Occidental, dir. Neïl Beloufa│ „Politycy potrzebują przybyszów z zewnątrz, żeby nie zajmować się poważniejszymi problemami. I tak przecież nie umieją im zaradzić” – mówi Neïl Beloufa, autor „Occidental” pokazywanego na festiwalu filmowym w Berlinie. Francuski reżyser odwołał się w nim do mechanizmów stereotypu, reakcji na obcego i uprzedzeń, które pozwalają ludziom wyciągać broń szybciej niż… Read more »

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A kiss is not enough in

Call Me by Your Name, dir. Luca Guadagnino│ Summertime, somewhere in Northern Italy. The sun is high and apricots are ripe. The elderly cook is back to make her freshest meals, mom is reading, dad researching his Greek statues. The days are long for 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and spent listening to and transcribing classical… Read more »

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The Sadness

A Quiet Passion, dir. Terence Davies │ ‘You’ve got a life. I’ve got a routine’ replies Emily to her sister-in-law as they sit together in the living room, in the middle of the night. It is at this time of day that Emily finds the peace and quiet she needs to write her poetry, and… Read more »

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Wielkie nadzieje

United States of Love, dir. Tomasz Wasilewski │Na martwej twarzy Agaty trudno dostrzec cień nadziei i radości wynikających z upadku komunizmu. Wiecznie naburmuszona, wycofana, kuląca się w sobie kobieta sprawia wrażenie, jakby każdemu jej dniu towarzyszyło niezwykłe rozczarowanie. Poprzedni system upadł, granice się otworzyły, zachodnie dobra napłynęły, marzenia o własnym samochodzie stały się jakby bardziej… Read more »

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Road to Adulthood

Being 17, dir. André Téchiné│ Adolescence is a time of discoveries, challenges and choices, often too numerous and too complex for a film to do them justice. Yet every once in a while, a filmmaker comes along and manages to trace, with compassion and understanding, the connections between the hesitations and outbursts that make youth… Read more »

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Sensibility without Weakness

Indignation, dir. James Schamus│James Schamus is an important name in the cinema world. The renowned producer and occasional screenwriter has left his mark on countless movies since the 1990s. However, never before Indignation had he tried his hand at directing, and the results are marked by this combination of acquired experience and first-time tentativeness.

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Fantasy will save us?

Boris without Béatrice, dir. Denis Côté│Cinema has proven to be an appropriate platform for the exploration of human vanity. A director can indeed use the camera as a simple tool for observation, exposing in plain sight the behaviours of characters, without the distractions of the context, of their past or of their own self-justifications. In… Read more »

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Ta pierwsza wiosna

Zud, dir. Marta Minorowicz│„Szukałam tematu, który byłby na tyle mocno osadzony w przyrodzie, aby czynić z niej autonomicznego bohatera” – mówi Marta Minorowicz, autorka „Zud” pokazywanego w sekcji Generation Kplus tegorocznego festiwalu filmowego w Berlinie.

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The Other End of The Spectrum of Life

L’Avenir, dir. Mia Hansen-Løve│When we first see Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert) in Mia Hansen-Løve’s new film L’Avenir, a cloudy and cold sea surrounds her as she sits in a boat in Brittany. Cosily enveloped in the mist, she attentively corrects a philosophy paper while her family looks at the scenery on the deck. As soon as… Read more »