Amateurs, Dreamers and Debutants | Movie Marathon for the Opening of NInA
SAT 30 / 05 / 2015
22:00 – 03:00
A reference to the re-opening of NInA, the title of the movie marathon reflects the nature of the institute’s audience and co-creators: people driven by their passion for observation and reflecting on how it is that we learn about the world.
Workshop Exercises, dir. Marcel Łoziński, 1986, 13 min
A classic Polish documentary that presents two versions of the same street survey, unveiling the manipulative techniques used in the media.
No Matter How Hard We Tried, dir. Grzegorz Jarzyna, 2014, 70 min
An adaptation of the play by Dorota Masłowska. Full of quick-fire, grotesque dialog, the film is a story about the transformation of Polish society, represented here by three generations of women.
The 128th Rat, dir. Jakub Pączek, 2013, 30 min
W witty dark comedy in which a frustrated theology student wages war against the world around him.
21 Days, dir. Damian Kocur, 2013, 22 min
The story of a shy, friendly Warsaw bus driver who dreams of learning how to talk to women.
It’s Only a Dream, dir. Jakub Michnikowski, 2014, 23 min
A film about an elderly man who lives in a dilapidated wooden manor house on the outskirts of Łódź.
Digging to Heaven, dir. Maciej Lorenc, 2013, 6 min
A five-minute-long digital animated fairy tale about a mole who will stop at nothing to get to heaven.
Polish Film Chronicle nr 33: Jarocin Festival, dir. Julian Pakuła, 1991, 10 min
This episode of the Polish Film Chronicle presents the young people attending punk concerts at the Jarocin Festival in 1991.
Camera Buff, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1979, 117 min
The final feature of the evening is a film about the power and risk that comes with the fresh perspective of an amateur, dreamer and debutant who looks out at the world through the lens of a camera, and the hidden conflicts that emerge from under the surface of everyday life. This film has been digitally reconstructed by NInA.