Camouflage | Martin Scorsese Presents
WED 24 / 02 / 2016
18:00 – 20:00
The Promised Land room | 1st floor
This screening is part of a year-long retrospective Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema in NInA.
Camouflage, dir. Krzysztof Zanussi, 1976, 96 minutes
An ironical and absurd comedy-drama, Camouflage transports us to a university summer school camp. The shallowness and cynicism of the academic milieu becomes apparent through the relationship between a young linguistics professor, Jaroslaw, and his diabolical senior colleague, Jakub. “All people are conformists just like you and I,” exclaims the latter, protesting against the liberal teaching approach of Jaroslaw. Renowned contemporary Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi presents the deeply troubling premise of academic conformity with witty humor mocking the status quo. Not intended as a political film, Camouflage was harshly received by the Polish government, immediately landing on the year’s list of banned films.
The movie will be shown with English subtitles.
Admission is free of charge and does not require registration.
Seats are limited (120). Please arrive early to ensure admission.