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Provincial Actors | Martin Scorsese Presents

Agnieszka Holland's feature debut, one of the most mature in Polish cinema history. A story about late 1970s Poland, and what it means to be an artist.
Date
WED   06 / 04 / 2016
Hour
18:00  –  20:15
Place
National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute Wałbrzyska 3/5
02-739 Warsaw
The Promised Land room | 1st floor

This screening is part of a year-long retrospective Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema in NInA.

Provincial Actors, dir. Agnieszka Holland, 1978, 121 minutes

In a a provincial Polish theatre in the 1970s, a visiting director from Warsaw plans to stage Stanisław Wyspiański's 1903 play Liberation, with Krzysztof Malewski in the leading role of Konrad. For the talented but unfulfilled 30-year-old actor, this is the chance of a lifetime. However, as the production develops, he gradually notices that the director's avant-garde approach is trivialising the text and that everyone else is indifferent to the project. Malewski's frustration and urge to rebel is exacerbated by these professional issues overlapping with his own personal problems: in particular, his marriage to Anna, an equally unfulfilled actress in puppet theatre, is in crisis.

Subtitles

The movie will be shown with English subtitles.

Admission

Admission is free of charge and does not require registration.
Seats are limited (120). Please arrive early to ensure admission.

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