27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
THE BALCONY MOVIE
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The director spends entire days on his balcony, from where he films events on the sidewalk. He calls down to passers-by and tries to engage them in conversation – about their everyday worries, about religion, art and the meaning of life. All along, he is trying to find, from among them, the main protagonist for his film. In their rush, some of the strangers refuse to stop. Others are embarrassed in front of the camera, but in some people the camera awakens a desire to show off or to engage in philosophical monologues. The diverse lives and views of his subjects offer a look at the contemporary state of Polish society while the interviews provide the film’s protagonists with an almost therapeutic catharsis.
„I’m pleased I had the courage to speak to you at all. I thought I wouldn’t be able to cope with the stress.“ (From the film.)
The Polish Institute in Prague is the partner of the 25th Ji.hlava IDFF.
biographyPaweł Łoziński (1965) is a Polish documentary filmmaker and member of the Polish Film Academy. He studied directing and television production at the Lodz Film School and gained his first experiences as an assistant for his father, the director Marcel Łoziński. Paweł as directed a number of award-winning short and feature-length documentaries.
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|producer:||n/a n/a, Paweł Łoziński, Agnieszka Mankiewicz|
|sound design:||Paweł Łoziński, POSTPRODUKCJA FRANCISZEK KOZŁOWSKI UCHO STUDIO|