[event] Watch & Talk Polish Cinema // The Last Day of Summer (1958)

FKA’s Watch and Talk Polish Cinema is a unique opportunity to see and discuss classic Polish cinema in English language. This time, we’re screening the „The Last Day of Summer” by Tadeusz Konwicki, arguably one of the most versalite and eminent Polish artists of the 20th century.

 

 

Each essential milestone of Polish cinematography will be screened with subtitles and preceded with a short lecture that will provide the audience with a chance to explore the background of the piece. Moreover, screenings will be followed with discussions in English, allowing the audience to share their impressions.

We want to dig into lore decades of marvelous filmmaking, showing works of universally acclaimed filmmakers such as Roman Polański, Krzysztof Kieślowski and Andrzej Żuławski while also introducing you to hidden gems and significant modern masterpieces. Last but not least, it will be a fantastic opportunity to meet and interact with other English-speaking film lovers. We invite all foreign visitors, Erasmus students and locals who want to engage in this exciting project. Join us at the charming Kino Pałacowe for the inexpesive price of 11zł!

Host: Max Nałęcz

Tickets will be availble at CK Zamek’s box office and online (link coming soon).

In some ironic way, we’ll celebrate one of the first spring days by screening and discussing a movie that takes place during a final vacation day of two people. „The Last Day of Summer” features only two charactes, whose brief relationship serves as a document of human vulnerability. Tadeusz Konwicki, a prolific filmaker, novelist and screenwriter, creates one of the most intense studies of human nature in Polish cinema; and he does it using most minimalistic measures in this austere, intimate movie. „The Last Day of Summer” remains one of the most mesmerizing pieces in the history of Polish cinema, globally celebrated at the time of its release (winning the Grand Prix at the 1958 Venice Film Festival) and still recognized by current audiences and critics, including director Martin Scorsese who cinsiders the movie a masterpiece of cinema.

The Last Day of Summer (1958)

original title: Ostatni Dzień Lata
Directed by Tadeusz Konwicki
Cast: Jan Machulski, Irena Laskowska
Running Time: 66 min.

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