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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

Scream


A Warsaw odyssey by one of the most important Polish female directors. Barbara Sass portrays a woman’s frustration and hopelessness which resonate with the capital’s shady corners, seen by the main protagonist as dark, hostile labyrinths. Marianna is freshly out of jail; she lives in the Praga district and gets a job in a luxurious rest-home. There she meets Marek who helps her see a brighter future for herself, but also starts to understand how unevenly privilege is distributed. Even though her case is lost, she fights desperately and makes risky choices: she enters an unequal relationship with a wealthy tenant of the facility, she regularly goes back to her toxic home and falls victim to old habits. Dorota Stalińska’s daring role – she’s feisty and doesn’t let herself be pushed around – allows this ‘low-life’ character to stand tall, although disappointed and filled with false hope. Sass’s feminist film is a loud scream that cannot be silenced.

Patrycja Mucha

Barbara Sass (1936–2015) was a Polish director and screenwriter. She started out by making short television films. Her first full-length film Without Love won the award for best debut at the Polish Film Festival in Gdańsk in 1980. All her films (apart from Caged, 1987) depict women. Presented against a background of various centuries they create a universal and distinct voice in women’s cinema, which is something of a rarity in Poland.

partner of the screening

partner of the screening

DATE

April 11, 2024

TIME

1:00 PM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic C

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 14, 2024

TIME

8:00 PM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic A

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

Scream

ORIGINAL TITLE

Krzyk

LANGUAGE

Polish

SUBTITLES

English

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

88 min

YEAR

1982

COUNTRY

SALES

WFDiF

TRIGGER WARNING

???

PRODUCER

Ryszard Straszewski

PRODUCTION

Zespół Filmowy Kadr

CAST

Dorota Stalińska, Stanisław Igar, Krzysztof Pieczyński, Iga Cembrzyńska, Anna Romantowska

SCREENPLAY

Barbara Sass

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Wiesław Zdort (colour)

EDITING

Maria Orłowska

SCORE

Wojciech Trzciński

COSTUME DESIGN

Jolanta Jackowska

ART DIRECTION

Jerzy Sajko

DECADE

AWARDS

The Journalists’ Award (Gdańsk Film Festival)

EDITION