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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

The Edge of the World


Powell’s baptism of fire and breakthrough film. After many low budget stories supported by the British industry as part of competing against Hollywood dominance, the director finally got to realize his dream scenario. Powell became fascinated by the Scottish islands, which were losing their inhabitants and becoming deserted due to difficult natural conditions. The crew went to the faraway island of Foula (called Hirta in the film) in the Shetland archipelago, where over four summer months they shot footage that reflected the beauty and the horror of the island with its terrifying high cliffs. In this simple story about an unsolvable dilemma – whether to let go of the old model of life or stay in a place outside of civilization – both professional actors and inhabitants of the island are very convincing in their roles. The Edge of the World, which brings to mind the work of documentary filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty, transports us to a landscape where people are only an adjunct to the rocks, grasslands and ocean winds.

Sebastian Smoliński

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DATE

April 8, 2024

TIME

3:30 PM

VENUE

Kino Muranów Gerard

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 14, 2024

TIME

10:00 AM

VENUE

Kino Iluzjon Stolica

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

The Edge of the World

ORIGINAL TITLE

The Edge of the World

LANGUAGE

English

SUBTITLES

Polish

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

76 min

YEAR

1937

COUNTRY

SALES

British Film Institute

TRIGGER WARNING

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PRODUCER

Joe Rock

CAST

Niall MacGinnis, Belle Chrystall, John Laurie, Finlay Currie

SCREENPLAY

Michael Powell

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Monty Berman, Skeets Kelly, Ernest Palmer (black&white)

EDITING

Derek Twist

SCORE

Lambert Williamson

DECADE

EDITION