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April 8—15, 2024

Warsaw

Voice from Another World


A Voice from the Outer World is a fascinating time capsule, transporting us to the fringes of the Polish Film School – this gem definitely deserves to be rediscovered. In the early 1960s, Poland was home not only to a new generation of directors, but also outstanding cinematographers, including the largely forgotten Władysław Forbert. Boasting an unmistakable funereal/antique cabinet atmosphere, his cinematography complements the ambiguous tale of a pair of Kraków crooks receiving or making home visits to see patients in their pre-war homes. Kazimierz Rudzki, known from the TV series Civil War, creates the creepy but also surprisingly empathetic character of Dr Aksamitowski: a poker-faced fraudster and con artist who seems to come to believe in his own miraculous powers. Women in need  (Danuta Szaflarska, Tatiana Czechowska and Marta Lipińska) seek his help which the doctor offers with the support of a pretend medium played by the award-winning Wanda Łuczycka. At Timeless, we ask: how come a great film with such a stellar cast has never made it into the Polish cinematic canon? Come and see for yourself!

Sebastian Smoliński

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DATE

April 10, 2024

TIME

10:30 AM

VENUE

Kino Muranów Gerard

COPY / OTHERS

DATE

April 13, 2024

TIME

9:30 AM

VENUE

Kino Atlantic A

COPY / OTHERS

ENGLISH TITLE

Voice from Another World

ORIGINAL TITLE

Głos z tamtego świata

LANGUAGE

Polish

SUBTITLES

English

SECTION

DIRECTOR

DURATION

113 min

YEAR

1962

COUNTRY

SALES

WFDiF

TRIGGER WARNING

???

PRODUCER

Konstanty Lemkowicz

PRODUCTION

Zespół Filmowy Rytm

CAST

Kazimierz Rudzki, Wanda Łuczycka, Tatiana Czechowska, Danuta Szaflarska, Krystyna Feldman

SCREENPLAY

Kornel Filipowicz, Tadeusz Różewicz

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Stanisław Loth (black&white)

EDITING

Czesław Raniszewski

SCORE

Wojciech Kilar, Jerzy Matuszkiewicz

COSTUME DESIGN

Marian Kołodziej

ART DIRECTION

Felicja Blaszyńska, Władysław Matusiak, Tadeusz Wybult

DECADE

AWARDS

Prize for best actress (Wanda Łuczycka) at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival

EDITION