Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
February 5 – 16
Organized by Martin Scorsese’s non-profit organization The Film Foundation, this essential selection—curated by Scorsese himself—features films from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957–1987. Each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored into newly subtitled DCPs.
Read more about the films in Film Comment's rep diary on the series.
Stop by the Furman Gallery to check out an exhibit of Polish movie posters by Posteritati.
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In This Series
Director Krzysztof Zanussi in person on February 5!
The shallowness and cynicism of the academic milieu and the hypocrisy of idealism are depicted in the relationship between a young linguist and a diabolical associate professor. A universal story by one of the most renowned contemporary Polish directors.Read more »
Wednesday, February 056:00pm
Friday, February 077:30pm
Kieślowski explores the autonomy of human choices by presenting three alternative versions of the life of 20 year old Witek, whose whole future depends on whether he can catch a train.Read more »
Friday, February 149:30pm
Sunday, February 162:00pm
A young man who dreams of climbing the Himalayas finds himself compromising his ideals when he takes a job at an international trade company in Zanussi’s award-winning Cannes hit.Read more »
Tuesday, February 119:15pm
Saturday, February 159:00pm
A young provincial man comes to the capital to study physics and must tackle life’s universal questions in this philosophical essay comprising animation, experimental methods and documentary footage.Read more »
Friday, February 072:30pm
Thursday, February 136:30pm
A young, virtuous exorcist is sent to a mysterious monastery inhabited by beautiful nuns who are said to be possessed by demons in this thrilling and philosophical portrait of human vice.Read more »
Saturday, February 089:00pm
Tuesday, February 117:00pm
Based on one of the greatest works of world literature, a mountain-crossing turns into a sequence of supernatural and frightful events for the skeptical Alphonse van Worden.Read more »