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Polish Cinema for Beginners – “Noose”, directed by Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1957


Directed by: Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1957, 96’
city: Wrocław
guest: Monika Talarczyk (film theorist)
13.04 (Thursday), 19.00 Kino Nowe Horyzonty

Kuba (Gustaw Holoubek) is an alcoholic, trying to turn his life around. Krystyna (Aleksandra Śląska) is helping him fight his addiction and is meant to take him to a rehab. The only thing that Kuba needs to do is wait for Krystyna to come back from work. It’s not easy for him to sit in the apartment on his own, where the phone is constantly ringing and he has a splitting headache. So he goes out… Based on a story by Marek Hłaska, filmed in Ołbin in Wrocław, the film captures the ghostly city after the war with Maczysław Jahoda’s shots compared in style to the German expressionism. A classic of Polish Film School, one of the most important films of the 50’s that gives you a glimpse into the work of one of the best Polish directors – Wojciech Jerzy Has.


Michał Mroczkowski
Wrocławska Fundacja Filmowa
ul.Kościuszki 35 A/1 piętro , 50-011 Wrocław