In collaboration with the Institute of Sociology and Cognitive Science of the University of Białystok we would like to present images that in an innovative and original way show the condition of contemporary societies and indicate the directions, which we follow. In addition to screenings, we invite viewers to participate in discussions or meetings with creators. We want the end of the movie to be the beginning of something bigger every time.
Sociofilm: Our Little Poland + Q&A with director Matej Bobrik
February 19th, 2020, 6:15 PM
Forum cinema, 5 Legionowa Street
tickets: 12 PLN, available at the Forum cinema’s box office (5 Legionowa Street), Ludwik Zamenhof Center’s box office (19 Warszawska Street) and on bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
Every year a group of a dozen or so Japanese students decide to sign up for Polish Language and Culture Studies at the University of Tokyo. One of the compulsory tasks for second-year students is to stage a play in Polish. The documentary is not only about learning the Polish language and the word kiełbasa being hard to pronounce. It also observes how young people imagine adult life and how their projections clash with reality. Matej Bobrik’s film has the bittersweet taste of growing up.
Film director and writer from Slovakia, born in Prague in 1982. He graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź. His student film “Where the Sun Doesn’t Rush” (2009) was shown at international film festivals such as the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, DOK Leipzig and Visions du Réel in Nyon. His debut film “The Visit” (2013) had its premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and won the Silver Eye award at the Jihlava festival. He has participated in the DOK Pro documentary course at the Wajda Studio. He currently lives in Warsaw. “Our Little Poland” is his first feature-length documentary.