CAMOUFLAGE [Barwy ochronne]
An ironical and absurd comedy set at a university summer school camp. The shallowness and cynicism of the academic milieu becomes apparent through the relationship between a young linguistics professor, Jaroslaw, and his diabolical senior colleague, Jakub. “All people are conformists just like you and I,” exclaims the latter, protesting against the liberal teaching approach of Jaroslaw. Krzysztof Zanussi presents the deeply troubling premise of academic conformity with witty humor. The film won three top awards at the 1977 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, even as it was summarily banned by the Polish government.
DIR/SCR Krzysztof Zanussi. Poland, 1977, color, 100 min, DCP. NOT RATED
Part of Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema. Co-presented with the National Gallery of Art.
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