TO KILL THIS LOVE [Trzeba zabić tę miłość]
What was it like to be young at the turn of the 1970s in communist Poland? While Neil Armstrong lands on the moon, Magda and Andrzej discover love and life in a big city. They didn’t get into to the university—quotas are restricted mainly to working class families. They are young, ambitious, dream of independence and have no means of reaching their goals without entering the mean, conformist reality surrounding them. Does the end justify the means? A love story set against the harsh backdrop of the communist regime.
DIR Janusz Morgenstern; SCR Janusz Glowacki; PROD Jerzy Buchwald. Poland, 1972, color, 92 min, DCP. NOT RATED
Mon, Jun 30, 7:30
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Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
Co-presented with the National Gallery of Art
April 24-June 29
“There are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters.”
Milestone Films, in association with The Film Foundation, presents this series of feature films from some of Poland’s most accomplished and lauded filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957–1987. Curated by Martin Scorsese, each film has been digitally re-mastered and brilliantly restored to newly subtitled DCPs. The program was created and organized by Scorsese’s non-profit organization, The Film Foundation. All film notes courtesy of Milestone Films. All films in Polish with English subtitles except where noted. For information on films screening at the National Gallery of Art, visit NGA.gov.
The Polish organizers of the series are Jędrzej Sabliński of DI Factory, and Jacek Sosnowski of Propaganda Foundation along with Maciej Molewski of Cyfrowe Repozytorium Filmowe. These three worked in cooperation Kino RP, Tor Studio Filmowe, Zebra Studio Filmowe and Studio Filmowe KADR. In cooperation with Janus Films. Generous support was provided by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland; the Polish Film Institute and the honorary patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC; the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa; the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York; the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles; the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Montreal; the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Toronto; and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Vancouver.