17.12.2023 Events, Film

Film talk and screening of award-winning comedy Back Then

One hour talk with film expert followed by screening

Sunday, 17th December at Watermans Arts Centre, London

Film talk at 1pm with Michael Brooke

Film screening at 2:30pm

Kinga Dębska’s 2021 film, set in late communist Poland, tells the story of Marta, a romantic and a victim of fate. Marta shares a room with her sister Kasia and their grandmother, who tells her granddaughters insurgent stories instead of fairy tales.

In the room behind the wall, their parents Tadek and Elzbieta live their married life. He is an intellect, constantly humiliated by the system, who silently envies his prosperous brother-in-law. She is the president of the company’s “Solidarity” trade union with the need for freedom and a dream to finally break out of Poland.

However, the real emotions for the whole family start when a dream orange Fiat 126 parks in front of their apartment building and their world opens up…

Polish Film Awards 2022 Eagle Winner for Best Supporting Actress – Ewa Wiśniewska

Polish Film Festival 2021 Golden Lions Nominee for Best Film – Kinga Dębska

This event is part of KINO!, an in-depth study of Polish films that allows an opportunity for those interested to explore gems in Polish cinema, through a discussion hosted and led by Watermans’ resident central/eastern European film expert, Michael Brooke.

Tickets and trailer can be found here.

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