27.03.2024 Events, Film

The Balcony Movie – Waltham Forest Cinema Project Screening

Waltham Forest Cinema Project invites you for a screening of "The Balcony Movie," a captivating documentary by Paweł Łoziński. Join this exploration of life's meaning takes you to the balcony of a Warsaw apartment, where Łoziński engages with passersby, weaving together a rich tapestry of insights from the diverse fabric of Polish society. Treat yourself for this unique cinematic experience and stay for post-film drinks & social.

Wednesday 27th March at 7:30 pm

Where: Good Shepherd Studios, E11 3DR, Leytonstone (Waltham Forest)

When Polish director Paweł Łoziński was short on ideas for a new film, he made lemonade and took his camera to uncharted territory: his balcony. From his fixed vantage point, Łoziński encounters a cynical but sprightly widow, a recently released convict, and countless strangers who reflect on lives lived – whether as hoped or otherwise.

The award-winning Balcony Movie, (2021), is a documentary by Paweł Łoziński which sees the director watching people from his balcony as they are passing by: sad, thoughtful, glued to their phones, young and old. Neighbours, random visitors or simply passers-by. The filmmaker accosts them, asks questions, talks about how they deal with life. Standing there with his camera for over 2 years he has created a space for dialogue, a lay confessional of sorts, where everyone can stop by and tell their story.

The protagonists carry secrets and mysteries, and are not easy to label. Every story is unique, and life always surpasses imagination.

The film won the Grand Prix Semaine de la Critique prize at last year’s Locarno Film Festival.

Paweł Łoziński is a Polish director, cameraman and producer of documentaries. Author of more than 20 award-winning documentaries. He makes distinct and emotionally charged films about people of whom he draws intimate portraits. His films such as debut Birthplace, Sisters, Chemo, Father and son and the latest You Have No Idea How  Much I Love You are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.

 Films start at 19:30 and the feature film runs for 100mins simultaneously in the ground floor Annex and in the 1st floor Auditorium. Full schedule:

  • 6:30 pm doors open
  • 7:30 pm short films starts
  • 7:40 pm feature film starts
  • 9:20 post film drinks & social
  • 10:30 pm finish

The film will be shown in the Polish language version with English subtitles.

Find out more about the screening & book your tickets HERE.

The Balcony Movie is the first in a new programme of community screenings to help establish a new cinema in Waltham Forest. Find out more here.

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