Florence November 30th – December 7th 2013

International documentary film festival

MEETING WITH PAWEŁ ŁOZIŃSKI

Friday December 6th. 3 pm, at Spazio Alfieri, it continues the original retrospective Father & Son dedicated by Festival dei Popoli to two master of Polish cinema: Marcel and Paweł Łoziński. At 4 pm Pawel Łoziński will meet the public.

3 pm

Sisters
by Paweł Łoziński

Poland, 1999, 12’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Two elderly sisters bound by a strong tie, which has not been worn by the hardship of life. One talks, the other nods but would rather leave. Beyond the words, a story of domination and subordination is outlined. P. Łozinski gives us an essay on the cinema of small things and transforms a plain chat in an investigation into the ambiguous nature of ties, loneliness, and time.

With the director in-person

The Way It Is
by Paweł Łoziński

Poland, 1999, 58’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

Like in a play by Beckett, Wiesio and Zdizslaw cling to each other like a crutch that helps them from falling. The film-maker immersed himself in these marginal, apparently worthless lives that are actually processing their losses, constantly searching for love, or some way to survive. A film based on a trusting relationship and intimacy with the subjects as well as a non-judgmental approach, devoid of any moralism: “The Way It is”, simply..

With the director in-person

The Ukrainian Cleaning Lady
by Paweł Łoziński

Poland, 2002, 19’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

ope and disappointment, teardrops and smiles, old songs and difficult stories. All this blends into the story of a Ukrainian woman who came to Poland in search of a better life for her daughter and herself, and ended up cooking, ironing, and cleaning the house of the film director who decided to film her. A sincere intimacy is thus created to reconstruct the journey that turned a woman into an immigrant, a person with her own past and her own story into someone at the service of someone else.

With the director in-person

Inventory
by Paweł Łoziński

Poland, 2010, 9’, o.v. Ita. sub. / Eng. sub.

The painstaking work of a group of archaeologists on some tombstones and inscriptions covered with vegetation and the dust of time. The frame gradually is enlarged and these minimal gestures acquire meaning; the stones become part of a story, vegetation of a context. Past and present, here and elsewhere, nearby and faraway, drama and daily life are separated by a thin line that the cinema illusorily seems to cross.

With the director in-person

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