DVD Box Set Polish Cinema Classics Vol III
Third edition of the critically acclaimed box set featuring Piwowski's "The Cruise", Zanussi's "Camouflage" and Marczewski's "Shivers". Gathering together three of the finest Polish films of the 1970s and 80s, this special edition box set contains these celebrated films fully restored in new HD masters and released for the first time ever in the UK.
THE CRUISE (Rejs, 1970): Regarded as Polish cinema’s first ‘cult’ film, Piwowski’s absurdist comedy parodies life in the (then) People's Republic of Poland, reducing a weekend river cruise to a hilarious satire of the entire Communist system. Piwowski's gift of observation, humour and an acute awareness of national pathology have made THE CRUISE one of Poland’s most popular and widely-known films of the 1970s.
CAMOUFLAGE (Barwy ochronne, 1977): A milestone in Polish cinema, CAMOUFLAGE probes the moral fabric of the society underlying Poland's regime. Set at University summer seminar, where personal and professional rivalries and tensions are unflinchingly exposed, Zanussi uncovers layers of corruption, disillusionment, and a confused set of public and moral values, marking CAMOUFLAGE among Zanussi’s finest and most politically subversive works.
SHIVERS (Dreszcze, 1981): Wojciech Marczewski’s powerful and disquieting SHIVERS is a coming-of-age story set in the 1950s at a Stalinist youth camp. 13 year old Tomek is sent to a camp where he falls under the spell of an idealistic but manipulative young woman. An unnerving parable of political indoctrination, the film daringly explores themes of erotic and political fascination. Banned by the Communist authorities just after its release, the film went on to win the Silver Bear Prize at the 1982 Berlin Film Festival.
Published in a collaboration with 13th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival and Pola Arts Foundation.