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Film Screening. The Balcony Movie

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The Harriman Institute is pleased to cosponsor First Look 2022, the Museum of the Moving Image’s acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema. Join us for the New York premiere of The Balcony Movie (2021), directed by Pawel Lozinski. This event is also cosponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Dir. Pawel Lozinski. 2021, Poland. 100 mins. In Polish with English subtitles. DCP.

Filmed before the pandemic yet prescient about our collective craving for connection in isolation, this quietly revelatory documentary from First Look veteran Pawel Lozinski (You Have No Idea How Much I Love You, 2018) was shot entirely from the filmmaker’s balcony in Warsaw. Elevated from the street and armed with just his camera and boom mic, Lozinski engages strangers and friends, old couples and young mothers, commuting workers and ex-convicts, in philosophical queries that evolve, over many months, into confessions, course corrections, and complicated relations, offering a cumulative portrait of the struggles and moods of the times while exemplifying the humanist curiosity and formalist rigor of the unseen director behind the camera. New York premiere.


Use code Harriman20 at checkout for a 20% discount on this event or on an All Festival Pass.

Tickets: $20 / $15 MoMI members. Order online. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.