Film

Forbidden. Censorship in cinema.

These are films which were restricted due to their upsetting content and/or brutal scenes, all the while challenging moralities or political establishments, and will include films restricted by democratic governments in Western countries.

Much is currently being said about the return of censorship to Poland. Politicians and government officials consider it their right to tell artists what they are to create and how. What and and cannot be shown in their institutions, during their festivals. They are using economic forms of censorship. I will present films banned by regimes from various periods in history. At times, they were very close to being destroyed, while others languished on archive shelves, not being screened. We ought to remind ourselves how artists fought against censorship, how they tried to outsmart it. I will show works which were controversial at the time of their making, those that arouse extreme emotions, at times iconoclastic, which as a result have become part of cinematic history. Some of these are still considered scandalous. These are films which were restricted due to their upsetting content and/or brutal scenes, all the while challenging moralities or political establishments, and will include films restricted by democratic governments in Western countries.

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February 23

Phobia

Theater / For adults
Audio Description
English subtitles

March 02

Cyber Elf

Magda Szpecht
Instytut Kultury Miejskiej, Gdańsk
Sold out

Krum

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater / Age 16+
English subtitles

March 03

Sold out

Krum

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater / Age 16+
Ukrainian subtitles

March 05

Sold out

Krum

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater / Age 16+
Polish subtitles

March 08

She was a friend of someone else

Gosia Wdowik
Points communs – Théâtre 95, Cergy (Francja)

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 09

She was a friend of someone else

Gosia Wdowik
Points communs – Théâtre 95, Cergy (Francja)

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 10

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

MaMoMi

Iza Chlewińska
Theater / For kids

March 14

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 15

Cyber Elf

Magda Szpecht
Bazaar Festival, Praga (Czechy)

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 16

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater
English subtitles

March 17

Thriller

Paweł Sakowicz, Anna Smolar
Theater

March 24

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

March 25

Expiria

Agnieszka Kryst
Theater / Dance

April 11

Sold out

PREMIERE Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 12

Sold out

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 13

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Międzynarodowy Festiwal Sztuk Przyjemnych i Nieprzyjemnych

April 14

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 18

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 19

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

April 20

Elizabeth Costello | J. M. Coetzee

Krzysztof Warlikowski
Theater

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