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30 September 2015

Repertory Cinema 2015
Moral Anxiety - Polish Cinema Screening-cum-Discussion
世界電影經典回顧2015 道德焦慮‧波蘭電影放映及座談

Language: English
Date: 30/9 (Wed)
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Venue: Theatre 303, 3/F, Chong Yuet Ming Amenities Centre, HKU

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Polish society in the 1970s was heading from a social movement to an even greater struggle. Polish filmmakers turned their focus to the lives of ordinary people living under an oppressive regime, living between the confines of ideals and reality. This period is commonly known as ‘Cinema of Moral Anxiety’.


Interrogation (Przesłuchanie)《冷對千夫指》
Poland | 1982 | 117 min | Ryszard Bugajski
In Polish with English subtitles

Set immediately post-WWII, after a quarrel with her husband, small-time singer Antonina accepts a fan’s invitation to have a drink together and then gets drunk. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a prison cell and not knowing the reason. She faces countless interrogations each day and is forced to disclose her whole life. Antonina refuses to cooperate and witnesses all the absurdities of the prison system.

Guest Speaker of Post-screening Discussion
Dr. Andreas Leutzsch
Dr. Andreas Leutzsch is DAAD Visiting and Honorary Associate Professor for European Studies at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of HKU. He obtained his PhD from Bielefeld University in 2007, where he was Fellow at the Institute for World Society and worked as Lecturer until 2012. He was awarded the A.SK Social Science Fellowship by the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB) in 2007 and he taught as Visiting Professor at universities in Germany, Russia, Uzbekistan and the Netherlands.

Registration (starts on 11/9):
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The programme is presented by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD) and in collaboration with General Education Unit.

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