Unclassified 18+
Andrzej Munk, 87 mins, Poland, 1958, DCP, B&W, Polish with English subtitles. Courtesy: Filmoteka Narodowa.

The first instalment in Munk's war trilogy is divided into two sections - the tragicomic Scherzo Alla Polacca and Ostinato Lugubre.

Scherzo Alla Polacca portrays the military decoration of a cowardly Warsaw Uprising deserter, played by Edward Dziewonski. Ostinato Lugubre follows, depicting the absurd operations of a POW camp established to detain Polish soldiers.

Munk deftly weaves black humour into his 'heroic symphony', presenting an engaging satire on duty, courage and heroism.

Dates   Wed 7 Nov 2012, 7pm
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