Films. The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni dzien lata) and Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje).
The Last Day of Summer (Ostatni dzien lata)
Tadeusz Konwicki, director (62 min., 1958)
A man and a woman who cannot communicate meet on an empty beach in this subtle tale of a confrontation of two lonely people from which a true closeness cannot result. The film was awarded the Grand Prix in Venice for documentary and short films, as well as the Grand Prix of the EXPO in Brussels and the First Prize of MFF in London.
Innocent Sorcerers (Niewinni czarodzieje)
Andrzej Wajda, director (88 min., 1960)
In 1950s Poland, two young people meet in a bar and go from small talk to bed, but as dawn approaches what seemed to be a meaningless episode in their lives gets more complicated.
Films in Polish with English subtitles.
The landmark series, Martin Scorsese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema, is presented by the Michigan Theater and Copernicus Program in Polish Studies. For full details and ticket information, visit michtheater.org/series/polish-cinema.