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23 April 2016: Walkover


Jerzy Skolimowski
1965 | 77 min | B/W | DCP

Following from Identification Marks: None, Walkover develops the earlier film’s stylistic qualities of long takes and social realism, with an added dose of comedic surrealism. Beautifully photographed in crisp black & white and created in rhythmic and improvisational manner, Skolimowski continues the story of his alter-ego Andrzej who has left the army and begun boxing and drifting around Poland. Ending up in an industrial town where he finds Teresa, a government engineer, who steals his heart – together they try to leave town before Andrzej’s next fight, but his opponent won’t let that happen so easily.

Part of our series on Masters of Polish Cinema and the 14th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival.
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