The year of protest. 1968 in the European cinema. Film review.

In cooperation with the German Historical Institute in Warsaw, the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, the Slovak Institute in Warsaw, the Czech Centre and the Goethe Institute, the Institute for the Culture of Encounter and Dialogue organized a film review, which presented a panorama of 1968 as seen through the prism of feature films. The cinema of the 1960s presents an important and unifying role of art – searching for new forms of expression, bold aesthetics, setting free from a constraint of stylistic conventions. The year 1968 cannot be understood without the ‘new waves’ in films.

The following films were presented during the review:

September 4 ‘Daisies’ (Sedmikrásky), 1966, Czechoslovakia, dir. Věra Chytilová, scenography Věra Chytilová, Ester Krumbachová, Pavel Juráček, photography Jaroslav Kučera

September 6 ‘Birds, Orphans and Fools’ (Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni), 1969, Czechoslovakia/France, dir. Juraj Jakubisko, scenography Juraj Jakubisko, Karol Sidon, photography Igor Luther

September 11 ‘Arsonists’ (Brandstifter), 1969, Federal Republic of Germany, dir. and scenography Klaus Lemke, photography Robert van Ackeren

September 13 ‘Ręce do góry’ [Hands Up], 1967, Polska, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, scenography Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej Kostenko, photography Witold Sobociński, Andrzej Kostenko

During the last screening, a meeting with Piotr Osęka on the international significance of March 1968 was held at the Institute.