Bad Luck (Zezowate szczęście)

  • Dir: Andrzej Munk

  • Poland, 1960, Polish, 113 min, 35mm

  • Cast: Bogumil Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dabrowska

Munk combines the narrative structure of Man on the Tracks and the ironic humor of Eroica for his third film. Told entirely in flashbacks, this satire sees a self-proclaimed “unlucky” man who tells his life story to a prison guard in hopes of staying in prison. Though the film will be remembered for its Chaplin-esque silent comedy sequences and some of the most impressive visual flourishes in Munk’s career, Bad Luck is also a meditative journey through Poland’s tumultuous early 20th century history, including the Nazi occupation and the post-Stalinist era.

Cannes Film Festival: In Competition

30/11/2019 (SAT): Film talk with Long Tin, conducted in Cantonese, free admission.



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