dokumentART 2013: 21.10.2013, Monday, 15:00
Teatr Kana, pl. Świętego Piotra i Pawła 4/5 (where is that?)
Four generations of women from a certain Polish-German family give short answers to simple questions, providing an inside view of their family lives, experiences of emigration, social identity, and sense of responsibility as mothers. A video work inspired by the Polish social reportage “Talking Heads” by Krzysztof Kieślowski.
A documentary portrait about the “emigrant of the year 2013,” Miroslaw Balonis, born in 1968, Polish businessman who has been living in Cologne for 20 years. A man of success, luck, or a charlatan? The film raises questions about identity and nationality in multicultural Europe.
Delfina, 23, a hairdresser from Poland, wants to leave for the West. Mariusz, 26, long distance truck driver, is already there. He spends most of his time in Germany, always on the autobahn. But there is nothing going on there, either. On the road, he feels like a dog – living in his can of a truck, eating canned food, and peeing on the wheels of his truck.
An experimental film full of quick plot twists. In an humourous fashion, the author observes the life of Poles in Germany through the example of Markus S., who – as the protagonist and narrator – ironically plays with prejudice associated with emigrants.