Introduced by Sheila Skaff, New York University
Dir. Ryszard Bugajski. 1982, 118 mins. DCP. With Krystyna Janda. A 1950s cabaret singer is taken in for an interrogation, and she realizes she is being asked to denounce an acquaintance as a traitor. This harsh appraisal of Stalinism was banned during martial law and not released until 1989.
Sheila Skaff is Administrative Director of the Masters of Art Program in the New York University Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she teaches courses in international film studies, and author of The Law of the Looking Glass: Cinema in Poland, 1896-1939.
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