Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1979, Poland, 117min

The Deja View – Camden Palace Hotel Screening Club presents the debut film of the legendary Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski. Inspired by Cork Photo Fringe.

synopsis: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it’s the first camera in town, he’s named official photographer by the local Party boss.

Come to see the “humble” beginnings of the amazing Polish director, this film made him famous around the world and won him several awards. An outstanding example of the cinema of moral unrest, this film starts as a black comedy and gets more serious as it progresses, brilliantly capturing the role of cinema in our lives. Inspired by his own struggles as a filmmaker in communist regime, this film is very personal as well. There are many exceptional Polish directors, but still we show a second film from Poland both directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski creating the impression of favoritism. And maybe it is true…

The Deja View experience starts at 7PM in our Cafe with selection of teas, coffees and wines and free food snacks. Prior to the movie we show a short 10-12min compilation of shorts, animations, music, art, science and vintage commercials. Movie is also introduced by a member of The Deja View team or a guest speaker, shedding some light on the theme of the film or some background when needed. watch the event page for more info.