Can anyone be a movie hero? Can the world be locked in one film frame? Director Paweł Łoziński is watching people from his balcony as they are passing by: sad, thoughtful, glued to their phones, young and old. Neighbours, random visitors or simply passers-by. The filmmaker accosts them, asks questions, talks about how they deal with life. Standing there with his camera for over 2 years he has created a space for dialogue, a lay confessional of sorts, where everyone can stop by and tell their story. The protagonists carry secrets and mysteries, and are not easy to label. Every story is unique, and life always surpasses imagination. “The Balcony Movie” is a radical comeback to the beginnings of cinema, when man approached the camera. Maybe it’s enough to stop for a moment to get a deeper insight?

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: Poland
  • Running time: 100
  • Year: 2021
  • Color: colour

Director: Paweł Łoziński

Script: Paweł Łoziński

DOP: Paweł Łoziński

Music: Jan Duszyński

Editing: Paweł Łoziński, Piasek&Wójcik

Sound: Paweł Łoziński, Franciszek Kozłowski

Production company: Łoziński Production, HBO MAX, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy


About the director:

Paweł Łoziński

Paweł Łoziński

Polish director, cameraman and producer of documentaries born in 1965 in Warsaw.  Author of more than 20 award-winning documentaries. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Łódź. He worked as an assistant to Krzysztof Kieślowski on “Three Colors: White”. He makes distinct and emotionally charged films about people of whom he draws intimate portraits. His films such as debut “Birthplace”, “Sisters”, “Chemo”, “Father and Son” , “You Have No Idea How Much I Love You” and the latest “The Balcony Movie” are considered innovative as they venture into new thematic areas and explore uncharted spaces within the documentary film genre.
fot. Piotr Jaxa

At festivals:

74th Locarno Film Festival, 2021, Switzerland, 2021 (Grand Prix Semaine de la critique/Prix SRG SSR )

16th Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia, 2021 (competition)

14th CinEast Central and Eastern European Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2021 (screening)

25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2021 (screening)

64th International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film – DOK Leipzig, 2021, Germany, 2021 (competition)

IDFA: International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2021 (screening)