DOK Leipzig is one of world’s major documentary and animated film events. Each year it presents the latest film productions from dozens of countries on all continents. Its extremely rich program includes animations and documentaries from all over the world.
Represented by KFF Sales&Promotion agency Paweł Łoziński’s film received the prestigious MDR Film Prize. “The Balcony Movie” asks several important questions. Can anyone be a film protagonist? Can you fit the entire world in a single frame? Director Paweł Łoziński watches people from his balcony. Both young and old, they walk by smiling, sad, thoughtful, staring at their phones. Residents of the neighbourhood, or casual visitors, ordinary passers-by. The author approaches them, asks questions, talks about their life and how they’re doing. By standing there with his camera for over 2 years, he created a place for dialogue, a secular confessional where everyone can stop and tell others about themselves. Every person carries their own riddles and secrets. They can’t be easily labelled and life can’t be imagined. The Balcony Movie is a radical return to the early days of cinema, when it was people who approached the camera. Perhaps one just needs to stop and stay a while to see more?
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