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Bydgoszcz from Dawn till Dusk
Bydgoszcz from Dawn till Dusk
Bydgoszcz from Dawn till Dusk
Bydgoszcz from Dawn till Dusk
Bydgoszcz od świtu do zmierzchu
dir. Wielu twórców/various artists, Poland, 2013/2014, 50 mins
Screening times
May 11 21:30, Kinoteka 2
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About the film

Bydgoszcz is not a metropolis. And that distinguishes it from the capitals which have so far been portrayed in the cycle “The World from Dawn till Dusk”. Although life has a slower rhythm here, Bydgoszcz doesn’t give the impression of being a provincial town. The town centre, picturesquely criss-crossed by canals, is vibrant with street life. You can see new, stylishly built developments and the people, as you’d expect, are always rushing somewhere… Our guide around Bydgoszcz is a chimney sweep. An authentic figure– but also poetically metaphorical –he looks down onto the town from the height of the roofs and chimneys; a mysterious protector and patron. With him we enter flats and houses, mainly poor ones, because they are heated by old coal stoves, and we listen to typical neighbourly conversations, where more important than words is body language, human behaviour, gestures, smiles and looks. We find plenty of warmth and trust in this little theatre of everydayness; much more than we would expect. There’s the same feel-good atmosphere in scenes featuring a lottery retailer’s, and then in a conversation with an elderly film fan about his favourite movies. For eighty years he has written reports of everything he watches. Then there’s a moving scene about the everyday care of an elderly woman suffering from memory loss. The weight of these conversations slowly grows, to reach its climax in an amazing discussion involving gravediggers at the back of an undertaker’s, who, after the working day is over, begin to wrangle over the existence of God and the difference between being alive and being dead.

The film was made in Bydgoszcz as a part of the project “The World from Dawn till Dusk” by Mirosław Dembiński and Maciej J. Drygas


Reżyseria/Directed by: Natalia Babachanian, Magdalena Bojdo, Mateusz Buława, Stanisław Cuske, Damian Daszyński, Jakub Drobczyński, Dariusz Gackowski, Adam Gajewski, Arkadiusz Hapka, Maciej Jasiński, Natalia Jecheć, Dawid Klepadło, Marcin Kundera, Dominika Luks, Magdalena Mazur, Anna Paprzycka, Jarosław Piskozub, Zofia Sawicka, Paweł Siczek, Damian Szafrański, Mateusz Zmarzły
Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Marcin Ściegliński, Maciej Twardowski, Paweł Jóźwicki
Produkcja/Production: Fundacja Dokument i Świat, TVP S.A., Belsat TV, Miejskie Centrum Kultury w Bydgoszczy

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