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IFI & KINOPOLIS: PAPUSZA

Director: JOANNA KOS-KRAUZE, KRZYSZTOF KRAUZE

113 minutes, Poland, 2013, Subtitled, Black and White, D-Cinema


SOLD OUT

Poet Bronisława Wajs (1908-1987), better known as ‘Papusza’, and portrayed in this biopic by Jowita Budnik, was a member of the Romany community in Poland, an ethnicity whose social marginalisation throughout Europe continues to this day.

 Papusza’s literacy made her unusual amongst her peers, and ultimately made for a difficult life, caught as she was between acting in accordance with her heritage while at the same time being considered a pariah for betraying these traditions to outsiders through her verse. Filled with details of a culture seldom portrayed on film, it’s a powerful depiction of a woman struggling to find her place.

Showing as part of IFI & Kinopolis: 9th Polish Film Festival (November 6th – 9th).

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