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THE TREASURE

Director: Leonard Buczkowski

102 minutes| Poland| 1948| Digital Betacam


The bomb-ridden ruins of post-war Warsaw provide an unlikely, yet tremendously effective setting for a comedy about a group of people united in an urban treasure hunt. Faced with housing shortages, a number of Varsovians are forced into sharing their flats with strangers, often of varied class backgrounds. A work of propaganda as much as a superbly-crafted comedy, Buczkowski’s movie lacks the vitriolic tone present in most of Stalinist-era filmmaking.

To be screened with the short film Warsaw ’56 (Warszawa ’56). Directors: Jerzy Bossak, Jaroslaw Brzozowski. Poland, 1956.

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