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Rent Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema (1990)

3.6 of 5 from 56 ratings
1h 28min
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Synopsis:
Marczewski's anti-totalitarian satire is a darkly comic examination of censorship. Adapting the premise of Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo to late 1980s Poland, the film centres on a provincial film censor who is horrified to discover that the actors in a trite romantic weepie are refusing to perform their roles. With shades also of Keaton's Sherlock, Jr. and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita, the film deftly combines social observation and surreal humour.
Directed by one of Poland's leading intellectual - and much censored - filmmakers, this multi-award-winning feature is a key film of the seismic political changes of 1989, and an enthusiastic manifesto for the freedom of the artist - and ultimately, of all humanity.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , , Krzysztof Wakulinski, Zofia Graziewicz, , , , , Monika Bolly,
Directors:
Writers:
Wojciech Marczewski
Aka:
Ucieczka z kina 'Wolnosc'
Studio:
Second Run
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Countries:
Poland, Classics, Comedy
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/03/2013
Run Time:
88 minutes
Languages:
Polish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Newly Filmed, Exclusive Interview with Director Wojciech Marczewski
  • Booklet featuring a new essay by writer, editor and film historian Michael Brooke

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Reviews (1) of Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema

clever stuff - Escape from the 'Liberty' Cinema review by pete b

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02/01/2017

great critical & damning appraisal of how poor much of the output of 'socialist realism' was, whilst managing at same time to be amusing!

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