PAWEŁ ŁOZIŃSKI’S “THE BALCONY MOVIE” IN KFF SALES&PROMOTION CATALOGUE
Paweł Łoziński's latest feature-length documentary, just awarded in Locarno, has found its way into KFF Sales&Promotion agency's catalogue. The film will be represented by the agency at international festivals.
The film premiered at this year’s Locarno Film Festival. The jury of the Semaine de la critique section was delighted with the documentary and awarded it the Grand Prix. Soon Polish viewers will get to see Paweł Łoziński’s “The Balcony Movie”. Its first Polish screening will take place during the upcoming Millennium Docs Against Gravity festival. And soon after the documentary will also come to Amsterdam, where it will be presented as part of the IDFA Special programme.
Can anyone be a film protagonist? Can you fit the entire world in a single frame? Director Paweł Łoziński watches people from his balcony. They walk by smiling, sad, thoughtful, staring at their phones, both young and old. 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. 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. 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?
Paweł Łoziński – award-winning director, screenwriter, and producer of documentary and feature films. Graduate of the Directing Department at the Film School in Łódź. Author of many documentary films, including: Birthplace (1992), The Way It Is (1999), The Sisters (1999), Across the Border (2004), Wygnańcy (2005), Kitty, kitty (2008), Chemo (2009), Father and Son (2013), Werka (2014), You Have No Idea How Much I Love You (2016), and The Balcony Movie (2021). Winner of prestigious festival awards, among others in Bornholm, Paris, Locarno, Leipzig, and Kraków.
The film will be represented at international festivals by KFF Sales&Promotion agency, which has been working on the promotion of Polish documentary for many years. As a result of the agency’s activities, in 2020, Polish documentaries were shown at 250 screenings at 150 international festivals, out of which 230 were competition screenings, and won 30 awards.