“THE BALCONY MOVIE” WINS AGAIN
This time, the film by Paweł Łoziński was noticed by the jurors of New Zealand's Doc Edge festival and won in the We are the World category.
Doc Edge is an event dedicated to documentary cinema that takes place both online and in several New Zealand cities. The festival presents the most interesting local productions as well as important and award-winning films from around the world. It already has a certain reputation and is an Oscar-qualifying event.
This year, the program included Paweł Łoziński's latest documentary. The Balcony Movie won in the We are the World category.
Can anyone be a film protagonist? Can you fit the entire world in a single frame? Director Paweł Łoziński watches people from his balcony. Both young and old, they walk by smiling, sad, thoughtful, staring at their phones. 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?
You can find a complete list of winners here.