Martin Scorcese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema
(Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, 1976, DCP, 106 min)
Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival
Friday, Jul 11 at 07:00PM
An ironic and absurd comedy, Camouflage transports us to a university summer school camp. The shallowness and cynicism of the academic milieu becomes apparent through the relationship between a young linguistics professor, Jaroslaw, and his diabolical senior colleague, Jakub. "All people are conformists just like you and I," exclaims the latter, protesting against the liberal teaching approach of Jaroslaw.
Renowned contemporary Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi presents the deeply troubling premise of the consequences of academic conformity with witty humor, as he mocks the status quo. Not intended as a political film, Camouflage was harshly received by the Polish government, immediately landing on the year's list of banned films.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122