Jul 11, 2014

(Krzysztof Zanussi, Poland, 1976, DCP, 106 min)

Co-presented with the Seattle Polish Film Festival

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.

  • Part of our series Martin Scorcese Presents: Masterpieces of Polish Cinema! Get a series pass and see all of the series films at a discount: $70 ($40 for Film Forum Members) >

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