Masterpieces of Polish Cinema: "Austeria" (1982)
Thu, September 18, 2014 • 7:30 PM • Marchesa Theater (6226 Middle Fiskville Rd)
We at CREEES are proud to announce the third film in the Austin Film Society's "Masterpieces of Polish Cinema" series. Each of these films was selected by Martin Scorsese, who said of these films that "there are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series, and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema, on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters."
In Jerzy Kawalerowicz's "Austeria," set in the Polish Galicia in 1914, three nationalities (Polish, Ukrainian and Jewish) are living in the area on the eve of World War I. The country inn (Austeria in Galician) is run by an old and wise Jew, Tag. The neighboring village is abandoned by the Jews, who left only a few steps ahead of advancing Cossacks. Soon the inn is full of desperate Jews, along with an Austrian baroness on the run and a Hungarian hussar cut off from his unit.
Admission is free for AFS Love and Premiere members, $5 for students with valid ID and AFS Make and Watch members, and $8 for all other attendees. Tickets can be purchased here.