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Mary Neuburger, Chair BUR 452, 2505 University Avenue, Stop F3600, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3607

Polish Film: "Zòłty szalik/The Yellow Scarf" (2000)

Sun, March 2, 2014 • 3:30 PM • Austin Public Library, Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Road

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A middle-aged man in charge of a company spends a day before Christmas Eve meeting his employees, his son, ex-wife and “a present woman of his life”. More and more alcohol he orders in a restaurant makes him collapse into emotional and psychological chaos. He starts to become unpleasant and annoying. His son gives him a present – another yellow scarf, soon to be lost. When he reaches his home, he decides to promise “a present woman of his life” not to drink anymore. However, he is not able to keep the promise. Drunk, he is driven to his mother’s place where he sobers up. They spend the Christmas Eve together in a great atmosphere. The mother gives the protagonist a present – a yellow scarf…

Director: Janusz Morgenstern
Screenplay: 
Jerzy Pilch
Cinematography:  
Witold Adamek
Music: 
Michal Lorenz

Cast: Janusz Gajos, Danuta Szaflarska, Krystyna Janda, Joanna Sienkiewicz, Leszek Możdżer, Joanna Szurmiej, Marcin Dorocinski, and others.

About the screenplay writer, Jerzy Pilch: http://culture.pl/en/artist/jerzy-pilch

About the director, Janusz Morgenstern: http://culture.pl/en/artist/janusz-morgenstern

Trailer (in Polish): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccMj0mTrQqk

This event is free and open to the public. The film will be shown in Polish with English subtitles.

Sponsored by: Austin Polish Society


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