Thu, Apr 27|
AN AMATEUR TROUPE OF ACTORS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES GET THE CHANCE TO PERFORM IN A PROFESSIONAL THEATRE.
Time & Location
Apr 27, 2023, 8:00 PM
Toldi Cinema, Budapest, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36–38, 1054.
About The Film
Amateurs | 27 April | 20:00 | Big Hall
Poland | 2020 | 95 mins
Feature film, in Polish with English and Hungarian subtitles
Krzysiek and his amateur troupe of actors with intellectual disabilities called “Personal Property Bureau” take part in a theatre festival where they earn the right to stage a play in a professional theatre. Great joy, great opportunity, great expectations – Krzysiek and the actors have been working on an adaptation of Zorba The Greek, and it would be fantastic to show it on a professional stage – but the offer from the theatre director turns out to have strings attached. In a heart-warming, humorous story, Krzysiek and the other actors give their “normal” peers a life lesson in freedom, dignity and humanity, highlighting the eternal truth that every human being is indeed special.
After the screening, there will be a discussion with the director Iwona Siekierzyńska and the co-author of the script Waleria Siekierzyńska.
Iwona Siekierzyńska (*1967) – director and guest
Iwona Siekierzyńska is a Polish film director and screenwriter. In 1996, her short film Pańcia was nominated for a student Oscar. In 2000, she received the Cinéfondation scholarship from the Cannes Film Festival. The film Amateurs won the Golden Goblet for Best Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival or the prize for Best Screenplay at the film festival in Koszalin.
Waleria Siekierzyńska (*1995) – co-author of the script and guest
Waleria Siekierzyńska is a Polish film artist. Among others, she cooperated on the script of the film Amateurs.