Wojciech Marczewski’s Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolność‘ (Escape from the ‘Liberty‘ Cinema) will be released on DVD in the UK by Second Run next January. The film was previously available on DVD as part of the Polish Cinema Classics Vol. II collection, released in 2013.

Ucieczka z kina Wolność’ (Escape from the ‘Liberty‘ Cinema)

Wojciech Marczewski’s Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolność‘ (Escape from the ‘Liberty‘ Cinema) was the talk of the town at the 1990 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, winning the Grand Prize and the Journalists’ Prize, with special mention for best actor going to Janusz Gajos. The film as also received acclaim internationally, including at the Fantastic Film Festival in Avoriaz. Other award winners at this festival include Brian de Palma’s Carrie, Steven Spielberg’s Duel, and James Cameron’s Terminator. (source: filmpolski.pl)

The Observer: About the Film

“Extremely funny political comedy […]. Consciously influenced by Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo, it’s an absurdist satire on bureaucracy and moral cowardice,” wrote Philip French of The Observer.

DVD Special Features:

  •   a brand new HD digital transfer with restored picture and sound, approved by the director;
  •   newly filmed, exclusive interview with the director;
  •   new and improved English subtitles;
  •   a 20-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by film historian Michael Brooke.

Furhter details are available at: www.polishculture.org.uk/film/news/article/wojciech-marczewskis-escape-from-the-liberty-cinema-2892.html

Translated by Karolina Kołtun