Skip to main content

Learning About the World

Poland, 1984 (MIFF 1986)

Director: Andrej Warchal

Doll water egg mama — these are words a deal mute and blind child has to learn with great effort This documentary uses the hands of the teacher as the central motif in exploring the greatness and ordinariness of the learning process.

See also...

INNOCENT SORCERERS

From his fine trilogy on the subject of war and its aftermath, Andrzej Wajda turns to the gentler subject of young intellectuals in Warsaw. The innocent sorcerers of the film's title are a young ... More »

Antichrist

In this startling piece, a boy - a self-proclaimed demon - terrorises and thrills his friends, always taking things a step too far. Eventually the children are whipped into an uncontrollable frenzy ... More »

Tuning Instruments

Described by its maker as 'film poetry'. Tuning Instruments is driven by a haunting, dissonant soundscape and ceaseless­ly morphing images where every shift of gear is a change in mood and style ... More »

Wedding, The

Described by its director as "a simple, very Polish story", [The Wedding] features barbarous drinking, family feuding, general depravity and the corruption of all social principles and institutions ... More »

Sexy Lola Automatic

An amusing story of a painted doll doing a strip-tease with the use of a huge machine. ... More »

SHILLY-SHALLY

Michal Szmanda, a sick young man, is haunted by nightmares. He recalls a Christmas that he spent at a sanatorium being treated for asthma; then, flashes of a visit paid by Korean children. The night ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director