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Jerzy Skolimowski Retrospective

BARRIER (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1966)
”The moment I accepted the scholarship, I sold myself to the Government - lock, stock and barrel . . . ! And so now I may just as well sell myself to anyone I choose . . . !" These are the first wo… Read more

LE DÉPART (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1967)
In The Departure, Jerzy Skolimowski made his first film outside Poland. It was shot in Brussels with a French-speaking cast, and this time, the subtle, moody personality of Jean-Pierre Leaud embodies… Read more

RYSOPIS (IDENTIFICATION MARKS: NONE) (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1964)
Andrzej, a university drop-out, wakes up one morning, and after strolling through the streets, walks into an army recruiting office and signs up for military service. He is given two hours to pack hi… Read more

WALKOVER (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1965)
Walkover, the original Polish title of this film, is an English expression meaning "an easy victory". Though an entity in itself, in a sense this film is a continuation of Skolimowski's earlier film,… Read more

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