When martial law is declared back home, a Polish builder (Jeremy Irons) decides not to tell his colleagues.
Skolimowski rarely tackled overtly political subjects, but the December 1981 declaration of martial law in Poland inspired one of his most heartfelt films. Only one member of a group of Polish builders understands English, and Nowak (Irons) deliberately withholds the news from his colleagues lest it affect productivity. Working illegally in London, they have to keep their heads down anyway.
Screening Dates + Times:
Wednesday 29 March, 20:45 (+ Intro)
Sunday 9 April, 13:00
Saturday 15 April, 18:20
Please note, tickets will go on sale at https://www.bfi.org.uk/ on the 9 March 2023 (BFI champion members from 6 March & BFI members from 7 March)