An international festival favourite (premiering at CPH:DOX) this is a bleak but hilarious doc/comedy. Wiesek runs Poland’s largest Pawnshop with his wife Jola. It used to be a profitable business but times have changed and they are struggling - big time. Determined to find a way out they tour the deprived neighbourhood and pitch a new idea, one that might help everyone - they launch an auction.
Director Kowalski has a good eye for drama in everyday situations, drawing us into the precarious world of the couple, their young employees and their vulnerable clientele revealing a sensitive caring heart amidst the jostle for business. Watch out for Jola’s incredible fuchsia pink nails!
The Pawnshop will be showing at Bertha
DocHouse from 31st March, for more
information head to dochouse.org