Here is the BFI Southbank introduction to tonight's event:
Krzysztof Zanussi is known for exploring the complexity of moral choices and metaphysical questions in everyday life. We’re delighted that this award-winning director, screenwriter and producer will join us in conversation, following a screening of his film Camouflage, to launch the opening of the Martin Scorsese Presents Masterpieces of Polish Cinema programme in the UK, and the opening of the 13th Kinoteka festival.
A linguistics competition at a university's summer camp is the backdrop for a wittily satirical drama about the elusiveness of language. An idealistic teacher, Jarosław (Piotr Garlicki), and his more manipulative older colleague, Jakub (Zbigniew Zapasiewicz), assess not only each entry's intrinsic merit, but also whether it ticks sufficient official boxes to be prizeworthy - an experience with which Polish filmmakers were all too ruefully familiar.
Here (and above) is Martin Scorsese's introduction to the series Masterpieces of Polish Cinema.