Capital Celluloid 2023 — Day 100: Mon Apr 10

Hands Up! (Skolimowski 1967/1981): BFI Southbank, NFT3, 3.40pm

This film is also screened on March 31st at BFI Southbank. Full details of the Jerzy Skolimowski season at the cinema can be found here.

Time Out review:
Though doubts have been expressed as to the wisdom of re-editing the original footage to make space for a prologue shot in 1981 in London and Beirut, Skolimowski's film, more aptly titled than he realised, proves well worth waiting for since its suppression by the Polish authorities in 1967. Shot in sepia and grey, bursting with '60s energy and invention, funny yet vitriolic, it details in consistently vivid imagery a collective psychodrama staged by four disillusioned students in an abandoned cattle truck. Unforgettable.
Gilbert Adair

Here (and above) is an extract.

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