Polish film „Papusza” in Miami Virtual Cinema

PAPUSZA (2013), Dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze & Krzysztof Krauze

Available for streaming 9/03 – 9/9/2020

Presented by Polish Film Festival Miami, Late Summer Nostalgia – an online retrospective of Polish cinema streaming for free

Discover the story of Papusza (played by the outstanding Jowita Budnik) – the first published Roma-Polish poetess who confronts the image of traditional femininity within her community. The film follows Papusza’s life from birth to old age: arranged marriage as a young girl, her itinerant life during and after World War II, forced settlement in communist Poland and urban life in poverty. The film depicts her meeting with the Polish poet Jerzy Ficowski (Antoni Pawlicki), who discovers her great talent for poetry and helps arrange for the publication of her works, leading to a tragic paradox.

This internationally acclaimed film, featured at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and Thessaloniki International Film Festival, was written and directed by a renowned duo of Polish filmmakers: Joanna Kos-Krauze and the late Krzysztof Krauze. It was shot in exquisite monochrome by cinematographers Krzysztof Ptak and Wojciech Staroń.