UNIVERSAM GROCHÓW

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The starting point of this humorous and bitter story about the changing landscape of Warsaw is the dismantling of the famous department store, Universam. The film shows history, which, when removed, leaves emptiness, in particular for seniors, unable to find themselves in the modern metropolis. Wiesław, a loyal long-time employee of “Społem”, introduces the viewers to the reality of work at the company. The attitude to work as well as its economic model make Universam a living museum and, at the same time, a phenomenon spanning both urban planning and sociology.

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
Poland
RUNNING TIME:
39'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Knittel
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Knittel
DOP:
Kamil Hasiuk
EDITOR:
Arkadiusz Iwaniuk
MUSIC:
José Manuel Albán Juárez
PRODUCTION:
Striktfilm

Tomasz Knittel »

Director of short films, image spots, music videos and social campaigns. He loves music films and devoted several documentaries to this topic, such as "From Podserednieje with Love", a film about an American who fell in love with a Russian dancer, "Good Evening, Opole!" about a legendary music festival and "Poland - Path of Dance" about a Polish and Swedish music project. He has also made Elektro_sonda which crosses the boundaries between film genres.
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