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Bogowie (15) (Gods) – Polish Cinema Screening and Talk

Director: Lukasz Palkowski
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Glowacki, Szymon Piotr Warszawski
Language: Polish
Country of Origin: Poland
Year: 2014
Running Time: Film Screening: Tue 28 Sept, 7pm - 120mins; Film Talk: Wed 29 Sept, 8pm 60mins;
Price: Film Screening: £10 (£9); Film Talk Online: Free Event

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About this event

This the second in a series of screenings and talks exploring gems of Polish cinema, hosted by Polish cinema expert Michael Brooke. We screen the film at Watermans’ cinema and then Michael hosts an online talk and discussion the following evening where you can come and hear more about the film, and share your own thoughts. The film is charged at usual Watermans’ ticket prices, and the online discussion is free. But please make sure you book tickets for both.  

The second film up for discussion is the award-winning Bogowie (Gods). Winner of several awards at the Polish Film Festival in 2014, it is a Polish drama based on a true story about the early career of pioneering cardio surgeon Zbigniew Religa

Despite harsh reality of the 1980s Poland, he successfully leads a team of doctors to the country's first human heart transplantation.

Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub

How It Works

Book your tickets to watch the film Bogowiei in our cinema and book a ticket to join the film talk if you would like to. Both can be found in the ‘Book Now’ link on this page.

PLEASE NOTE WE WILL NOT BE SHOWING THE FILM AT THE DISCUSSION ON WED 29 SEPT, SO YOU NEED TO WATCH IT THE DAY BEFORE ON TUES 28 SEPT, 7PM IN OUR CINEMA.  

Don't worry if you're no Zoom expert: it's very simple. We will send you a link by 5pm on the day of the event, and our friendly box office team will be available from 7.30pm to help you get online if you have any problem at all. 

About Michael Brooke

Michel Brook will host the online talk. Michael is a freelance writer specialising in central/Eastern European cinema. He regularly hosts talks for the Polish Cultural Institute as well as being a contributor to the book Polish Cinema Now! (2010).

Social Distancing Notice

Currently we are maintaining social distancing in our cinema, theatre and studios. We are reviewing this weekly in line with our risk assessment and government guidance. As a result, please be aware that we may release additional seats to this show nearer the time and that it may not be socially distanced. We will inform bookers of any change, and it is your right to return your tickets and request a refund at this time. We will continue to request our customers to wear masks.

The film-making is a bit old-fashioned, especially the swelling orchestral score, but it tells a fascinating story well and ably captures a specific time and place in medical history.
4 Stars Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

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