Contemporary Polish Cinema
Chrzciny [The Christening]

Salt Beyoğlu

November 22, 2023 19.00

The Christening 4 <i>Chrzciny</i> [Vaftiz] (2022) filminden bir kare  
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Still from Chrzciny [The Christening] (2022)
©Galapagos Films
Chrzciny [The Christening] (2022)
Director: Jakub Skoczeń
Cast: Katarzyna Figura, Maciej Musiałowski, Tomasz Schuchardt, Michał Żurawski
88 minutes
Polish; Turkish subtitles

December, 1981. Marianna, a zealous Catholic, seizes the opportunity of a family celebration to reconcile her long-feuding children: the baptism of her youngest grandson. However, her plans are unexpectedly disrupted when General Jaruzelski declares martial law that day. Undeterred in her resolve to bring her family together, Marianna shields her children from the harsh reality of the country’s situation. What may seem like a minor deception sets off a chain of unforeseen events that become increasingly challenging to control.

The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 22 at 19.00 in the Walk-in Cinema.

Jakub Skoczeń graduated from the Łódź Film School. His films and documentary series include Żuławski o Żuławskim [Żuławski on Żuławski] (2000), Lech Janerka (1997), and Profesor Religa (1993).

Limited seats. No reservations.

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019, films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.