Friday, 29.11.2019, 18.30
Filmforum im Museum Ludwig
18:30: Opening with musical contribution
19:00: Film start
Documentary, D/PL/CH 2019, 108 min.
Director: Andreas Hoessli
With: Amir Hassan Cheheltan, Kamal Tabrizi, Masoumeh Ebtekar and others
Narrator: Bruno Ganz
1979/1980: While in Iran a millennia-old model of rule – the Shah – is overthrown, in Poland the Solidarność movement rises up against the communist system. The Swiss Andreas Hoessli got to know the reporter Ryszard Kapuściński, who reported on the revolution in Iran, as a research fellow in Poland. Kapuściński’s notes are the starting point for a many-voiced and film essay rich in allusions, for which Hoessli travels to Poland and Iran to meet contemporary witnesses and later generations. He also takes up the reports of the Polish secret service about himself.
The commentary is spoken by Bruno Ganz in his last film appearance!
Followed by a discussion!