Also known as ‘Life Is Beautiful’ (both titles are ironic) this Polish film, made by a student at the famous Lodz Film School, has been shown at many film festivals. It is an intellectual and powerful attack on a civilisation which feeds on war and threat of war. Medieval death dances, concentration camps, and pop songs: a shattering juxtaposition of contradicting elements. The ending is eloquent in an unforgettable way.
This film was made in 1958, in black and white, so the film and sound quality is not to modern standards. This should not diminish its impact.
This programme can be rented on our Video on Demand system for £1.50 For this you can view as often as you like within a 48 hour period of your own choosing.