- I Don’t Like Mondays
November 10 at 4:00 p.m.
West Building Lecture Hall
Introduced by Gabriel M. Paletz
A Western businessman gets ensnared in a series of absurd mishaps in this lighthearted, critical, and lyrical film about an ordinary day in socialist Poland. The film’s peculiar magic turns a dysfunctional Warsaw into a slapstick playground, with a physical humor and episodic structure recalling Jacques Tati’s Playtime, while exposing the far from ideal conditions—heroic workers who booze and snooze through the day, interminable construction, shortages, and the uncivil public services that populated socialist perfection. (Tadeusz Chmielewski, 1971, subtitles, 99 minutes)
courtesy Studio KADR