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THE VIEW FROM MY BALCONY

Summary: 

A psychological study of a family—a father, mother and daughter—waiting for their son and brother, who has been convicted for paedophilia, to come home from prison. Seven years have passed and they're now counting off the days, trying to prepare themselves for his return. Any joy they might feel is deeply hidden beneath their anxiety and fear of the life that awaits the reunited family. The waiting has left its mark on all three of them, isolating them from other people and from one another. They try to deal with their trauma by making absurdly meticulous preparations for the homecoming.

The local community is represented by a nosey neighbour, a friend of the convict's sister, who takes perverse pleasure in spying on the family from her balcony. Why is evil so appealing? Why do people take pleasure in misfortunes of others? What makes them so keen to watch suffering from a safe distance? The play was shortlisted for the Gdynia Dramaturgy Award in 2018.

 

  TRAILER (in polish)

Cast: 

CAST: Agnieszka Skrzypczak, Anna Próchniak, Agnieszka Krukówna, Sławek Orzechowski, Hugo Beszterda, Lena Drab 

AUTHOR: Monika Siara DIRECTOR: Ewa Małecki 

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Wojciech Suleżycki PRODUCTION DESIGN: Agata Przybył COSTUMES: Kamila Zabłocka EDITING: Maciej Szydłowski MUSIC: Grzegorz Łapiński SOUND: Michał Robaczewski PRODUCTION MANAGER: Paweł Mantorski PROGRAM COUNCIL: Zenon Butkiewicz, Krzysztof Domagalik, Maciej Wojtyszko PRODUCER: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

RUNNING TIME: 46'15''

YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018