Gdy Spadaja Anioly... (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 20 min.  |   Countries - Poland  |  
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Roman Polanski made Gdy Spadaja Anioly ( When Angels Fall) as his final project at the State Film School in Lodz, Poland. This short film follows concerns an old woman who works as a bathroom attendant. Filmed in black-and-white, she is shown performing her work duties and sitting in a chair in a grimy men's lavatory. She stares at the various fixtures in the bathroom, daydreaming about her past.. Shown in color, her flashbacks involve a young romance, her infant child, and memories from the war. Starring Jakub Goldberg and Henryk Kluba, both of whom Polanski had previously cast for his short film Two Men and a Wardrobe. Also starring Polanski's then-wife Barbara Kwiatkowska-Lass.

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angel, public-utilities, bathroom, divine-intervention, elderly, memory