Summer Cinema at MOCAK: The Immigrant
17.08.2018 at 9 pm
From 29 June to 31 August you are invited to evening film screenings related to the exhibition Motherland in Art. The shows take place on Fridays in the MOCAK arcades. All films have Polish subtitles. Admission is free.
Each screening will be preceded by an introduction by the film expert Adrian D. Kowalski, who will be talking about motherland in cinema.
Friday 17 August, 9 pm
directed by James Gray, 2013
In James Gray's The Immigrant, Ewa Cybulski (Marion Cotillard) and her sister sail to New York from their native Poland in search of a new start and the American dream. When they reach Ellis Island, doctors discover that Magda (Angela Sarafyan) is ill, and the two women are separated. Ewa is released onto the mean streets of Manhattan while her sister is quarantined. Alone, with nowhere to turn and desperate to reunite with Magda, Ewa quickly falls prey to Bruno (Joaquin Phoenix), a charming but wicked man who takes her in and forces her into prostitution. The arrival of Orlando (Jeremy Renner) – a dashing stage magician who is also Bruno's cousin – restores her self-belief and hopes for a brighter future, becoming her only chance to escape the nightmare in which she finds herself.