film screening and discussion

Obsession Mars Helvetica
First Pole on Mars

Screenings of Ju Bellard i Agnieszka Elbanowska films

  • We invite you to a space film event – a screening of two films about the exploration of the planet Mars by the inhabitants of the Earth. The first film Obsession Mars Helvetica, directed by U–jazdowski resident, Swiss visual and sound artist Ju Bellard, refers to the utopian / dystopian vision of the planet's colonization by the Swiss Confederation. First Pole on Mars by Agnieszka Elbanowska, in a different tone, tells about the seemingly unattainable, cosmic dreams of a resident of Cieszęcin.
  • Obsession Mars Helvetica
    • directed by Ju Bellard, Switzerland 2021, 37’
      • Obsession Mars Helvetica has selected you for a new life, elsewhere. In 2019 everything is changing in Europe, the Swiss state has decided to make many resources available for this new programme: a simulation of life on Mars to be able to continue our so perfect system, elsewhere. You have been selected with a hundred other citizens. We thank you for your commitment to us...
      • Inside a bunker, a voice broadcasts this message every morning. Two people have been listening to it for several months. The Swiss Confederation has chosen them to be the saviours of those who remain.
  • First Pole on Mars
    • directed by Agnieszka Elbanowska, Poland 2016, 37'
      • In the Milky Way, on the Solar System’s third planet from the Sun, Kazimierz, aged 68 is mounting a device for communication with the Cosmos. At the same space-time, the fight for participation in the historic Mars One project begins. Kazimierz has a chance of becoming one of the first colonisers of Mars. But first he must overcome some three thousand other applicants…
The residency of Ju Bellard is funded thanks to financial support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia
  • After screening there will be a Q&A with Ju Bellard in English.
  • Tickets 5 zł
  • Obsession Mars Helvetica is in French and will be screened with Polish subtitles.
  • First Pole on Mars is in Polish.