film screening and discussion

Rear Window

Od–jazd Film Club meeting

  • Rear Window
    • directed by Alfred Hitchcock, USA 1954, 118’
  • A photographer breaks his leg and is confined to a wheelchair. To kill the boredom, he begins to observe the life of his neighbours from his flat window. One day he witnesses a very disturbing event and suspects a murder has been committed in one of the flats. With the help of a friend, he starts an investigation which will lead to one of the most exciting endings in the history of cinema.

    • Alfred Hitchcock, the master of the genre in one of his best films. In a relatively modest staging, he shows the core of his cinema: the tension created with the help of the feverish work of our imagination. The film presents a sensational intrigue and suspense constructed in an exemplary manner together with a self-referential reflection on the essence of cinema as a tool for observing reality. Moving performances of James Stewart and Grace Kelly, the greatest stars of the classical cinema era, make Rear Window a must-see for every film fan.

  • What is scopophilia in the context of film theory?
    • Why did Hitchcock's films revolutionise the notion of thriller?
  • In what way is Rear Window self-referential?
    • We will try to answer these and many other questions together with our club's expert, Piotr Szubra. We invite you to the screening and discussion, during which you will be able to ask questions or share your ideas on how to interpret the film. What do you think Rear Window is about? We want to hear your opinion!
  • Language
    • Film in Polish 
    • Lecture and debate in Polish
  • Screening as part of Film Club {OD–JAZD}.
  • Tickets 5 zł