Camera Buff
11 months
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Camera Buff

Amator

109 mins
8.6 / 10 (3190)
4

Synopsis

Factory worker Filip buys an 8mm movie camera on the occasion of his child’s birth. As it’s the first camera in his town, Filip is named the official photographer by the local Communist Party boss. Soon, amateur film becomes an obsession of his, transforming his modest and formerly contented life.

MUBI's take

Beware the dangers of cinephilia! Krzysztof Kieślowski’s sophomore feature is a riveting study of filmmaking as a tool for telling other people’s stories. Exploring the reality of censorship in Communist Poland, it asks us to reflect on the artist’s social responsibility in trying political times.

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