Tomorrow Will Be Better

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Tomorrow Will Be Better

  1. Sunday, November 2, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Still image from the film Tomorrow Will Be Better
Focusing on orphaned children, their social marginalization, and their hopes and disappointments, Tomorrow Will Be Better (Jutro będzie lepiej) is the story of three boys who try to escape from Ukraine to a better tomorrow in Poland. Their journey allows director Dorota Kędzierzawska (A Time to Die, 2007; Crows, 1994) to show the encounter of two neighboring cultures, mainly from the provincial and rural perspective. Includes brief nudity, as well as alcohol and tobacco use by minors. (2K DCP presentation)

Polish Interiors

Most of the attention in Polish cinema goes to the greats of the older generations (Wajda, Skolimowski, Kieślowski, Holland) or to the bold, flashy cinema of younger directors like Wojciech Smarzowski and Władysław Pasikowski. The Polish Interiors film series presents the work of a generation of filmmakers who came of age during the communist period, but whose directing careers took off in the post-communist Poland of the 1990s. In the period of transition in the 1990s, when most Polish filmmakers were torn between populist and commercial demands and desire to fulfill one’s artistic vision, these directors turned to close examination of social problems and tight portraits of individuals. Their unique visual styles established them as the main voices of post-communist authorial cinema. This series is sponsored by the Polish Studies Center and co-sponsored by Russian and East European Institute and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures.