"BOYLESQUE" TO OPEN THE OFF CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL
BOYLESQUE | dir.
Bogna Kowalczyk, Poland 2022, 70’
18 Oct. | 6:00 p.m. | Grand Hall
The screening will be followed by a meeting with the director Bogna Kowalczyk.
Lulla la Polaca (born in 1938) is the oldest Polish drag queen. Andrzej, a man who has always fought for the right to freedom of expression in spite of the prevailing climate in the Polish country, hides behind this stage persona. In the film, we explore his more private impersonation: a sensitive man and a dreamer. Andrzej is someone who knows how to enjoy life and is quite at ease in the world of dating sites, yet he is also a man immersed in the past, slowly preparing for death. However, he does so with a great deal of fantasy and self-irony, treating his performance in front of the camera like another bravura performance.