International Competition

The Balcony Movie

Pawel Lozinski
Screening time  
07.04. / Thursday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 2 Ticket
08.04. / Friday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 2  
10.04. / Sunday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 2  

Can anyone be a movie hero? Can the world be locked in one film frame? Director Paweł Łoziński is watching people from his balcony as they are passing by: sad, thoughtful, glued to their phones, young and old. Neighbors, random visitors or simply passers-by. The filmmaker accosts them, asks questions, talks about how they deal with life. Standing there with his camera for over two years he has created a space for dialogue, a lay confessional of sorts, where everyone can stop by and tell their story. The protagonists carry secrets and mysteries and are not easy to label. Every story is unique, and life always surpasses imagination.


Pawel Lozinski

Paweł Łoziński is a director, scriptwriter and producer of documentary and fiction films born in 1965 in Warsaw. He earned his degree from the Film Directing Department of Łódź Film School. His documentary films include Chemo (2009), Kitty, Kitty (2008), Between the Doors (2004), The Way It Is (1999), Sisters (1999), Birthplace (1992). Documentary film Father and Son was screened in the International Competition of 2014 ZagrebDox. For his films, he has won prestigious awards at festivals in Bornholm, Paris, Leipzig and Krakow.

General sponsor

Film balkonowy

2021, 100'

Directed by:
Pawel Lozinski

Screenplay by:
Paweł Łoziński

Paweł Łoziński

Edited by:
Paweł Łoziński, Piasek&Wójcik

Jan Duszyński

Paweł Łoziński

Produced by:
Łoziński Production

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno FF: Grand Prix Semaine de la critique; Prix SRG SSR (2021)
DOK Leipzig: MDR Film Prize (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF (2021)
Trieste FF: Special mention; Audience prize (2022)
FIPADOC: Grand Prix (2022)
CPH:DOX (2022)


Krakow Film Foundation
Katarzyna Wilk