Barrier (Bariera)

Part of The Cinema of Jerzy Skolimowski
Saturday, June 18, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Dir. Jerzy Skolimowski. 1966, 77 mins.

35mm print courtesy of the Polish Cultural Institute. With Joanna Szczerbic, Jan Nowicki, Andrzej Herder. A medical student tries to diagnose his alienation, in this psychological fantasia that explores its themes of romance and the generation gap with inventiveness and bursts of slapstick and jazz. “Barrier has the exuberance of a youthful work,” wrote Bosley Crowther in the New York Times.

Free with Museum admission.

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