The UK premiere of Lech Majewski’s new film, screening at the National Gallery this Saturday 24 May, 2:30pm start as part of the 12th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival.
A distinguished and leading light, in both visual arts and filmmaking, award-winning artist Lech Majewski returns to the National Gallery to premiere his latest project, Field of Dogs, the follow up to his multi-layered visual tapestry, The Mill and The Cross, inspired by Pietr Bruegel’s Way To Calvary, which screened to a sold out audience at Kinoteka in 2012. In Field of Dogs a father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping the tiles; Niagara falls onto a cathedral altar. These are visions of Adam, a poet who has lost his beloved in a car crash, and who gives up his job as professor of literature to work at a supermarket. Set in 2010, the year of the plane crash in Russia that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski, a national tragedy imposes on a personal one.
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
The National Gallery