“The male your enemy!”*

The first Polish movie we want to watch with You during a series of meetings is:

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It’s 1991, two volunteers, Max and Albert, are hibernated. Because of the nuclear war they wake up in 2044 in a world where men’s genes are destroyed and they are the only men alive. Surrounded only by women they have to survive and convince them that humanity needs men.

The entry for the movie is free.
The subtitles will be in English.
Date: 3 rd March
We start at: 19:00
ul. Reymonta 23
D-8 building at AGH University
Lecture room No.18

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Hope to see you on Thursday, it’s wonderful ocassion to make friends at University
from all over the world, acorrding to CLOSER project aim! What more? There will
be something to drink and popcorn to snack.

All interested, please register and confirm your arrival. Among these people we will draw a prize – ilustrated Wawel Castle’s albums in diffrent languages.

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* Don’t worry it’s only catchy quotation, we are not feminists and it’s not any propagation :)

3 thoughts on “SEXMISSION

    1. Have you seen the movie? I wonder if you liked it. How about leaving a short comment here? If you couldn`t take part in our event and wish to approach to our culture, you should see Sexmission, cause it`s one of our emblematic comedies. Before, you`d better learn a little about it, so to be aware of it`s satirical message, always present in Machulski`s pictures.
      Sexmission is a 34 years old science-fiction comedy. It`s cheerful, dynamic, easy to understand, and what`s more, it`s still present and relevant in Polish language and cultural code. For example, imagine, you`ve been told a cheeky lie. You can replay using this quotation: “Yes, of course! And Copernicus was a woman.”
      As you already know, it`s a movie about two “masculine fossils” found alive in a female only world of the future. A kind of “Brave New World” without toxic male`s inventions: war, liquor, sex. Sudden intrusion of those two “missing link” individuals into a perfectly organized, exclusive society (haft-military, haft-naked) causes a lot of troubles translated into delicious dialogues and situations.
      But attention, because, apart of its humour and curious gender message, it carries a huge political input. The only save place on the Earth, an enormous, modern block house, is a caricature of certain country with its mythology, its enemy (annihilated, but necessary as an ideological reference) and its strict no-feelings, no-ideas, take-a-pill rules.
      We should take a short look at Polish postwar history now. As you probably know, after the World War II, in 1945, our country was included into so called Eastern Bloc. That way Poland lost its sovereignty and became the People`s Republic of Poland (PRL as we use to caal it), fully controlled by the Soviet Union. Despite indoctrination and persecution, the anti-communist opposition never gave up and got really powerful in 1980, when the independent trade union “Solidarity” was born. Although in 1981 martial law was imposed, the democratic movement was growing and finally triumphed in parliamentary election in 1989, bringing a democratic Constitution and restoring the official name of our state: Republic of Poland.
      Sexmission appeared in 1984, time of protests, underground culture, hopes and fears and censorship. Thanks of the brilliant Juliusz Machulski`s conception, an amazing science-fiction comedy, the movie just could not be banned. And Poles got mad about it, everybody wanted to see it, everybody talked about it, everybody laughed remembering his or her favorite passages.
      Is this movie still able to arouse laughters? Do people of our generation find it enjoyable? Does a young audience from abroad like and understand it? We`re waiting for your opinion.

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