Neon

Le insegne al neon sono state espressione di libertà artistica e parte del paesaggio urbano che distingue Varsavia dalle altre città europee. Il documentario ne racconta la storia dal periodo pre-bellico ai tempi moderni. Crea una panoramica delle insegne al neon che illuminavano le strade della città prima della seconda guerra mondiale, descrive il loro uso e ruolo ai tempi del realismo sociale nel contesto storico e politico, e descrive quanto è successo dal 1989.

Neon signs were an expression of artistic freedom and a component of the urban landscape which distinguishes Warsaw from other European cities. The documentary film recounts their history from the pre-War period to modern times. It creates an overview of the neon signs which illuminated streets of the city before the Second World War, depicts the use and role of neon signs in the times of social realism in the context of history and politics, and describes what has happened to them since 1989.

Film profile

Director: Eric Bednarski
Script: Eric Bednarski
Director of photography: Jacek Knopp,Andrzej Wojciechowski,Tomasz Król,Michał Pałka-Keff
Editing: Rafał Samborski, Katarzyna Zajączkawska
Music: Daniel Bloom
Sound: Jacek Nowakowski
Country: Poland
Year: 2014
Duration: 52’
Scheduled for MDFF 2015
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