Double Bill Is Lucyna A Girl? Love Manoeuvres

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Is Lucyna A Girl?

After becoming a licensed engineer abroad, Lucyna comes back to Poland to look for a job. Her father, a wealthy factory-owner, thinks it’s inappropriate for a high-society girl to work. And so, following in the steps of Viola from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, she decides to rename herself Julian and dress and work as a man at her father’s factory. Matters soon become complicated when she meets Żarnowski, a young engineer who she falls in love with. Is Lucyna A Girl? is a classic comedy of errors that still manages to be amusing today.

BBFC rating
N/A
Year
1934
Running time
80 mins
Country
Poland
Format
35mm
Other features
S BW
Director
Julius Gardan
Cast
Jadwiga Smosarska, Eugeniusz Bodo, Mieczyslawa Cwiklinska

Love Manoeuvres

Prince Niko’s family want him to marry Baroness Kolmer. However both young people are against this arranged marriage as they’ve already set their sights on other lovers. To appease their families they both agree to meet. Prince Niko brings along a soldier with whom he plans to swap identities, and likewise Baroness Kolmer switches clothing with her maid. The two sets of partners spend time together end up falling in love, only to real-ise that nobody’s identity was true. A Polish comedy from the interwar era, Love Manoeuvres is a delightful tale of mismatched identity.


Screenings introduced by Michał Pieńkowski from the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute.


Screenings are part of 16th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London (7-29 March, www.kinoteka.org.uk) and 100 Years of Poland regaining Independence celebrations.

BBFC rating
N/A
Year
1935
Running time
62 mins
Country
Poland
Format
Disc
Other features
S BW
Director
Jan Nowina-Przybylski, Konrad Tom
Cast
Tola Mankiewiczówna, Loda Halama, Aleksander Zabczynski

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