The Polish premiere of the film (UN)USUAL MANHATTAN

Saturday, May 21, 6:00 p.m., DCF, Warszawa screening room

The Polish premiere of the film (UN)USUAL MANHATTAN, dir. Filip Janerka

Partners: Museum of Architecture in Wrocław, Honorary Patronage of the Mayor of Wrocław, Pasaż Grunwaldzki

We invite you to the first screening of the documentary about the iconic high-rise buildings located in the Wrocław's Grunwald district and designed by the architect Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak. The film, exploring the unusual skyscrapers from their basements to their roofs, traces the diversity of their residents and the stories hidden in the buildings. We get to know Mrs. Maria, who was once hiding 80 million zlotys in her flat. We also meet the famous photographer Chris Niedenthal – author of the iconic picture taken at “Manhattan”. One of the film protagonists is also the silent architecture itself: the rooms, the corridors, the common room, the staircases, and the shops that create the scenery characteristic of this part of the city.


Filip Janerka – the director of the film, photographer and producer; founder of the Kova Production production house.

Michał Duda – the art historian who has made Wrocław's architecture internationally famous. The author of the essays on Jadwiga Grabowska-Hawrylak's work and the book Patchwork for which he received the prestigious DAM Architectural Book Award.

Chris Niedenthal – a British-Polish photographer, one of the most acclaimed European photojournalists. Awarded the World Press Photo prize in 1986; author of numerous exhibitions.


Lech Moliński