The Balcony Movie; a universe on a patch of pavement.

I recently watched a documentary called The Balcony Movie by Polish director Paweł Łoziński.

Paweł films from his balcony as passersby walk across the pavement below as he interrupts them on their walk. The hallmarks of a great director, Paweł is not afraid to go straight for the kill and throw intimate questions from the get go. What is the meaning of life? Who are you as a person? Why do you feel that way?
The film asks for bravery its director, and as a result is rewarded with the bravery of the willing participants. It is in those small moments of simaltaneous courage while showing weakness that we see a whole universe of lives unfold before us, wisom of all sorts on a small patch of pavement.

The Balcony Movie will stay with me for a long while and is testament to the age-old adage, “If you don’t ask, you don’t get.”

Paweł asked, and he most certainly got.