Has continues his preoccupation with the relationship between cinema and literature in his darkly funny third feature, about a sickly writer and the overcrowded single-room apartment he shares with a motley assortment of acquaintances and near-strangers in 1930s Warsaw. Evoking an altogether different kind of claustrophobia than in The Noose, One Room Tenants pays a kind of cynical tribute to the dreams and desires of Poles before the catastrophe of World War II. 

Screening with:
My Town
Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1950, Poland, 7m
Perhaps Has’s most personal film: a documentary portrait of his hometown of Kraków, on the eve of his departure from the city.