Journalist Jerzy Michałowski (Zbigniew Zapasiewicz) is top dog in his rough and tumble profession, but his post and privileges are taken away after he raises the issue of freedom of the press on a major television talk show. When his wife announces she’s leaving him for a younger, more radical colleague, Jerzy starts to reflect on the constant compromises that have defined his life and career. With a script by Agnieszka Holland and Wajda, Rough Treatment does for contemporary Poland what Man of Marble did for the recent past: reveal the everyday dishonesty and hypocrisy that holds the system together.

Please note that all screenings of this film will take place in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center.