Second Run to release Ryszard Bugajski’s Palme d’Or nominated ‘INTERROGATION’ on World Premiere Blu-ray

Second Run will release Ryszard Bugajski‘s powerful, Palme d’Or nominated 1982 film, INTERROGATION (Przesłuchanie), on World Premiere Blu-ray on 18 September 2023.

Based on true events, and reflecting the Stalinist terror of the early 1950s, Bugajski’s harrowing film was banned under martial law in Poland, but survived and thrived on underground VHS through a copy smuggled out by the director at great personal risk.

Tonia (Krystyna Janda), a cabaret singer, is imprisoned without explanation. Days become months, varied only by the persuasion, intimidation and torture of relentless interrogations. Janda’s outstanding depiction of a woman who finds strength and heroism in the face of torture and internment, takes you to places few films are willing to explore.

INTERROGATION was finally officially released in 1990 to great international acclaim, – including the ‘Best Actress’ Award for Krystyna Janda at the Cannes Film Festival.

Blu-ray Special Features:

• Interrogation (Przesłuchanie, 1982) presented complete and uncut from an HD transfer of the new 2K restoration of the film produced by WFDiF, Poland.

• Ryszard Bugajski on ‘Interrogation’: an in-depth 2005 interview with the late director in which he discusses the film’s contextual history, its production, the controversy surrounding its release and its eventual withdrawal and banning by Polish authorities.

• 40-page booklet with writing on the film by Michael Szporer, and the complete transcript of the 1982 hearing before the so-called ‘co-laudation commission’ ahead of the film’s suppression.

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• World premiere release on Blu-ray.

• Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).


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