Future, The | Przyszłość – dir. Marek Koterski, 1981

date: 04/08/2012 time: 18:30 place: Allianz Cinema film program: retrospective of Marek Koterski artistic program: films

PL | 1981 | 44 min
reż|dir Marek Koterski scen|wr Marek Koterski zdj|ph Krzysztof Tusiewicz muz|mus Unisława Głażewska dys|dis Wytwórnia Filmów Oświatowych


The documentary depicts everyday life of residents of the first in Poland rehabilitation centre for drug addicts, set up in Gloskowo near Garwolin by a clinical psychologist Marek Kotański. Aesthetically austere, deprived of author’s commentary the documentary was filmed in an entirely different manner than earlier documentary impressions i.e. by means of constant observation method. Interviews and footage the crew had been collating for nine months made for an interesting report from a rehab centre, abounding with difficult and harsh moments. The film presented also the therapeutic communities method, unique as it was at that time in Poland (at present MONAR Association runs almost 150 centres in the whole country).