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The Way It Is + The Ukrainian Cleaning Lady

Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

With Paweł Łoziński in person

The Way It Is 
Dir. Paweł Łoziński. 1999, 58 mins. In and around his own apartment in Warsaw, Łoziński explores a year in the lives of his neighbors, particularly Wiesio, a former caretaker who lives in a makeshift hovel next to the garbage disposal. He lives off a disability pension and makes ends meet by digging through the neighborhood disposals. Respectfully attentive and crafted with both affection and honesty, the film is an aching portrait of loneliness and of lives too often rendered invisible by changing times.    

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The Ukrainian Cleaning Lady 
Dir. Paweł Łoziński. 2002, 20 mins. This is an intimate portrait of the filmmaker’s own cleaning lady, a single mother who left her native Ukraine seeking a better life. She labors, sings, takes Polish lessons from Lozinski, for whom she consents to be filmed, radiating good humor, endurance, and unguarded melancholy. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.