IDFA Special: The Balcony Movie

    • News
    • July 26, 2021
    • By the staff

    On Thursday, September 2, IDFA presents the Dutch premiere of Pawel Lozinski's The Balcony Movie in Pathé Tuschinski in Amsterdam.

    The Balcony Movie

    The Balcony Movie (Balkonowy) is a collection of casual conversations between Lozinski and pedestrians who pass under the balcony of his Warsaw apartment. A cinematic reflection on our current times of social distancing, The Balcony Movie also explores the unique story and character of each individual. Through these conversations, the connection between seemingly separate lives becomes clear, painting a picture of a society bound by its need for social interaction.

    A short introduction by IDFA's artistic director Orwa Nyrabia will begin the evening. After the screening, IDFA presents a Q&A with director Pawl Lozinski, who plans to attend in person.

    Trailer The Balcony Movie


    • Date: Thursday, September 2
    • Location: Pathé Tuschinski (Reguliersbreestraat 26, Amsterdam)
    • Doors open: 18:00
    • Program begins: 18:45
    • End time: ±21:00
    • Admission: €11.50
    • Discount admission for CJP, VPRO members, Friends of IDFA: €8.50

    Testing for admission

    For this event, you must have a valid COVID certificate—an approved document that confirms your health and safety regarding the coronavirus. In the CoronaCheck app, you can generate this certificate in the form of a QR code. You can also get a valid COVID certificate if you have been fully vaccinated, if you have contracted the coronavirus during the last 6 months, or if you have tested negative in the 24 hours before the start of the event. You can find more information via in both Dutch and English.

    Please keep in mind that seating capacity is subject to change pending new measures from the Dutch government. IDFA will keep you updated as necessary. Doors open at 18:00. We ask you to be on time because of the Testen voor Toegang checks.

    How to get there

    Tuschinski is best reached by foot, bike, tram, or metro.

    By tram, you can take line 4 or 14 and get off at the Rembrandtplein stop. You can also take line 24 and get off at the Muntplein stop.

    By metro, you can take line 52 and get off at the Rokin stop. You can also takes line 51, 53, or 54, and get off at the Waterlooplein stop.

    If you arrive by car, there are several parking garages nearby: The Bank (Amstelstraat 12), Stopera (Waterlooplein 28), and Apcoa Prins en Keizer (Prinsengracht 927).


    Visitors in a wheelchair can enter Pathé Tuschinski via the lift next door, at Pathé Arthouse (Reguliersbreestraat 34). Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are available. Tuschinski can provide a telecoil for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing. There is one disabled parking spot on Reguliersdwarsstraat. Click here for extra assistance.


    IDFA Special: The Balcony Movie

    2 Sep 16:45 - 19:00 (18:45 - 21:00 AMS)
    Tuschinski 1

    Event ended

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