Wolfgang Tillmans recommends:

dir. Todd Haynes
USA, 1995, 119 minutes

Film in the English language version

California housewife Carol White seems to have it all in life: a wealthy husband and a beautiful house. Starting with headaches and leading to a grand-mal seizure, Carol becomes more and more sick, claiming that she’s become sensitive to the common toxins in today’s world: exhaust, fumes, aerosol spray, etc. She pulls back from the sexual advances of her husband and spends her nights alone by the TV or wandering around the outside of her well-protected home like an animal in a cage. Her physician examines her and can find nothing wrong...

“The self-allergic disease of the heroine is a metaphor of our environment, which may also be perceived as a metaphor of AIDS. The film features brilliant Julianne Moore in her debut role.” (Wolfgang Tillmans)

screenings, meetings and discussion held in the multimedia room
entrance from Burschego Street
free entrance

event accompanying the exhibition
  • 19.11.2011 – 29.01.2012
    Wolfgang Tillmans
    Zachęta Ermutigung

    Zachęta Ermutigung, the first individual exhibition in Poland of works by the world famous photographer Wolfgang Tillmans, has been prepared by the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf in cooperation with Zachęta National Gallery of Art.

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