France, Poland / 2007 / 52'
“Our Street” is in Poland, in the city Lodz, which is far from what it used to be during the communist regime. It is a place where Old Europe meets New Europe. Right under the windows of the apartment inhabited by a Polish family of workers, who have lived there for five generations, a French investor built the Manufaktura, the largest shopping and entertainment centre in Central Europe. The centre has been built on the ruins of an industrial site, where all the members of the Furmanczyk family used to work in the times when Lodz was considered „the promised land”, one of the most prosperous European cities. The film documents the life of the Furmanczyks for three years, covering the period of Poland’s adhering to the EU and the opening of the centre. There is every-day struggle and few moments of happiness in a world of confusing economic changes.
Marcin Latallo was born in Warsaw, Poland, 1967. Director, producer and cameraman, studied directing at the “National Film School” and cinematography at the “Lodz Film School”. Collaborated with Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland and Krzysztof Kieślowski. Directed short films and documentaries.