Superjednostka, 2014, 20 min.

Superunit (2014)

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Director Teresa Czepiec
Screenplay Teresa Czepiec
Cinematography Pawel Dyllus
Producer Adam Slesicki


Is it possible to change people’s lives with an idea? Architect Le Corbusier thought that numbers, measures and plans can do just that. He called his buildings “machines for living,” designed to fulfill all of the basic human needs. Superjednostka (Polish for Superunit) in Katowice is one of several trails to bring his idea to life in the XXth Century. Up to 3000 people can live on 15 floors of this huge block. The lifts only stop every three floors so the residents must go through a maze of corridors and stairs in order to get to their flats. The main characters of the documentary are people living in Superjednostka and going through important moments of their lives there. This is where their emotions throb, their expectations engender, and their desires come true…or not.
762 flat doors and 762 stories. We are opening only a few of them.