"Beats of Freedom" is a captivating film about the birth of rock music in Poland. In the times when life was controlled by the communist regime, music became an extremely powerful phenomenon. The Iron Curtain could not stop rock music, thanks to which young people could find their space of freedom. From the very beginning, Polish rock stood in opposition to the reality. The songs broke stereotypes and formed bonds among people. One particular freedom enclave was the festival in Jarocin, colourfully shown in the film thanks to previously unpublished archival materials.
Political Dress shares the experiences of those who were singled out as ideological "saboteurs" by the socialist authorities. The documentary presents the stories and opinions of stylish personalities of the day, including photographer Tadeusz Rolke, designer Barbara Hoff, writer Janusz Głowacki, "Biba fashion" founder Barbara Hulanicki, musician Tomek Lipiński and painter Wilhelm Sasnal. The film explores a socialist republic in various stages and changes in its approach to fashion. From hard-headed Stalinist times, when colorful socks could get you reprimanded by the militia, through a fascination with Parisian style of the '60s, the progressive propaganda and flower children of the '70s, up to the martial law period and the punk-rock '80s.
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