BARRIER (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1966)

Forty-six years ago, young Polish writer-director Jerzy Skolimowski made Bariera, a film so dazzlingly inventive that nearly every shot surprises and is its own set-piece. Indeed, each sharply cut jewel of a shot here is a metaphor for life in Communist Poland; it is a subversive film then. Stylistically, it reminds me of Buster Keaton’s […]