An unusual event interrupts the screening of a new Polish film at “Wolność” / “Liberty” cinema: actors rebel, refusing to play false, stupefying roles, and start drawing the audience into side conversations. Representatives of an official commission, who are present among the audience, try to control the rebellion. People flock around the cinema and the authorities wonder how to tackle the situation. A censor – once a poet, literary critic and journalist – arrives and, driven by love for Małgorzata, the film heroine, crosses the screen and starts talking to her. The actress thanks him for a good review of many years ago and expresses her disapproval of his current job. Disappointed, the censor returns to reality, but now a different man, he resolves to give up the censor’s position, realizing that it is the cause of his enslavement.
Meanwhile the decision-makers want to burn the copy of the film. Actors run away from the screen to the roof. Out of solidarity, the censor also moves to the other side of the screen so that he can die with the rebels. Once there, however, he is accosted by various film characters he has once cut out… —Culture.pl