This film is dedicated to a true legend – the Kaskada restaurant in Bydgoszcz, which used to be a symbol of the Old Town, during the period of the Polish People’s Republic.
Despite the fact that the Kaskada was a very-ugly building, which was in line with the then-binding architectural pattern of building concrete facilities in the form of a block, it still remains a cult location for many citizens of Bydgoszcz.
The film by Dariusz Gackowski documents the last period in the history of the Kaskada, but also brings back some archive pictures of the restaurant from its glory days. In the film, it is remembered not only by former clients, but also by artistes, such as poet Zdzisław Pruss, photographer Andrzej Maziec, and Krystyna Bacciarelli from Towarzystwo Miłośników Miasta Bydgoszczy (The Association of Bydgoszcz Enthusiasts). The film portrays archaeological excavations and the moment of Kaskada’s demolition.
The majority of the film was shot in the greasy-spoon café which used to be located on the ground floor of the Kaskada complex.
Poland 2012, 7′
Directed by: Dariusz Gackowski
Produced by: Grupa Filmowa Koloroffon
Tofifest IFF – nomination in the Lokalizacje competition.