Come December, festive lights, music and adverts make us all suitably emotional about Christmas before the actual day, when the reality often involves getting annoyed with everyone after just an hour in the same room. This year there is an unexpected hit making millions of people teary: a commercial about – wait for it – the experience of migration.
The three-minute-long film, entitled Angielski, was made for Allegro, an online auction website in Poland, and tells the story of an elderly Polish man named Robert who is beginning to learn English. The camera accompanies him taking his first steps, trying to painfully learn the basics – “I am; you are; he/she is” – and peppering his house with Post-it notes to expand vocabulary beyond the rather unparliamentary phrases he learned from a TV action movie.
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