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Films From Poland

[Born Dead] is Jacek Blawut's powerful and intimate observation of Robert Jurczyga, a 23-year-old man incarcerated in remand centres since he was just 15. Close to his release date, Robert volunteers as a carer in the Duet Rehabilitation Programme, initiated by the Krakow Penitentiary and a local ... Read more
“Every scene hangs like a painting.” - Indiewire In an attempt to cure his crippling writer's block, author Jerzy moves his photographer wife Maria and their seven year-old son Jasiek to the Polish countryside. When his literary crisis continues, the strain on their finances becomes a strain on ... Read more
While attempting to utilise the conventions of cabaret, Cabaret juxtaposes the social and economic conditions of Germany under the Third Reich, and the stylistics of popular cultures at the time. ... Read more
Scenes of religious fervour at the centuries old Passion Play enacted each year near Cracow, are juxtaposed with the tumult and clatter of the hawkers and entertainers. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
The Polish cinema has produced new directors in recent years who have started to make films in which one can find some genuine and positive contemporary social criticism. Led by Krzysztof Zanussi, a set of new talents has emerged that is winning prizes and audiences around the world. ... Camera ... Read more
In the eighteenth century, Bernardo Belloto. called Canaletto, arrived in Warsaw. He settled down in his adopted city and recorded its life and its buildings carefully on his canvas. ... It was the work of Canaletto that enabled architects and builders of modern Poland to reconstruct their Warsaw ... Read more
The area around Lowicz is famous for its beautiful regional costumes and this film is about the annual folklore festival held in that city. A Polish documentary which won distinction at the Oberhausen Festival. ... Read more
Krzysztof Janota, the discharged coach of a third-league sports club, comes to a high school in a medium- sized city and takes the job of physical education teacher. He quickly ... becomes aware that physical education has been neglected and decides to take steps to get students and staff ... Read more
An entrancing little safety warning on the dangers of fire. The action of the film is laid in a fairy kingdom where the King and his subjects are matches. A soldier of the Royal Guards' love for the King's daughter literally sets their world on fire. ... Read more
In 1901, when part of Poland was subject to German rule, a group of ... schoolchildren (abetted by a local priest) refused to recite the catechism in German. This film recounts the tale of the children's defiance and, naturally, serves as an allegory of Poland's current position. ... "Bajon finds ... Read more
A man - when silent, has his eyes covered, when he speaks, a black strip moves down his face. ... Read more
A puppet film about five children in a Circus &ndash: a Chinese, an Indian, a Polynesian, a Negro and a Polish boy &ndash: who treat the audience to an exhibition of see &ndash: saw jumping. By mistake, the little Negro is catapulted through the tent and gets stuck on the moon. His friends build a ... Read more
The city presented and represented with its geometry divided and rotated to yield new structures from the old ... Read more
The jazz-singer and Mr Art-ln-Public-Piaces have spotted each other in the bustle of down town Bigcity. It was love at first sight. The only question is—will they find each other before the film ends? ... Read more
Sadness and alienation fill a young poet's heart, but is there another who may give him hope? ... --- ... D/S Marek Skrobecki P Luc Toutounghi, Zbigniew Zmudzki WS SE-MA-FOR L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Marek Skrobecki P Luc Toutounghi, Zbigniew Zmudzki WS SE-MA-FOR L no dialogue TD ... Read more
Andrzej Wajda's latest film, a French and Polish co-production, is based on a Polish play of the 1930s by Stanislawa Przybyszewska,' 'The Danton Affair'', which attempts to dramatise the emotional, intellectual and political differences between the two titans of the French Revolution, Georges ... Read more
A woman wakes up having lost her memory and can't even remember her husband, who is lying next to her. A sensitive portrayal of mental illness, loss, intimacy, helplessness and hope. ... D/S Izabela Plucinska P Robert Kern, Izabela Plucinska WS Krakow Film Foundation L German w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
Lata tends to put her dad up on a pedestal, but as Father's Day approaches all the secrets he's hiding threaten to bring him down. ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L Polish w/English subtitles TD HDCAM/2009 ... --- ... D/S Kuba Czekaj P Ewa Jastrz bska WS Munk Studio L ... Read more
A writer returns to his hometown in the Polish rust belt, rekindling an old sibling rivalry. No one is what they seem in this beautifully observed study of the tension between personal freedom and familial duty. ... Read more
The high Tatra Mountains have become the climbing and ski grounds of Poland. The film describes the journey of a party of mountaineers to one of the highest peaks. ... Read more
The powerful echo of two schoolboys' actions resonates as they reconstruct their crime and relive the pain of what they have done. ... --- ... D/S Magnus von Horn P Polish National Film School L Polish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2009 ... --- ... D/S Magnus von Horn P Polish National Film School L ... Read more
Winner of three prizes at the Berlin Film Festival and Poland's 2003 Oscar contender this film belongs to Henryk Golebiewski as Eddie. It's difficult to believe that this wizened, goblin-faced man really isn't homeless in a grim, ruthless modern-day Poland. As his powerfully persuasive performance ... Read more
For three years, Jan Stach, farmer from the village of Znamuowice built a stone bridge over a 25 metre long gorge with his own hands. ... It was his only way of establishing communication with the world after the village was cut off when an artificial lake flooded the only road out. ... Read more
"Intriguing and disturbing, made with tremendous confidence and conviction." - Guardian ... Vincent Gallo stars as an unnamed Taliban soldier, captured and flown to a mysterious eastern European country for interrogation. A quirk of fate sees him escape, but he grows increasingly desperate as his ... Read more
The boy in dark glasses who was hero of Andrzej WajtIa`s film. Ashes and Difttrtottrls, was played by Zbigniew Cybulski. The actor and the part he created became a legend, not unlike that of James Dean. Then in 'l966 Cybulski was killed when he was running for a train and fell under it. This is n ... Read more
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