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born dead (Jacek Blawet, )
[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… Read more

BOY ON A GALLOPING HORSE, THE (Adam Guzinski, 2006)
“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 Pol… Read more

Cabaret (Andrzej Baranski, 1985)
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

Calvary (Jerzy Hoffman, 1966)
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 Fes… Read more

CAMERA BUFF (Krzsystof Kieslowski, 1979)
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 … Read more

Canaletto, Painter of Warsaw (J. Brzozowski, 1955)
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 w… Read more

Carousel of Lowicz (Jerzy Hoffman, 1959)
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 Oberhause… Read more

CHANCE (Feliks Falk, 1979)
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… Read more

Changing of the Guard (H. Bielinska, W. Haupe, 1959)
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 … Read more

CHILDREN ON STRIKE (Filip Bajon, 1980)
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 childr… Read more

Cinema Verité (Andrzej Warchal, 1979)
A man - when silent, has his eyes covered, when he speaks, a black strip moves down his face. ... Read more

Circus (Wlodzimierz Haupe, 1954)
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 mista… Read more

City (Andrzej Baranski, 1988)
The city presented and represented with its geometry divided and rotated to yield new structures from the old ... Read more

Close To You (Maciek Albrecht, 1994)
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 fil… Read more

Danny Boy (Marek Skrobecki, 2010)
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/201… Read more

DANTON (Andrzej Wajda, 1982)
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, i… Read more

Darling (Izabela Plucinska, 2013)
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 … Read more

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Room (Kuba Czekaj, 2009)
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 Polis… Read more

Don’t Have, Don’t Give (David Turner, 2002)
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 fa… Read more

Eagle's Track (S. Sprudin, W. Wiesiolek, 1953)
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

Echo (Magnus von Horn, 2009)
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 Poli… Read more

EDDIE (Piotr Trzaskalski, 2002)
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 re… Read more

Erecting a Monument (Jerzy Jaraczewski, )
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 wo… Read more

ESSENTIAL KILLING (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010)
"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 coun… Read more

EVERYTHING FOR SALE (Andrzej Wajda, 1968)
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 De… Read more

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