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New Pastures (Stanislav Mozdzenski, 1948)
From the harsh Carpadiian heights sheep are moved on to lower lying pastures. This beautifully shot film shows the varied, two-day journey of the sheep, the dogs and the shepherds. Prizewinner at Can… Read more

Newbie (Tomasz Olejarczyk, 2009)
17-year-old Ania is trying to fit in with a group of risk-taking friends, but getting them to think about what they're doing may require her to up the ante. ... --- ... D/S Tomasz Olejarczyk P Instyt… Read more

NIGHT OF THE SUNFLOWERS, THE (Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo, 2006)
“A bitter view of rural Spanish life rarely matched since Mario Camus' 80s brutal backwoods classic The Holy Innocents.” - Variety Unfurling through six interconnected parts, each pushing a diff… Read more

NIGHT TRAIN (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959)
A certain train with sleeping accommodation starts from a central Polish town long before sunset and arrives at a beach resort on the following morning. During the journey a dramatic event takes plac… Read more

NIGHTWATCHING (Peter Greenaway, 2007)
“Rembrandt is captured in all his joyful, bawdy, self-analyzing ways, prey to passions and capable of real love.” - Variety ... Director Peter Greenaway (The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover… Read more

NO PLACE FOR EVE TO SLEEP (T. Chmielewski, 1957)
A striking illustration of Poland's new place in the top bracket of world cinema, No Place for Eve to Sleep is a nice blend of poetry and parody. ... The film opens with Eve arriving at her boarding … Read more

NOTHING (Dorota Kedzierzawska, 1998)
"Stunningly photographed and thematically provocative, Nothing examines the tragedy of a young Polish mother with too many children and too few choices... writer/director Dorota Kedzierzawska brings … Read more

Oh! Oh! (Bronislaw Zeman, 1973)
A fanciful cartoon about a small island which appears off the sea coast. It offers quite a surprise to the investigators. ... Annecy Animated Film Festival, Jury Prize. ... Read more

Paintings Need Care (Stanislaw Lenartowicz, 1954)
Time is the enemy of paintings, and time of war their greatest enemy. This film describes some of the methods used for restoring works of art. ... Read more

PARADOX LAKE (Przemyslaw Shemie Reut, 2001)
Those who complain that US indie features have lost their edge should embrace Paradox Lake." - Variety ... Selected for both Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals, Paradox Lake follows Matt, a listless … Read more

PASSENGER (Andrzej Munk, 1963)
In September 1961, when Passenger was half finished, Andrzcj Munk was killed in a car accident. The first sequences — in which a woman passenger on a liner is shocked into recollections of Ausc… Read more

PIGGIES (Robert Glinski, 2009)
A disquieting tale of teenage prostitution on the Polish-German border. ... In the early 90s, with the border controls removed between Poland and Western Europe, adolescents in a struggling Polish to… Read more

Polish Rock (Josef Robakowski, 1986)
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Portrait of a House (Witold Giersz, 1967)
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Poste Restante (Marcel ozi ski, 2008)
In the orchestra of the post office some letters are held until the recipient calls for it - even when addressed to a higher power. ... --- ... D/S Marcel ozi ski P Dorota Roszkowska L Polish w/Engli… Read more

Rabbit à la Berlin (Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski, 2009)
The untold story of the wild rabbits that lived in the Death Zone between the Berlin Walls. ... --- ... D/S Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski P Anna Wydra, Heino Deckert WS Deckert Distribution L Germ… Read more

Red and Black (Witold Giersz, 1963)
A bull-fight depicted as a symphony of colours - wittily executed and with thoroughly diverting results. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen Festival; Diploma of Merit, Montevideo Festival. ... Read more

Refrain (Krzsystof Kieslowski, 1972)
This bitter satire undertakes the universal and timeless problem of 'man and office'. Precisely— what is man's place in the world he has created for himself? ... Read more

ROUGH TREATMENT (Andrzej Wajda, 1978)
For close to three decades it seems that no film festival has been complete without a new film by Andrzej Wajda, Poland's greatest director and a film-maker with a seemingly inexhaustible capacity to… Read more

Andrzej, a university drop-out, wakes up one morning, and after strolling through the streets, walks into an army recruiting office and signs up for military service. He is given two hours to pack hi… Read more

Scherzo (K. Nowak, 1973)
During a concert in a beautiful palace, somebody throws into the room a note requesting to close the windows. When this Is done, the gesture is suitably acknowledged. ... Read more

School (Walerian Borowczyk, 1958)
A Polish experimental fantasy about a soldier being trained in military exercises. He does not wear the uniform of any specific nation and the time of action is indefinite. ... Read more

SEE YOU TOMORROW (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)
See You Tomorrow is the first feature film by director Janusz Morgenstern, a graduate of the Polish Film School and still in his twenties. Brilliantly photographed, it embodies a natural urge for exp… Read more

Sexy Lola Automatic (Ryszard Antoniszczak, 1979)
An amusing story of a painted doll doing a strip-tease with the use of a huge machine. ... Read more

SHILLY-SHALLY (Filip Bajon, 1981)
Michal Szmanda, a sick young man, is haunted by nightmares. He recalls a Christmas that he spent at a sanatorium being treated for asthma; then, flashes of a visit paid by Korean children. The night … Read more

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