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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 Cannes 1949. ... Read more
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 Instytut Promocji Edukacji, Wydawnictwo Pedagogiczne OPERON, TVP S.A WS Krakow Film Foundation L Polish ... Read more
“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 different character to the fore, The Night of the Sunflowers is a gripping and impeccably acted thriller ... Read more
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 place in two compartments, Marthe and her estranged sweetheart Staszek are involved; so are a surgeon ... Read more
“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) returns with an exploration of greed, lust and art with Nightwatching, the story of Rembrandt and ... Read more
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 school one morning only to find that it ill officially closed. The caretaker won't let her in and ... Read more
"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 a distinctive eye and precise feel for the interplay between the light world of youngsters and the ... Read more
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
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
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 young New Yorker. His life takes a strange new direction when he volunteers to assist at a summer ... Read more
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 Auschwitz — were never completed and are sketched in with production photo graphs and stills: the ... Read more
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 town find a way to get a piece of the affluence to be found just across the river in Germany - by ... Read more
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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/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... --- ... D/S Marcel ozi ski P Dorota Roszkowska L Polish w/English ... Read more
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 German w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2009 ... --- ... D/S Bartek Konopka, Piotr Rosolowski P Anna ... Read more
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
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
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 renew his themes and styles. In recent years the rich historical tableau of Land of Promise was ... 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 his things and make his farewells before reporting for duty. During this brief period, he wanders ... Read more
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
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 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 experiment and a genuine sense of film style. It is the story of a young romance that goes astray. Set ... Read more
An amusing story of a painted doll doing a strip-tease with the use of a huge machine. ... Read more
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 is coming. Michal eavesdrops on his mother and sister talking about a retirement money cheque cut up ... Read more
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