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Tournament (Wl. Nehrebecki, 1959)
A puppet film. The White King and the Black King are rivals, each trying to win the hand of a beautiful princess. They quarrel, mobilize their armies and battle on a chess board according to the rule… Read more

TRICKS (Andrzej Jakimowski, 2007)
“A pitch-perfect portrait of working class life in a provincial town and of growing up as the much younger brother of an adored older sister.” - Variety ... Stefek and his much older sister Elka … Read more

Tuning (, )
Every shift of gear is a change in mood and style. Forcefully emotive and technically inspired Polish animation ... Read more

Tuning Instruments (Jerzy Kucia, 2000)
Described by its maker as 'film poetry'. Tuning Instruments is driven by a haunting, dissonant soundscape and ceaseless­ly morphing images where every shift of gear is a change in mood and style.… Read more

Two Men and a Wardrobe (Jakub Dreyer, 1958)
Two men carrying a large wardrobe emerge from the sea. The adventures of the trio, while looking for food and lodgings, are told in this unusual experimental film, described by its producers as an "e… Read more

Two Men and a Wardrobe (Roman Polanski, 1958)
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Two Minus One (Jonathan Richardson, 1995)
Michael is a young Polish boy who escapes from his unhappy family life and his insensitive father into his own world of dreams. One night as he searches for his pet mouse while his parents are asleep… Read more

VA BANQUE (Juliusz Machulski, 1981)
After having finished his prison term, ... the famous safe-breaker Kwinto wants ... to forget his past and become a musician. His former partner, Kramer, who now owns a bank, offers Kwinto compensati… Read more

WALKOVER (Jerzy Skolimowski , 1965)
Walkover, the original Polish title of this film, is an English expression meaning "an easy victory". Though an entity in itself, in a sense this film is a continuation of Skolimowski's earlier film,… Read more

WALKOVER (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1965)
Walkover, the original Polish title of this film, is an English expression meaning "an easy victory". Though an entity in itself, in a sense this film is a continuation of Skolimowski's earlier film,… Read more

WAR GAMES AND THE MAN WHO STOPPED THEM (Dariusz Jab o ski, 2008)
“History will judge me.” - Ryszard KukliÅ„ski ... After years of persuasion, filmmaker Dariusz JabloÅ„ski had finally convinced Colonel Ryszard KukliÅ„ski to allow h… Read more

Wedding, The (Wojtek Smarzowski, 2004)
Described by its director as "a simple, very Polish story", [The Wedding] features barbarous drinking, family feuding, general depravity and the corruption of all social principles and institutions. … Read more

Window (Piotr Andrejew, 1979)
A film showing a blind child and his difficulties in reading Braille. The child's face reflects and expression of effort. ... Read more

WINTER'S DAUGHTER (Johannes Schmid, 2011)
A touching story about a young girl determined to track down her biological father. ... Eleven-year-old Kattaka is celebrating Christmas with her parents when an unexpected phone call turns her world… Read more

Wladislaw Starewicz (Wadim Berestowski, 1986)
A 1986 examination of the master animator, his life, times and work. Long overdue, this documentary covers his pioneering and dedicated work. From his initial scientific films animating insects to hi… Read more

Women Workers (Irena Kamienska, )
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Working Women (Piotr Szulkin, 1978)
In sketchy outlines the film refers to the everyday life of working women and ends with an allegorical tableau. ... Read more

Wyscig (Marek Serafinski, 1989)
Fanfares sound, the chairman cuts the ribbon and the great race begins. There is a ruthless struggle between the competitors. Humorous Polish pixillation with a comic twist. (J.S.) ... Read more

ZBIG RYBCZYNSKI VISIONary (Zbigniew Rybczynski, 2004)
Zbig Rybczynski VISIONary Poland/USA ... Filmmaker, video artist, animator, effects wizard, visionary music clip director, new media pioneer: Polish-born iconoclast Zbig Rybczynski is all of these. R… Read more

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