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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 rules of this game. ... Read more
“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 are both affected by the absence of their father, who left years earlier for another woman. When ... Read more
Every shift of gear is a change in mood and style. Forcefully emotive and technically inspired Polish animation ... Read more
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. Forcefully emotive and technically inspired filmmaking. ... Read more
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 "etude" by students from Poland's Higher State Film School. ... Read more
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 he finds his fathers gun. The gun gives him strength and power that changes him. (MJ) ... Read more
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 compensation money, confessing that he had helped the police to catch him. When Kwinto learns that Kramer ... Read more
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, Identification Marks: None. Ten years have passed since Andrzej enlisted in the army and he is ... Read more
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, Identification Marks: None. Ten years have passed since Andre enlisted in the army and he is still ... Read more
“History will judge me.” - Ryszard KukliÅ„ski ... After years of persuasion, filmmaker Dariusz JabloÅ„ski had finally convinced Colonel Ryszard KukliÅ„ski to allow himself to be interviewed, but arrived to discover he had died the night before. What followed lead ... Read more
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. ... Wieslaw is throwing a wedding reception for his daughter, and he has a lot to juggle. With the ... Read more
A film showing a blind child and his difficulties in reading Braille. The child's face reflects and expression of effort. ... Read more
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 upside down. The shocking news: her dad isn't really her dad. Her biological father is a stranger ... Read more
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 his painstaking feature The Tale Of The Fox we see the lengths required to achieve the complex scenes ... Read more
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In sketchy outlines the film refers to the everyday life of working women and ends with an allegorical tableau. ... Read more
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 Poland/USA ... Filmmaker, video artist, animator, effects wizard, visionary music clip director, new media pioneer: Polish-born iconoclast Zbig Rybczynski is all of these. Rybczynski (who now resides in the USA) has been at the forefront of the global development of new ... Read more
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