Program

01:11
  • KONKURS FILMÓW MIKROBUDŻETOWYCH
  • 104 min

A young doctor, Tomek, is woken up in the middle of the night by a dead call. This seemingly unimportant event gradually gains significance. It turns into a recurring motif and in a way strips Tomek’s life from the illusions surrounding it, layer by layer. It is like an alarm clock pulling the man into action as he aims at unravelling a mysterious crime. The film is a gateway leading to a place where we get a chance to bring the disrupted circle of unfinished affairs to a closure. It is up to us if we want to cross the threshold. It is also a story about searching for yourself at the borderline between two worlds: that of the living and that of the dead.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Miron Wojdyło

directed by: Miron Wojdyło

written by: Tomasz Jasiński

director of photography: Sławomir Bergański

music: Magdalena Sowul

production design: Katarzyna Małek

costume design: Małgorzata Długosz

make-up: Marzena Szczepaniak-Drozd

sound: Artur Kuczkowski, Jarosław Czernichowski

edited by: Witold Chomiński

casting by: Paula Bartoszewicz

cast: Ewelina Paszke-Lowitzsch, Piotr Żurawski, Honorata Witańska, Katarzyna Dąbrowska, Grzegorz Stosz, Robert Gonera

production: POP-TV

producer: Agnieszka Papiewska

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

production manager: Andrzej Stachecki

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

  • KONCERT
  • 1 min
No End
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 103 min

It’s 1982. Late lawyer Antoni Zyro comes back home after his funeral to accompany living relatives and occasionally interfere with their affairs. The case Zyro had been preparing for was taken over Labrador, who tells the accused what to say in court regardless of what the young workman actually thinks. Antoni’s wife, Urszula, has completely fallen apart after her husband’s death. It seems that no one can help her.

direction:

Krzysztof Kieślowski

directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski,

written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

director of photography: Jacek Petrycki

music: Zbigniew Preisner

production design: Allan Starski

costume design: Wiesława Starska

make-up: Maria Dziewulska

sound: Michał Żarnecki

edited by: Krystyna Rutkowska

cast: Grażyna Szapołowska, Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Artur Barciś

production: Zespół Filmowy Tor

production manager: Ryszard Chutkowski

Autumn Girl
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 105 min

Warsaw, the 1960s. Millions of Poles take their seats in front of their black and white screens.

Suddenly, someone catches their eye. It is Kalina Jędrusik – the phenomenal actress and singer who brings some colour to the otherwise colourless reality. She teases with her charm and sex appeal. She galvanises men and appals women. The top sex bomb of the Polish People’s Republic and the Polish Merilyn Monroe.

Kalina refuses to follow the female model of those times. She lives on her own terms, which does not always play well with the prim society and some influential people in the authorities. Numerous scandals, living in a love triangle with her husband Stanisław Dygat and Lucek, her controversial statements and her attires oozing sex appeal make people see her as the top scandalising personality in the country. Little do they know that the biggest scandal starring Kalina is yet to begin…

Autumn Girl is an important fragment in the life of Jędrusik, who is one of the greatest Polish pop culture icons. It is a story of the shine, shadows, ups and downs of her dizzying career as the events of Jędrusik’s life are accompanied by an atmosphere of crazed fun in the upper echelons of society.

direction:

Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

directed by: Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

written by: Patrycja Mnich, Katarzyna Klimkiewicz

director of photography: Weronika Bilska

music: Radek Luka

production design: Wojciech Żogała

costume design: Anna Imiela-Szcześniak

make-up: Janusz Kaleja, Ewa Kowalewska

sound: Robert Czyżewicz, Maciej Pawłowski

edited by: Ireneusz Grzyb

casting by: Marta Kownacka

cast: Maria Dębska, Leszek Lichota, Katarzyna Obidzińska, Wiktoria Filus, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Krzysztof Zalewski

production: RE Studio

producenci: Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś

co-produced by: TVP, Next Film, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Chimney Poland, DI Factory, Aeroplan Studios

executive producer: Ewa Jastrzębska

production manager: Sylwia Rajdaszka

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Next Film

Hitler's Aunt
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 73 min

The 1940s. Together with his sons, Leon is working on the Vistula River as a sand miner. One day they help out a woman and her little daughter out of the water. They turn out to be Jewish and to have fled Warsaw where they could no longer hide. Leon begins his heroic fight for their survival. He gives them shelter in his house, while risking his whole family’s life.

direction:

Michał Rogalski

directed by: Michał Rogalski

written by: Wojciech Tomczyk

director of photography: Maciej Lisiecki PSC

music: Piotr Komorowski

 production design: Karina Baran

costume design: Wanda Kowalska, Paweł Grabarczyk

make-up: Patrycja Puławska, Anna Kołyga

sound: Sebastian Kordasz, Dariusz Stanek

edited by: Tomasz Ciesielski PSM

cast: Marta Ścisłowicz, Piotr Kaźmierczak, Joanna Gonschorek, Juliusz Krzysztof Warunek

production: Telewizja Polska

producer: Krystyna Świeca

executive producer: Michał Kwieciński

production manager: Magdalena Badura

distributed by: Telewizja Polska

Touching the Icon
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 29 min

An ethnographer originating from Kashubia comes back to her home region to explore folk religion. She knows her well from home, but in adult life, she has cut herself off from her. Then, she meets young Kashubians motivated to save the tradition of bowing and dancing with holy paintings. They’re preparing to hold a feretron weighing over 100kg on their shoulders for the pilgrimage. Physical weakness and the necessity to learn the tradition from YouTube make them realise they might have bitten more than they can chew.

direction:

Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

directed by: Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

written by: Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska

director of photography: Barbara Ostrowska, Sławomir Witek, Wojciech Ostrowski, Olga Blumczyńska, Robert Włodarski, Przemysław Snopek

music: Radosław Kruszyna

sound: Piotr Pastuszak, Olga Blumczyńska, Barbara Ostrowska, Robert Włodarski, Studio Ton

edited by: Agata Cierniak

cast: Natalia Kleina, Angelika Czoska, Nina Kaźmierczak, Anna Zielecka, Mariola Baranowska, Dominika Dopke, Amelia Przytulska, Emilia Plichta, Paulina Kreft, Paweł Zaborowski, Adrian Olender, Robert Literski, Błażej Bottcher, Małgorzata Kleina, Katarzyna Kleina, Marek Kłosowski, Mateusz Kubiszewski, Olga Blumczyńska (głos)

producer: Muzeum Narodowe w Gdańsku

The Day I Found a Girl in the Trash
  • KONKURS FILMÓW MIKROBUDŻETOWYCH
  • 98 min

In the near future an indifferent activist announces that at midnight on New Year’s Eve he is going to commit suicide in protest against the renewed slavery system in Poland. His plan is put on hold the moment he finds an abandoned slave woman in the trash and decides to help set her free.

direction:

Michał Krzywicki

directed by: Michał Krzywicki

written by: Dagmara Brodziak, Michał Krzywicki

director of photography: Łukasz Suchocki

music: Krzysztof A. Janczak

production design: Oliwia Waligóra

costume design: Katarzyna Sałdak

make-up: Olga Maśnica

sound: Bartosz Putkiewicz

edited by: Agnieszka Białek-Zaborowska

casting by: Ewa Łepecka

cast: Dagmara Brodziak, Michał Krzywicki

production: Wonder Woman Production

producer: Natalia Bednarska

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

production manager: Natalia Bednarska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski. The Statesman
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 50 min

Eugeniusz Kwiatkowski is a widely forgotten politician and economic activist who greatly contributed to Poland’s growth. Where did he come from? What is the secret to this phenomenon of a man whose initiatives form the basis of the Polish economy to this day? Why was he so ruthlessly banished from public life? The time between 1945, when Kwiatkowski’s strong motivation to work for his homeland made him listen to nobody and return to Poland, and 1948, when he was evicted from public life once and for all and forbidden travel to the seaside or visit his beloved Gdynia, make for the most intense period of his eventful life.Those three years reflecting all Polish dilemmas form the backbone of the film.

direction:

Mirosław Bork

directed by: Mirosław Bork

written by: Mirosław Bork

director of photography: Andrzej Adamczak, Piotr Janczar, Yuriy Dankevych, Paweł Nurkowski (zdjęcia lotnicze)

music: Marek Kuczyński

sound: Sławomir Pietrzyk

edited by: Mariusz Tytoń

cast: Julita Maciejewicz-Ryś, Ewa Obrąpalska, Andrzej Szlęzak, Marek Wiatrowicz, Marek Drozdowski, Andrzej Romanowski, Tadeusz Stegner

production: Telewizja Polska, New Format

executive producer: Mirosław Bork

production managers: Magdalena Jóźwiak, Renata Łukasiak

co-financed by: Gdyński Fundusz Filmowy

Shorts - Set I - The Last Room on the Left, Headfish, Delivery, Brother the Fisherman
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 98 min

The Last Room on the Left

A young boy rents a room. The owner, a little detached from reality, shows him around the house. The place is neglected, and with each housemate, it’s getting weirder and weirder.The boy wants to leave, but it won’t be that easy.

Headfish

A gloomy milking parlour filled with sounds of Bach concertos coming from wheezing loudspeakers is everyday life of Eryk, a milker at the Milky Paradise cooperative. Eryk is a boy who gave up his career as a photographer and moved to an industrial town, far from his family and friends. He met Marissa, a prostitute at a crummy night club. They became friends. They both want to find their place on earth.

The film is the director’s debut.

Delivery

Alicja is counting weeks to the birth of her daughter. She’s looking forward not only to her child but also to her husband, who works abroad. Oksana, a young Ukrainian, arrives to help her bring the long-awaited daughter to the world, but their life under the same roof is becoming harder than they expected. The tension grows. Hour by hour, envy, fear and uncertainty intensify.

Brother the Fisherman

Somewhere at the world’s end, in a small fishing village, live two brothers who couldn’t be more different. Every day, while the older brother works hard, the younger one turns on the radio to participate in a competition in hope that winning will change his life. A sudden disappearance of their father forces both men to take on his mantle in the port and brings them closer together.

direction:

Adrian Apanel

Jakub Prysak

Katarzyna Sikorska

Alicja Sokół

directed by: Adrian Apanel

written by: Adrian Apanel

director of photography: Ernest Wilczyński

production design: Izabela Cieszko, Zuzanna Sitkowska

costume design: Marta Harner, Maria Kłosińska, Olga Szczepan

make-up: Magdalena Tarka

sound: Marcin Popławski, Bernard Sierakowski

edited by: Iza Pająk

casting by: Marta Wojciechowicz

cast: Agnieszka Warchulska, Jakub Zając, Anna Seniuk, Sonia Mietielica, Marian Opania, Sebastian Perdek

production: Studio Munka Stowarzyszenia Filmowców Polskich

producenci: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

co-produced by: Silver Frame, TVN

producenci wykonawczy: Daria Maślona, Stanisław Zaborowski

production manager: Daria Maślona

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Gdyńskie Centrum Kultury

distributed by: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

directed by: Jakub Prysak

written by: Jakub Prysak, Taras Dron

director of photography: Mateusz Kucharski

music: Sebastian Ładyżyński

production design: Jan Matysik

costume design: Agata Dziurgot

make-up: Joanna Siwy, Agata Stefaniak

sound: Bogdan Klat

edited by: Tomasz Kajetan Naruszewicz

cast: Sylwia Boroń, Mateusz Korsak

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

producer: Agata Golańska

production manager: Katsiaryna Khvetchyna

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Studio Filmowe Indeks

directed by: Katarzyna Sikorska

written by: Katarzyna Sikorska

director of photography: Arkadiusz Powałka

music: Jan Ignacy Królikowski

production design: Julia Ruszkowska, Milena Dutkowska

costume design: Julia Januszyk

make-up: Maja Gawrońska, Adrianna Orych

sound: Bartłomiej Sumiła, Alex Downar, Adam Sypka, Jacek Hamela

edited by: Aleksandra Rosset

casting by: Katarzyna Sikorska

cast: Marta Ścisłowicz, Ksenia Tchórzko, Wojciech Solarz, Arkadiusz Brykalski

production: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

producer: Krystyna Doktorowicz

executive producer: Ewa Krzemińska

production manager: Adrianna Orych

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

directed by: Alicja Sokół

written by: Alicja Sokół

director of photography: Katejan Falkowski

sound: Natalia Ćwiklińska, Antoni Podgórski

produkcja: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

producer: Maciej Ślesicki

producenci wykonawczy: Ewa Sokołowska, Karol Vo

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

Shorts - Set II - The Clench, My Son Locks Himself Up in a Bathroom, Space Elevator, Howling
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 93 min

The Clench

Anna is a renowned speech therapist leading a normal life with her husband. One day, she’s visited by a patient who breaks the routine.

My Son Locks Himself Up in a Bathroom

A wealthy architect attempts to prevent her 21-year-old son from moving out but fails to talk to him about it. The two of them start playing a game of false pretences.

Space Elevator

Returning from a failed exam, a disheartened architecture student ventures into unknown areas of the city where he meets a peer in an astronaut suit who plans to ride an elevator into space. Then, he finds a homeless man sceptical about the “astronaut” and his elevator. Both conversations give the student some food for thought. He recalls being a child and playing with a toy rocket.

Howling

Raised by an alcoholic father, a sheep breeder, Kuba is growing up in a small village where nothing ever happens. One day, an old friend from the big city arrives. The protagonist starts discovering his sexuality and soon has to make a tough choice.

direction:

Marcin Kluczykowski

Kuba Januszewski

Zuzanna Ciosmak

Bartosz Brzeziński

directed by: Bartosz Brzeziński

written by: Bartosz Brzeziński

director of photography: Max Bugajak

music: Tomasz Mreńca

production design: Matylda Furmanek

costume design: Flora Kamusińska

sound: Mikołaj Sosnowski, Adam Szlenda Dreamsound

edited by: Mariusz Gos

cast: Maciej Łączyński, Adam Stęnicki, Robert Czebotar

production: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

producer: Maciej Ślesicki

executive producer: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

Shorts - Set III - Slave, Fools Gold, The Road, The Cracks
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 105 min

Slave

Nikodem is serving his sentence at Maja and Łukasz’s home as part of a new penitentiary programme. The couple has complete control over him. To their surprise, Nikodem’s court appeal is successful, and the man becomes free. Though they could go their separate ways and never see each other again, they stay together for one more day.

Fools Gold

It’s 2020. A virus has taken over the world. People are dying in masses. The economy has fallen (or so it seems). Unemployment remains a relevant and widely ignored problem. In this setting, an accident happens in the city of Lodz. They say a blue crystal fell from the sky and killed a homeless man. Miłosz and Tomek, two random guys, find the body and the rock. They ignore the former and take the latter because it looks valuable. That puts them on the police’s radar. The story illustrates the absurdity of this day and age –where anything and everything is possible until we realise that things are not so simple.

The Road

A wedding reception in Masuria. 30-year-old Agata is expecting a child. She arrived at the party with her boyfriend Grzesiek but leaves on her own in the middle of the night. When her car lands in a ditch, Agata has to find a way out.

The Cracks

32-year-old Teresa suffers from postpartum depression. Together with her husband, they decide to move to Teresa’s family home for a while. There, she unexpectedly runs into her past love, Anna. Old passion reignites in both women. From that moment, depression mixes with desire and fascination. Teresa has to choose between staying with her husband and starting a new life with Anna.

direction:

Grzegorz Piekarski

Shailesh Singh

Edyta Wróblewska

Magdalena Gajewska

directed by: Grzegorz Piekarski

written by: Grzegorz Piekarski, Antoni Grałek

director of photography: Antoni Grałek

production design: Maja Zaleska

costume design: Nina Sakowska

make-up: Julia Zawadzka

sound: Bartosz Idzi, Marcin Sobczak

edited by: Nikodem Chabior

casting by: Grzegorz Piekarski

cast: Marta Nieradkiewicz, Andrzej Chyra, Marcin Czarnik

production: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

producer: Krystyna Doktorowicz

executive producer: Ewa Krzemińska

production managers: Grzegorz Piekarski, Natalia Pietsch, Antoni Grałek, Maja Zaleska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

directed by: Shailesh Singh

written by: Shailesh Singh

director of photography: Nikodem Marek

production design: Julita Goździk

costume design: Olga Przylipiak

make-up: Agata Stefaniak

sound: Maciej Tobera

edited by: Michał Buczek

cast: Izabella Dudziak, Michał Surosz, Agnieszka Michalska, Damian Kret, Artur Wower

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

producer: Anna Zychowicz

production manager: Anna Zychowicz

distributed by: Studio Filmowe Indeks

directed by: Edyta Wróblewska

written by: Edyta Wróblewska

director of photography: Malte Rosenfeld

production design: Anna Pabisiak

costume design: Natalia Data, Barbara Tomczyk

make-up: Jolanta Dańda

sound: Dariusz Wancerz, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński

edited by: Katarzyna Orzechowska

cast: Agnieszka Skrzypczak, Julian Świeżewski, Helena Sujecka, Marcin Zarzeczny, Grzegorz Gromek

production: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

co-produced by: YaLLa Film Sylwia Rajdaszka, TVN Film, Warmińsko-Mazurski Fundusz Filmowy

executive producer: Sylwia Rajdaszka

production manager: Joanna Ochman

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

directed by: Magdalena Gajewska

written by: Magdalena Gajewska

director of photography: Adam Pluciński

music: Piotr Nermer

production design: Janek Zagdański, Marta Piotrowska

costume design: Zofia Jocek, Michał Pańczyk

sound: Natalia Sikorska

edited by: Paweł Lichota

cast: Jaśmina Polak, Maciej Miszczak, Justyna Wasilewska

production: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

producer: Maciej Ślesicki

producenci wykonawczy: Ewa Sokołowska, Karol Vo

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

Shorts - Set IV - Synthol, The Last Movie Before the End of the World, The Nest, Eden House
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 94 min

Synthol

With the help of his overprotective mother, 33-year-old Eryk records a video blog documenting his preparations for his first bodybuilding show. Right before the competition, he meets Mona. Their date will be a reality check for the young sportsman.

The film is a directing debut.

The Last Movie Before the End of the World

Amidst the impending doom, two characters collide: Dominika, hiding in an old cinema, and Wanda – hungry for more. The time has come to decide if changing their personal stories at the eleventh hour is worth a shot.

Created mostly by women, the film manifests girl power and sensitivity.

The Nest

It’s 1968. Jacob, a student in Czechoslovakia, pays an unannounced visit to his family in Poland. The seemingly idyllic atmosphere of seeing each other after a long time is gradually disturbed by the real reason for Jacob’s visit. Torn by doubt after hearing rumours about his father, the boy tries to find out the truth.

Eden House

Based on a true story, a film about teenage Luka who goes to a religious rehab centre led by a self-proclaimed priest, Antonio. The despotic regime enforced with moral and physical torture make him realise that escape is the only way to survive.

The film is a directing debut.

direction:

Piotr Trojan

Agnieszka Kalińska

Gracjana Piechula

Adelina Borets

directed by: Piotr Trojan

written by: Piotr Trojan

director of photography: Beata Rakoczy

production design: Ewa Mroczkowska

costume design: Hanka Podraza

make-up: Marlena Karczewska

edited by: Sandra Ksepka

cast: Iwona Bielska, Piotr Trojan, Ewa Dałkowska, Karolina Płanik

production: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

producenci: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

co-produced by: TVN Film, Balapolis, Warmia Resort

executive producer: Małgorzata Wala

production manager: Olga Daszczyńska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

directed by: Agnieszka Kalińska

written by: Agnieszka Kalińska, Aleksandra Hulbój

director of photography: Paulina Kowol

production design: Aleksandra Rysak, Jakub Grabarczyk

costume design: Karolina Złocka

make-up: Karolina Złocka

sound: Lucyna Wielopolska

edited by: Zuzanna Matusik

cast: Helena Urbańska, Klaudia Janas

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

production manager: Zofia Rodak

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

directed by: Gracjana Piechula

written by: Gracjana Piechula

director of photography: Aleksandra Kamińska

music: Grzegorz Jurczyk

production design: Natalia Rejszel

costume design: Julia Zawadzka

make-up: Izabella Czerniawska

sound: Franciszek Kozłowski, Daniel Adamczyk

edited by: Kosma Kowalczyk

casting by: Gracjana Piechula

cast: Dawid Ptak, Joanna Połeć, Halina Chmielarz, Roman Gancarczyk, Rafał Dziwisz

production: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

producer: Krystyna Doktorowicz

executive producer: Ewa Krzemińska

production manager: Julia Wasiak

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

directed by: Adelina Borets

written by: Adelina Borets, Bogdan Borysenko, Hlib Lukyanets

director of photography: Bogdan Borysenko

music: Misha Biaskov

production design: Mark Czegodaev

costume design: Kate Oleynik

make-up: Gosha Matskevytch

sound: Vadim Borysenko

edited by: Filip Wojciechowski, Ivan Krupienikow

casting by: Alla Samoilenko

cast: Vlad Romaniuk, Ievgen Malukha

production: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

producer: Maciej Ślesicki

co-produced by: Stroom

executive producer: Adelina Borets

production managers: Adelina Borets, Katerina Lesyk

co-financed by: Stroom

distributed by: Warszawska Szkoła Filmowa

Shorts - Set V - Goose, Fruits and Vegetables, Just for a While, Klingert's Diving Suit
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 104 min

Goose

When Ewa’s family is preparing for the holidays, some unsettling things start to happen. At first, the mother and daughter, who don’t necessarily see eye to eye, blame each other, but it soon turns out that the author of erotic writings appearing here and there is not a family member. When the situation takes a truly dramatic turn, the women take matters into their own hands and decide to teach the intruder a lesson.

Fruits and Vegetables

Obese boy Wojtek is ashamed of himself and his mother, who runs a shabby greengrocer’s. On a a bad hair day, the boy rebels against his mother, but instead of making her change, he humiliates her.

Just for a While

On a beautiful summer day, two women surrounded by pristine nature delve into the secrets of their love and begin to notice the passage of time.

The film is a directing debut.

Klingert's Diving Suit

6-year-old Bi is afraid of water ever since her younger brother drowned in a flood. Her father, Karl Klingert, devoted himself to designing the first diving suit in the world. Bi thinks that the suit is a monster manipulating her dad. With the help of Peter, a young rascal from the riverside, she wants to destroy the invention before the whole family moves out of Wrocław forever.

The film is a directing debut.

direction:

Maria Wider

Maciej Jankowski

Zuzanna Gorczycka

Artur Wyrzykowski

directed by: Maria Wider

written by: Noemi Słama

director of photography: Miłosz Kasiura

production design: Marzena Wodziak

costume design: Milena Sosulska

make-up: Przemysław Smoliński

sound: Jacek Hamela

edited by: Stanisław Frankowski

casting by: Magdalena Daniel

cast: Maja Wolska, Sandra Korzeniak, Jan Hrynkiewicz, Katarzyna Bargiełowska

production: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

producers: Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński

co-produced by: Cineo Studio, TVN, DI Factory, Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, Prosound Studio

executive producer: Kamil Przełęcki

production manager: Arthur Czernik

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka

directed by: Maciej Jankowski

written by: Maciej Jankowski

director of photography: Edgar Grishchuk

music: KIM NOWAK (Bartosz Waglewski, Piotr Waglewski, Michał Sobolewski)

production design: Katarzyna Tomczyk

costume design: Paulina Wojnar

make-up: Daria Suszyńska

sound: Rafał Nowak

edited by: Anna Garncarczyk

casting by: Maciej Jankowski

cast: Joanna Gonschorek, Jakub Wojtas

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

producer: Agata Golańska

executive producer: Agata Golańska

production manager: Aleksandra Wąsek

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

directed by: Zuzanna Gorczycka

written by: Zuzanna Gorczycka

director of photography: Adam Pluciński

music: Grzegorz Maciąg

production design: Martyna Konieczny

costume design: Martyna Konieczny

sound: Grzegorz Maciąg

edited by: Yakiv Komarynsky

reżyser castingu: Zuzanna Gorczycka

cast: Dorota Kolak, Wiktoria Filus

producer: Zuzanna Gorczycka

executive producer: Zuzanna Gorczycka

production manager: Kuba Smokowski

co-financed by: Taheebo, Gminny Ośrodek Kultury, Sportu i Rekreacji w gminie Chmielno

directed by: Artur Wykrzykowski

written by: Agata Koschmieder, Anna Stańko, Artur Wyrzykowski

director of photography: Marcin Podolec, Kacper Zamarło

music: Łukasz Mrozik

sound: Kuba Pietrzak

edited by: Maciej Gajewski

casting by: Studio Juice

cast: Antonina Krylik, Marcin Dorociński, Anna Gajewska, Tymon Krylik

production: Bold Humans

producer: Artur Wyrzykowski

co-produced by: Yellow Tapir Films, Juice, Centrum Technik Audiowizualnych, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Eesti Joonisfilm, Muzeum Nurkowania

production manager: Artur Wyrzykowski

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Ministerstwo Kultury Estonii

distributed by: Momakin

Shorts - Set VI - One More End of the World, The Case of Jan Pampuch, The Groom, The Hero
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 101 min

One More End of the World

Sixteen years after an explosion on the Sun that made the Earth deteriorate, outcast soldier Stefan wakes up under carpenter Herman’s roof in the middle of nowhere. He doesn’t know how he got there, but something tells him it’s the right place to start over. Is it still possible in the new reality? Or is solitude the only way to survive?

The film is a directing debut.

The Case of Jan Pampuch

A surreal comedy about a humble toy seller who displays an advertising banner. That unexpectedly starts an ethical war Jan needs to stop to save his company.

The film is a directing debut.

The Groom

Adam is in church. He’s about to get married to Marta. Having some time on his hands, he drives back home to fetch the bride’s earrings. That’s when his ex-girlfriend calls.

The film is a directing debut.

The Hero

10-year-old Cyprian, an orphan raised by his beloved grandmother, dreams of becoming a real hero. When the grandmother dies, the boy is threatened with an orphanage. He has to confront a real loss and learn what it means to be a hero in the face of suffering.

direction:

Agnieszka Kot

Mikołaj Piszczan

Jan Saczek

Milena Dutkowska

directed by: Agnieszka Kot

written by: Agnieszka Kot, Tomasz Kot

director of photography: Olaf Malinowski

music: Miuosh

production design: Ewa Mroczkowska

costume design: Agnieszka Kot

make-up: Ewa Drobiec

sound: Igor Kłaczyński

edited by: Piasek & Wójcik

cast: Malwina Brych, Tomasz Kot, Julian Świeżewski, Michał Wierzbicki

production: Dynamo Film

producer: Maciek Maciantowicz

co-produced by: Delapost, Meselofix Film

production managers: Julia Kubica, Krystyna Wałajtys-Łonisk

distributed by: Dynamo Film

directed by: Mikołaj Piszczan

written by: Mikołaj Piszczan

director of photography: Stefan Żółtowski

music: Przemysław Pilarczyk

production design: Kinga Pudelek

costume design: Zosia Żółtowska

make-up: Karina Strzelińska

sound: Szymon Kucharski

edited by: Filip Wojciechowski

casting by: Mikołaj Piszczan

cast: Paulina Nadel, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Radosław Osypiuk, Konrad Michalak

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

producer: Agata Golańska

production manager: Aleksandra Dębek

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

directed by: Jan Saczek

written by: Jan Saczek

director of photography: Maciej Miller

costume design: Jagoda Steczeń

make-up: Karolina Oleszek

sound: Tomasz Strzyżewski

edited by: Monika Stachowicz

cast: Julia Pawlak, Jakub Zając, Anna Przybysz, Piotr Łukawski

producer: Jan Saczek

production manager: Natalia Wichrowska

directed by: Milena Dutkowska

written by: Milena Dutkowska

director of photography: Igor Połaniewicz

music: Teoniki Rożynek, Marcin Markowicz

production design: Paulina Mazoń

costume design: Estera Świętosławska

sound: Adam Sypka

edited by: Nikodem Chabior

casting by: Milena Dutkowska

cast: Anna Seniuk, Cyprian Grabowski, Edyta Torhan, Krzysztof Dracz, Bartłomiej Firlet

production: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

producer: Krystyna Doktorowicz

executive producer: Ewa Krzemińska

production manager: Ernest Małkiewicz

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Szkoła Filmowa im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego

Talking heads, No End
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 126 min

Talking heads

No End

It’s 1982. Late lawyer Antoni Zyro comes back home after his funeral to accompany living relatives and occasionally interfere with their affairs. The case Zyro had been preparing for was taken over Labrador, who tells the accused what to say in court regardless of what the young workman actually thinks. Antoni’s wife, Urszula, has completely fallen apart after her husband’s death. It seems that no one can help her.

direction:

Jan P. Matuszyński

Krzysztof Kieślowski

directed by: Krzysztof Kieślowski,

written by: Krzysztof Kieślowski, Krzysztof Piesiewicz

director of photography: Jacek Petrycki

music: Zbigniew Preisner

production design: Allan Starski

costume design: Wiesława Starska

make-up: Maria Dziewulska

sound: Michał Żarnecki

edited by: Krystyna Rutkowska

cast: Grażyna Szapołowska, Maria Pakulnis, Aleksander Bardini, Jerzy Radziwiłowicz, Artur Barciś

production: Zespół Filmowy Tor

production manager: Ryszard Chutkowski

Fever
  • POKAZ FILMU LAUREATA PLATYNOWYCH LWÓW
  • 116 min

Combat Organization of the Polish Socialist Party orders a custom bomb with a special fuse. The explosive is collected by Kama, the organiser of a suicidal assassination attempt against a governor. The governor, however, doesn’t arrive in the town he was expected in. Kama can’t stand the heat and lands in an asylum with a nervous breakdown. The bomb and money are hidden in a village. In 1905, the tide turns. Bomb keeper Wojtek Kiełza transports the weapon to Warsaw, though, he can’t make out who wants to fight and who’s just an agent provocateur. Eventually, he’s arrested and sentenced to death but manages to disclose where the bomb is hidden to Gryziak. The released anarchist throws the explosive into a room full of Okhrana officers, only it doesn’t go off.

directed by: Agnieszka Holland

written by: Krzysztof Teodor Toeplitz

director of photography: Jacek Petrycki

music: Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz

production design: Andrzej Przedworski

costume design: Gabriela Star-Tyszkiewicz

make-up: Mirosław Jakubowski, Mieczysław Pośmiechowicz

sound: Marek Wronko

edited by: Halina Nawrocka

cast: Barbara Grabowska, Adam Ferency, Bogusław Linda, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Tomasz Międzik

production: Zespół Filmowy X

production manager: Michał Szczerbic

Operation Hyacinth
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 110 min

A crime story set in the 1980s. Robert, a young policeman with principles, picks up a trail of a serial killer who targets gays. During the investigation Robert meets Arek. He decides to use him as an informer, unaware of how much this relationship is going to affect not only his work but also his private life.

direction:

Piotr Domalewski

directed by: Piotr Domalewski

written by: Marcin Ciastoń

director of photography: Piotr Sobociński jr

music: Wojtek Urbański

 production design: Jagna Janicka

costume design: Aleksandra Staszko

make-up: Daria Siejak

sound: Jerzy Murawski

edited by: Agnieszka Glińska

casting by: Joanna Ślesicka

cast: Tomasz Ziętek, Hubert Miłkowski, Adrianna Chlebicka, Marek Kalita, Tomasz Schuchardt

production: Shipsboy

producer: Joanna Szymańska

co-produced by: Krystyna Kantor

executive producer: Tomasz Morawski

production manager: Tomasz Morawski

distributed by: Netflix

Other People
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 106 min

At first glance Kamil and Iwona have nothing in common. Iwona is the bored and unhappy wife of Maciek, living in credit-purchased luxury. Kamil is 32, has a sexy girlfriend Anecia, but still lives with his mother in a neighborhood of large blocks of flats, dreaming of a rapper career and doing random jobs. His relation with Iwona is seemingly meaningless, but because of it they will both see their life choices and people from a different perspective. In their everyday life the characters are accompanied by an observant narrator.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Aleksandra Terpińska

directed by: Aleksandra Terpińska

written by: Aleksandra Terpińska, based on Dorota Masłowska’s book

director of photography: Bartosz Bieniek

music: Marek Aureliusz Teodoruk

production design: Anna Marzęda

costume design: Weronika Orlińska

make-up: Daria Siejak

sound: Grzegorz Kucharski, Marcin Kasiński, Kacper Habisiak

edited by: Magdalena Chowańska

casting by: Paulina Krajnik

cast: Sonia Bohosiewicz, Jacek Beler, Magdalena Koleśnik, Beata Kawka, Marek Kalita, Sebastian Fabijański

production: Madants

producers: Beata Rzeźniczek, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska

co-produced by: Moderator Inwestycje, Film Produkcja, Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Abstraction Plan, Canal+ Polska S.A., Aneta Graff-Dąbrowska, Alcatraz Films

executive producer: Beata Rzeźniczek

production manager: Magdalena Pietrowska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Warner Bros. Entertainment Polska

Destination Nowa Huta!, Men of Blue Cross
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 67 min

Destination Nowa Huta!

A documentary about the construction and opening of steelworks Nowa Huta and the first film made by Andrzej Munk. Exemplary of socialist realism in Polish cinema, the short depicts physical labour in the steelworks running like clockwork with some insight into everyday life.

Men of Blue Cross

February 1945. In the area of Podhale still occupied by Germans, there’s a small guerrilla hospital led by Doctor Juraj. In the face of the front drawing near and serious condition of his patients, the doctor crosses the border to ask the Tatra Volunteer Rescue Service in Zakopane for help. Rescuers agree to set off on an exceptionally dangerous mission. Under extreme conditions and threatened by the enemy, they reach and evacuate the hospital. But on their way back to Zakopane, the Germans spot the expedition and send the troops to chase it.

The film was inspired by the story of Adam Liberak Wyprawa po życie and the original notes from Księga wypraw of TOPR rescuers.

 

direction:

Andrzej Munk

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Artur Międzyrzecki

director of photography: Jerzy Chluski, Romuald Kropat

music: Tadeusz Baird

edited by: Ludmiła Protasewicz

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych

production manager: Mirosław Ołtarzewski

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Andrzej Munk, Adam Liberak

director of photography: Sergiusz Sprudin

music: Jan Krenz

make-up: Tadeusz Schossler

sound: Zbigniew Wolski

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček

cast: Stanisław Gąsienica-Byrcyn, Stanisław Wawrytko, Stanisław Marusarz, Stanisław Gąsienica z Lasa, Ludwik Ziemblic

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych

production manager: Wilhelm Hollender

A Railwayman’s Word, Man on the Tracks
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 102 min

A Railwayman’s Word

A documentary about the hard work of railwaymen transporting coke from Tarnowskie Góry to Szczecin Iron works. They’re doing their best to arrive on time.

Man on the Tracks

The story of an experienced train driver dismissed based on a false accusation of sabotaging the new working ethics. After his tragic death, each of his colleagues paints a different picture of the man who, as we learn eventually, sacrificed his life to save the train and its passengers.

Based on Stefan Stawiński’s short story Tajemnica maszynisty Orzechowskiego [The Secret of Orzechowski the Train Driver].

 

direction:

Andrzej Munk

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Andrzej Munk

director of photography: Romuald Kropat

music: Jan Krenz

sound: Zbigniew Wolski

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček, Maria Orłowska

production : Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych

production manager: Jan Lubieniecki

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński, Andrzej Munk

director of photography: Romuald Kropat

production design: Roman Mann

costume design: Halina Krzyżanowska

make-up: Jadwiga Świętosławska, Zofia Macińska

sound: Józef Bartczak

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček

cast: Kazimierz Opaliński, Zygmunt Maciejewski, Zygmunt Zintel, Zygmunt Listkiewicz, Roman Kłosowski

production: Zespół Filmowy Kadr

production manager: Wilhelm Hollender

Krafftówna. An Actress in Wonderland
  • POKAZY SPECJALNE
  • 82 min

A creative portrait of Barbara Krafftówna, an outstanding Polish actress. Successful in film, she went through a lot in her private life using imagination as a strategy to survive. Like Alice, Barbara takes us through the looking glass into a world that doesn’t exist. The film is narrated by her intimate and emotional internal monologues. They hark back to the best role in Krafftówna’s career in Wojciech Jerzy Has’s How to Be Loved, a film nominated to the Palme d’Or in Cannes.

direction:

Maciej Kowalewski, Piotr Konstantinow

directed by: Maciej Kowalewski, Piotr Konstantinow

written by: Remigiusz Grzela

director of photography: Bartosz Piotrowski PSC, Marcin „Janos” Krawczyk

music: Aleksander Krzyżanowski, Bartosz Dziedzic

costume design: Ewa Kowalewska

make-up: Ewa Kowalewska

sound: Bartosz Putkiewicz

edited by: Maciej Oślak, Krzysztof Ligocki

cast: Barbara Krafftówna, Remigiusz Grzela, Elżbieta Łukaszewicz, Krystyna Janda, Cezary Żak, Marianna Kowalewska, Alicja Przerazińska

production: Cuckooegg Productions

producers: Piotr Konstantinow, Maciej Kowalewski

co-produced by: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Telewizja Polska

executive producer: Beata Pisula

production manager: Adrian Skwiercz

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Fundacja Wspierania Kultury i Edukacji Kulturalnej „Chełmska 21”, Fundacja PZU

Lamb
  • POLONICA
  • 106 min

María and Ingvar are a childless couple living peacefully on a remote farm. Their daily life is interrupted by a mysterious baby.

selected awards

Festival de Cannes 2021: Prize of Originality

direction:

Valdimar Jóhannsson

directed by: Valdimar Jóhannsson

written by: Sjón, Valdimar Jóhannsson

director of photography: Eli Arenson

music: Þórarinn Guðnason

production design: Snorri Freyr Hilmarsson

costume design: Margrét Einarsdóttir

make-up: Kristín Júlla Kristjánsdóttir

sound: Ingvar Lundberg, Björn Viktorsson

edited by: Agnieszka Glińska

cast: Noomi Rapace, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Ester Bibi

production: Go to Sheep, Spark Film&TV, Madants

producers: Hrönn Kristinsdóttir, Sara Nassim, Piodor Gustafsson, Erik Rydell, Klaudia Śmieja-Rostworowska, Jan Naszewski

co-produced by: Film i Väst, Chimney Sweden, Chimney Poland, Rabbit Hole Productions, Helgi Jóhannsson

executive producers: Noomi Rapace, Béla Tarr, Håkan Pettersson, Jon Mankell, Marcin Drabiński, Peter Possne, Zuzanna Hencz

production manager: Baldvin Kári

co-financed by: Icelandic Film Centre, Swedish Film Institute, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Ministry of Industry and Innovation Iceland, Eurimages, Nordic Film And TV Fund

The Tenant. You Can't Burn Us All.
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 118 min

The peace of mind of a tenement house in Warsaw’s Mokotów district is shattered by the appearance of the alleged legal owner of the building. Using ruthless methods, the man starts forcing more families to move out. Janina Markowska (Sławomira Łozińska) is the most determined in her fight for the right to her apartment. The woman does not want to leave the house where her family has lived for over 70 years.  However, when the building becomes empty and Janina disappears in mysterious circumstances, the police start investigating. The investigation is led by Anna Szerucka (Irena Melcer), an officer who heads a special task force. A series of clues leads the officer onto the trail of an intrigue involving politicians, agents of the old service and high-ranking members of the bar.  An uneven fight with the system begins, with the lives and rights of the residents thrown out on the street at stake.

direction:

Michał Otłowski

directed by: Michał Otłowski

written by: Jacek Matecki, Tomasz Klimala

director of photography: Artur Żurawski

music: Łukasz Targosz

production design: Aleksandra Kierzkowska

costume design: Elżbieta Kuśnierz

make-up: Waldemar Pokromski, Beata Rółkowska

sound: Nicolas De La Vega

edited by: Jacek Drosio

casting by: Małgorzata Adamska

cast: Irena Melcer, Krzysztof Stroiński, Sławomira Łozińska, Barbara Jonak, Jan Frycz, Piotr Głowacki

production: Pokromski Studio

producenci: Mikołaj Pokromski, Jarosław Talacha

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

production manager: Łukasz Rogalski

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Kino Świat

Magdalena
  • KONKURS FILMÓW MIKROBUDŻETOWYCH
  • 100 min

Magdalena is a young, single mother who tries to raise her daughter by day and become a DJ by night. When she meets Julia, her dreams get a chance to come true but her traumatic past stands in the way to her new life.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Filip Gieldon

directed by: Filip Gieldon

written by: Filip Gieldon

director of photography: Stanisław Horodecki

music: Marcin Sucharski, Marta „Praktyczna Pani” Kondej

production design: Maja Pawlikowska

costume design: Aleksandra Jaszczenko-Rodzik

make-up: Joanna Siwy

sound: Anna Stadniczeńko

edited by: Marcin Sucharski

casting by: Piotr Bartuszek

cast:Magdalena Żak, Natalia Sikora, Anna Gajewska, Marcel Wiercichowski, Maja Melasa

production: AIDU

producers: Kuba Kosma PGP, Krzysztof Grudziński

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

executive producer: Natalia Łodygowska, Eryk Więcławski

production manager: Natalia Łodygowska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: tbc

My Wonderful Life
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 99 min

A caring daughter, a laid-back mother, a popular teacher, a wife you are thick as thieves with – Joanna – is outstanding in each of these roles. But in none of them does she feel like herself. That is why she leads a double life. She has a secret she shares with no-one. Because if anyone knew, it would put an end to all the ‘wonderful’ things in her life. A story of a woman who does not want to be a good girl anymore. But is she brave enough to rebel, shake up her marriage, lose her reputation and reach for what she really cares about?

direction:

Łukasz Grzegorzek

reżyseria: Łukasz Grzegorzek

written by: Łukasz Grzegorzek

director of photography: Weronika Bliska

music: Piotr Emade Waglewski

production design: Jagna Dobesz

costume design: Anna Sikorska

make-up: Monika Kaleta

sound: Zofia Moruś

edited by: Maria Zuba, Łukasz Grzegorzek

cast: Agata Buzek, Jacek Braciak, Małgorzata Zajączkowska, Wiktoria Wolańska, Adam Woronowicz

production: Koskino

producer: Natalia Grzegorzek

co-produced by: Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe

executive producer: Natalia Grzegorzek

production manager: Katarzyna Staszczyk

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Miasto Wrocław, Województwo Dolnośląskie, Creative Europe MEDIA

distributed by: Gutek Film

Mosquito State
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 100 min

August of 2007. Richard Boca (Beau Knapp), an obsessive Wall Street data analyst, lives isolated from the world in an ascetically furnished apartment overlooking Central Park. One day he notices worrying signs: his computer algorithms show anomalies, while the apartment becomes infested with mosquitoes – a plague that pushes him into a mental breakdown.

On Wall Street, they call these analysts “quants” – their mathematical genius helps companies make huge profits. Absorbed by his work, Richard rarely goes anywhere beside his office and his flat. However, he goes to a corporate event where he makes two new acquaintances: ethereal Lena (Charlotte Vega) and a certain unusually persistent mosquito. Both of them burrow deep in Richard’s mind, changing his life completely.

Finding common characteristics between the works of Franz Kafka, David Cronnenberg and Mary Harron and her American Psycho, director and screenwriter Filip Jan Rymsza created a new genre of biological horror, which shows the reality on the eve of the market crash in a non-typical way – the events of the film happen during one of the weeks of 2007; signs of upcoming economic and socio-political crisis can be seen everywhere. MOSQUITO STATE is a hypnotic study of a fragile mind of an individual, who can spot repeating patterns long before others. This film constitutes another important chapter in the genre of urban solitude and announces the arrival of a new and expressive voice in the independent cinema.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Filip Jan Rymsza

directed by: Filip Jan Rymsza

written by: Filip Jan Rymsza, Mario Zemero

director of photography: Eric Koretz

music: Cezary Skubiszewski

production design: Marek Warszewski

costume design: Katarzyna Lewińska

make-up: Karolina Kordas, Alina Janerka

sound: Zofia Moruś, Marcin Popławski

edited by: Andrew Hafitz, Bob Murawski, Wojciech Janas

casting by: Mary Vernieu, Raylin Sabo, Maria Zmudzińska

cast: Charlotte Vega, Beau Knapp, Audrey Wasilewski, Daisy Bishop, Jack Kesy, Olivier Martinez

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

co-produced by: Lightcraft, Royal Road Entertainment

executive producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

production manager: Andrzej Besztak

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Kino Świat

The Getaway King
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 100 min

Together with his gang, Najmro robs Pewex shops in order to live a colourful life in the times when everything is grey and forbidden. He loves freedom and good fun more than anything else. Unexpectedly, a woman crosses his path, stealing his heart. He decides to change for her. But can he really?

An action comedy about the king of thieves and getaways. Inspired by true events from the life of Zdzisław Najmrodzki who ridiculed the authorities by slipping away from law enforcement twenty-nine times. Women loved him, while men admired him. In the 1970s and 80s all of Poland followed Najmrodzki’s daring stunts.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Mateusz Rakowicz

directed by: Mateusz Rakowicz

written by: Mateusz Rakowicz, Łukasz M. Maciejewski

director of photography: Jacek Podgórski

music: Andrzej Smolik

production design: Anna Anosowicz

costume design: Marta Ostrowicz

make-up: Ewa Kowalewska

sound: Zofia Moruś

edited by: Sebastian Mialik

casting by: Paulina Krajnik

cast: Masza Wągrocka, Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Sandra Drzymalska, Robert Więckiewicz, Jakub Gierszał

production: TFP

producers: Agnieszka Odorowicz, Andrzej Papis, Maciej Sowiński

co-produced by: Telewizja Polsat, Cyfrowy Polsat, Polkomtel, Mazowiecki Fundusz Filmowy

production manager: Ewa M. Pawłowska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Distributed by Mówi Serwis

Sunday Morning, Eroica
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 97 min

Sunday Morning

Rebuilt Warsaw on a beautiful, sunny Sunday morning. A ride on the bus offers a glimpse into passengers’ funny behaviour and tells a story of a quarrelling couple.

Eroica

The film is a combination of two short stories. Part one features a Warsaw slyboots Dzidziuś. Dragged against his will into the Warsaw Uprising, he brings himself to make a heroic deed, however entirely pointless. Part two takes place at a German Oflag. There circulates a legend about an alleged prison break of Lieutenant Zawistowski. Few know the truth but won’t say a word not to rob their fellow inmates of hope.

direction:

Andrzej Munk

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Andrzej Munk

director of photography: Romuald Kropat

music: Jan Krenz

sound: Zbigniew Wolski

edited by: Halina Kubik

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych

production manager: Wilhelm Hollender

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński

director of photography: Jerzy Wójcik

music: Jan Krenz

production design: Jan Grandys

make-up: Stefan Szczepański, Zofia Macińska

sound: Bohdan Jankowski

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček

cast: Edward Dziewoński, Barbara Połomska, Leon Niemczyk, Kazimierz Rudzki, Henryk Bąk

production: Zespół Filmowy Kadr

production manager: Stanisław Adler

Knife in the Water. In Memoriam Zygmunt Malanowicz
  • POKAZ SPECJALNY IN MEMORIAM
  • 95 min

A sports journalist and his wife plan to spend a Sunday on their yacht. On their way to the marina they give a ride to a young hitch-hiker. On the boat the two man start playing a game which reveals, that contrary to appearances – the self-confident 40-year-old conformist and the 20-year old rebel – are both alike and unified in the same desire for power, subjugation and the urge to possess. The woman wants her piece of cake too…

Roman Polanski’s legendary directorial debut, surprises with the precision of its screenplay, the maturity of directing, the masterful mise-en-scene (that Polanski owes partly to his DoP Jerzy Lipman), and leading the actors. Plus the atmospheric score by Krzysztof Komeda in the background.

direction:

Roman Polański

directed by: Roman Polański

written by: Roman Polański, Jerzy Skolimowski

director of photography: Jerzy Lipman

music: Krzysztof Komeda

production design: Bolesław Kamykowski

sound: Halina Paszkowska

edited by: Halina Prugar

cast: Leon Niemczyk, Jolanta Umecka, Zygmunt Malanowicz

production: Zespół Filmowy Kamera

production manager: Stanisław Zylewicz

Songs About Love
  • KONKURS FILMÓW MIKROBUDŻETOWYCH
  • 90 min

Robert, a young musician living in the shadow of his successful father, rebels against his father’s authority. On meeting a novice small-town vocalist, he is confronted with the nature of his inner struggle. In the face of a conflict between feeling and ambition, their joint musical project is left hanging in the air.

Set in present-day Warsaw, a bitter-sweet story about searching for your own identity.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Tomasz Habowski

directed by: Tomasz Habowski

written by: Tomasz Habowski

director of photography: Weronika Bilska

music: Kamil Holden Kryszak

production design: Alicja Zachodny

costume design: Anna Gorońska

make-up: Marta Walendzik-Wiśniewska

sound: Bartosz Putkiewicz

edited by: Patrycja Piróg

casting by: Paulina Albiniak

cast: Justyna Święs, Tomasz Włosok, Patrycja Volny, Pola Dębkowska, Andrzej Grabowski, Philippe Tłokiński, Natalia Kalita, Anna Bolewska, Jowita Budnik, Piotr Czarnecki, Iga Kreft, Małgorzata Bogdańska, Krzysztof Zalewski

production: Kinhouse Studio

producer: Marta Szarzyńska

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

executive producer: Paweł Szarzyński

production manager: Natalia Bednarska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

For Love
  • KONKURS FILMÓW MIKROBUDŻETOWYCH
  • 90 min

Marlena struggles with a serious marital crisis due to the alcohol addiction of her husband, Zbigniew. Via the Internet she meets Bruno, a Senegalese, who brings back Marlena’s self-confidence and sense of womanhood. However, it turns out that the man plans something rather different for her than building a relationship with her… The film is inspired by true events and touches upon the overwhelming problem of how modern technologies affect people’s lives today.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

 

 

direction:

Andrzej Mańkowski

directed by: Andrzej Mańkowski

written by: Andrzej Mańkowski

director of photography: Sławomir Witek

music: Andrzej Mańkowski

production design: Ewa Woźniak

costume design: Ewa Woźniak

make-up: Magda Dusza

sound: Piotr Pastuszak

edited by: Andrzej Mańkowski

casting by: Beata Hrycyk-Mańkowska

cast: Jowita Budnik, Artur Dziurman, Patrycja Ziniewicz, Mamadou Ba, Andrzej Gałła

production: HOP! Media

producer: Beata Hrycyk-Mańkowska

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska

production manager: Izabela Żerańska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: HOP! Media

Going for Gold
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 62 min

The history of a legendary Polish pole-vaulter, Władysław Kozakiewicz. At the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games, he competed in a passionate showdown with the Soviet Union representatives in front of millions of viewers. In the final, he won the gold medal and broke the world record. Upset by the Soviet public, he also made an unsportsmanlike, derogatory gesture interpreted as a political provocation. That moment changed the athlete’s life in the blink of an eye.

direction:

Ksawery Szczepanik

directed by: Ksawery Szczepanik

written by: Ksawery Szczepanik

director of photography: Michał Żuberek

make-up: Weronika Borszyńska, Patrycja Andrzejewska, Mariola Smolińska, Karolina Syndonin

edited by: Ziemowit Jaworski

production: Darek Dikti Biuro Pomysłów

producers: Dariusz Dikti, Tomasz Rychter

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury

production manager: Aneta Dikti

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Gdyński Fundusz Filmowy

distributed by: Darek Dikti Biuro Pomysłów

Return to Legoland
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 104 min

Tomek lives only with his mother, because his father, Alek, left for the USA to earn some money. Unexpectedly, the man arrives home with a bunch of presents but no explanation as to why he has come back. Everybody seems happy but something is in the air. As time goes by, it is noticeable that Alek struggles with a strong addiction from alcohol, which gradually destroys Tomek’s family and his childhood. The boy needs to grow up very fast and face a reality that no child should have to endure.

direction:

Konrad Aksinowicz

directed by: Konrad Aksinowicz

written by: Konrad Aksinowicz

director of photography: Jakub Jakielaszek

music: Marcin Mirowski

production design: Tomasz Bartczak

costume design: Barbara Sikorska-Bouffał

make-up: Alina Janerka

sound: Błażej Kafarski

edited by: Witold Chomiński

casting by: Bartosz Stasina

cast: Weronika Książkiewicz, Maciej Stuhr, Teodor Koziar, Katarzyna Warnke

production: Chroma Pro

producer: Agnieszka Chromicka

co-produced by: Miasto Aniołów, Coloroffon, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych, Konrad Aksionowicz, Głośno, Wojciech Stuchlik Film Production

executive producer: Lambros Ziotas

production manager: Agata Sikora

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Kino Świat

Prime Time
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 91 min

The last day of 1999. With a gun in his hand, Sebastian finds his way into a TV studio and takes two hostages. He demands only one thing – to make a live appearance during prime time. He wants to tell the viewers something extremely important and he is ready to put everything at stake to get his message across. Sebastian’s is a story of excruciating loneliness, the need for being accepted and the struggle with one’s own demons.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Jakub Piątek

directed by: Jakub Piątek

written by: Jakub Piątek, Łukasz Czapski

director of photography: Michał Łuka

music: Teoniki Rożynek

production design: Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk

costume design: Hanka Podraza

make-up: Janusz Kaleja

sound: Barłomiej Bogacik, Michał Fojcik

edited by: Jarosław Kamiński, Urszula Klimek-Piątek

casting by: Paulina Krajnik

cast: Magdalena Popławska, Bartosz Bielenia, Monika Frajczyk, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Andrzej Kłak, Dobromir Dymecki

production: Watchout Studio

producer: Jakub Razowski

co-produced by: TVN, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe

executive producer: Jakub Razowski

production manager: Jakub Razowski

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Regionalny Fundusz Filmowy w Krakowie

distributed by: Netflix

The Passage
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 102 min

A storm causes damage to a bridge that connects the world of the living with the world of the dead. For this reason, the information about Maria’s own death reaches her with delay. She goes out to work, as if nothing happened, but people around her start ignoring her. Her loved ones can see her, but others are indifferent towards her. Not knowing what to do, Maria goes back to her Mother’s house, the place she had left when still alive. Her body has been delivered there already. Traditional rituals begin. Her body is being prepared for burial. Her family tries to convince Maria to see her own body and identify herself. It is necessary for her in order to make the news of being dead sink in. Making peace with that fact is supposed to bring relief both to her and her loved ones. But Maria rebels. She does not give her consent to die.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Dorota Lamparska

written by: Dorota Lamparska

director of photography: Jolanta Dylewska

music: Ireneusz Wojtczak

production design: Anna Wunderlich

costume design: Patrycja Fitzet

make-up: Janusz Kaleja

sound: Radosław Ochnio, Maciej Wróblewski

edited by: Maciej Pawliński, Piotr Krygiel

casting by: Julia Popkiewicz

cast: Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Agnieszka Manadat, Aleksandra Justa, Konrad Kąkol, Jan Peszek

production: V-Film Sp. z.o.o.

producer: Andrzej Stachecki

co-produced by: TVP, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Wajda Studio, Studio Fonograf, New Wave

production manager: Agnieszka Papiewska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

The Friend, Professor Zazul, Roly Poly
  • POKAZY SPECJALNE
  • 75 min

The Friend

A story of a lonely man manipulated by a powerful electron brain whose goal is to take over the world.

Professor Zazul

A young traveller has a nightmare. Instead of Professor Zazul, he meets an impostor. The real professor’s corpse floats preserved in a specimen jar in a laboratory.

Roly Poly

A racing duo, the Fox brothers, have a serious accident. A complicated transplant is the only way to save them. Despite the success, this new medical technology turns out to be a nuisance for the patient. Especially if repeated after the next couple of car crashes. Roly Poly is probably the biggest achievement of Polish fantasy film. The crew of masters (Wajda, Zdort and Lem, the author of the screenplay!) blended with an outstanding cast (Bogumił Kobiela playing the lead role) into a truly explosive mixture. Stanisław Lem regarded this surprising, almost campy, film directed by the Polish master as the best adaptation of his prose.

direction:

Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

Andrzej Wajda

directed by: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

written by: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

director of photography: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

production design: Bolesław Kamykowski

sound: Wiesław Ćwikliński

edited by: Anna Rubińska

cast: Piotr Kurowski, Józef Pieracki

production: Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For

production manager: Leon Lewandowski

directed by: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

written by: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

director of photography: Marek Nowicki, Jerzy Stawicki

music: Edward Pałłasz

production design: Jarosław Świtoniak

make-up: Krystyna Osiecka

sound: Jan Kalisz

edited by: Maria Karpowicz

cast: Stanisław Milski, Piotr Kurowski

production: Studio Małych Form Filmowych Se-Ma-For

directed by: Andrzej Wajda

written by: Stanisław Lem

director of photography: Wiesław Zdort

music: Andrzej Markowski

production design: Teresa Barska

costume design: Barbara Hoff

make-up: Krystyna Chmielewska

sound: Wiesława Dembińska

edited by: Halina Prugar, Grażyna Pliszczyńska

cast: Bogumił Kobiela, Ryszard Filipski, Anna Prucnal, Jerzy Zelnik, Piotr Wysocki, Tadeusz Pluciński, Gerard Wilk

production: Zespół Filmowy Kamera

production manager: Barbara Pec-Ślesicka

Death of Zygielboym
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 86 min

A story about the tragic fate of a Jewish political activist who committed suicide on 12th May 1943 in London. What he did was supposed to be a sign of protest against the world’s passive attitude towards the tragedy of Holocaust. The story is told from the point of view of a young British journalist who, as most of the people living in the West back then, was unaware of the extent of the crime taking place in the east of Europe at that time.

 

direction:

Ryszard Brylski

directed by: Ryszard Brylski

written by: Wojciech Lepianka, Ryszard Brylski

director of photography: Piotr Śliskowski

music: Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

production design: Marek Zawierucha

costume design: Elżbieta Radke

make-up: Ewa Drobiec

sound: Marek Wronko, Krzysztof Jastrząb

edited by: Maciej Pawliński

casting by: Małgorzata Adamska

cast: Karolina Gruszka, Wojciech Mecwaldowski

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

executive producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

production manager: Leszek Pieszko

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Polska Fundacja Narodowa

distributed by: Monolith Films

Sonata
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 118 min

Diagnosed as an autistic child, Grzegorz lives in his own, hermetic world not being able to connect with others. When he is a teenager, it turns out that the cause of Grzegorz’s isolation is not autism but a deep hearing impairment, underneath which a great musical talent has been hidden for years. Thanks to a hearing aid, Grzegorz starts to discover speech, sound, and music, in which he falls in love. Grzegorz now desires to become a pianist and perform at a great philharmonic concert hall. But no one, apart from him and his family, believes that this deaf boy – though aided with new technology – will ever make his dream come true.

A moving, authentic story of the musician Grzegorz Płonka from Murzasichle in the Tatra Mountains. It shows an incredible journey, burdened with huge effort and great struggle to achieve the impossible.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction:

Bartosz Blaschke

directed by: Bartosz Blaschke

written by: Bartosz Blaschke

director of photography: Tomasz Augustynek

music: Krzysztof A. Janczak

production design: Alicja Kazimierczak

costume design: Emilia Czartoryska

make-up: Anna Gorońska

sound: Artur Kuczkowski

edited by: Robert Piechnik

casting by: Julia Popkiewicz-Kurzawa

cast: Małgorzata Foremniak, Michał Sikorski, Łukasz Simlat

production: Mediabrigade

producenci: Sylwester Banaszkiewicz, Marcin Kurek

co-produced by: Telewizja Polska S.A., Podkarpacka Komisja Filmowa, Regionalny Fundusz Filmowy w Krakowie, Dolnośląski Fundusz Filmowy, Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych

production manager: Kamil Janik

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Telewizja Polska S.A.

A Walk in the Old City of Warsaw, Passenger
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 76 min

A Walk in the Old City of Warsaw

A 9-year-old girl is strolling through the Old City of Warsaw. The camera follows her as she discovers the charms of different nooks and crannies.

Passenger

On a luxurious cruise, Liza notices a woman whose face shakes her to the core and brings back memories. During World War II, Liza was a guard in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. She chose Marta, a proud and defiant Pole, as a helper. Irritated by the prisoner’s attitude, she decided to do whatever it takes to break her into a perfect slave. For years, Liza was certain that Marta, the only witness to her crimes, died in Auschwitz. Now she sees her victim in an unknown passenger.

direction:

Andrzej Munk

Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz (ukończenie filmu)

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Andrzej Munk

director of photography: Kurt Weber

music: Andrzej Markowski

sound: Zbigniew Wolski

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček

production: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych

production manager: Michał Horowic

directed by: Andrzej Munk, Witold Lesiewicz (completion of the film)

written by: Zofia Posmysz, Andrzej Munk

director of photography: Krzysztof Winiewicz

music: Tadeusz Baird

production design: Tadeusz Wybult

costume design: Wiesława Chojkowska

make-up: Teresa Tomaszewska, Mieczysław Pośmiechowicz

sound: Jerzy Szawłowski

edited by: Zofia Dwornik

cast: Aleksandra Śląska, Anna Ciepielewska, Jan Kreczmar, Marek Walczewski

production: Zespół Filmowy Kamera

production manager: Wilhelm Hollender

Path of Shame
  • POKAZY SPECJALNE
  • 97 min

An international group of women traffickers is increasingly active in Poland. At a Warsaw dance school, they tempt young women with the possibility of being cast by an American film studio. What the gang doesn’t know is that among the students, there is a secret police agent.

Inspired by the Polish Committee for Combating Trafficking in Women and Children, the film is an adaptation of Antoni Marczyński’s novel. One of the first Polish interventional and socially engaged propaganda films, it combines an important issue with an action-packed storyline. Some of the scenes were shot in Gdynia.

At the 46th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, Tomasz Chyła Quintet will improvise during the screening of Path of Shame. It will not be a regular concert, but a musical spectacle based on modern experimental music arranged specifically for the Festival.

direction:

Mieczysław Krawicz, Alfred Niemirski

directed by: Mieczysław Krawicz, Alfred Niemirski

written by: Anatol Stern

director of photography: Albert Wywerka

production design: Józef Galewski

make-up: Konrad Narkiewicz

cast: Maria Malicka, Wanda Zawiszanka, Zofia Batycka, Maria Wrońska, Bogusław Samborski, Lech Owron, Jan Szymański, Seweryna Broniszówna, Władysław Walter, Jerzy Kobusz, Henryk Rzętkowski, Justyna Czartorzyska, Antoni Cwojdziński, Stanisław Sielański, Zygmunt Chmielewski, Leopold Morozowicz

production: Star-Film

production manager: Alfred Niemirski

Nothing but Fear
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 90 min

Katarzyna is a TV presenter who was addicted to alcohol for seven years. She’s been sober for a year now and regularly attends AA meetings. Though she quit drinking, she still can’t sort out her personal life. Meanwhile, a new alcoholic joins the club: Bożena, a young mother of two deeply frustrated with household chores. As the one who beat the addiction, Katarzyna is asked to see the newcomer through.

direction:

Barbara Sass

directed by: Barbara Sass

written by: Barbara Sass

director of photography: Wiesław Zdort

music: Piotr Rubik

production design: Władysław Bielski

costume design: Maria Kostrzewska

make-up: Ewa Symko-Marczewska

sound: Krzysztof Grabowski

edited by: Maria Orłowska

cast: Anna Dymna, Dorota Segda, Dorota Pomykała, Jerzy Trela, Krzysztof Globisz, Cezary Pazura

production: Telewizja Polska

producer: Tomasz Orlikowski

executive production: AT-Film

production manager: Tomasz Orlikowski

co-financed by: Animex

Escape to the Silver Globe
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 75 min

A documentary about the juiciest secret and the biggest dream of Polish cinema that never came true. Andrzej Żuławski’s On the Silver Globe could have been one of the most ground-breaking science-fiction films in history. The scope of production, star-studded cast, revolutionary costumes and set design all promised a masterpiece. Then, why did the Communist authorities stop the production two weeks before the end of shooting? Was that a financial decision? Political? Artistic? Personal? What remains is a legendary film that keeps inspiring filmmakers around the world and the emotions of the crew as intense as forty years ago.

directed by: Kuba Mikurda

written by: Kuba Mikurda

director of photography: Radosław Ładczuk

music: Stefan Wesołowski

sound: Anna Rok, Michał Fojcik

edited by: Iza Pająk, Laura Pawela

production: Silver Frame

producers: Daria Maślona, Stanisław Zaborowski

co-produced by: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Telewizja Polska, DI Factory, MX35, Krakow Film Commission

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Against Gravity

The faithful rivert
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 137 min

January Uprising. A heavily wounded insurgent, Duke Józef Odrowąż, finds shelter in a ruined manor house of a young noblewoman, Salomea Brynicka, attended by an old servant, Szczepan. They live in a constant threat of Cossack attack. The girl and the duke fall in love. One day, Odrowąż is visited by National Government Commissioner Hubert Olbromski with an adjutant. The disagreement between the commissioner and the duke reveals deep divisions among insurgents and their tragic solitude. Though Brynicka and Odrowąż’s romance saves the manor house from burning, Józef’s mother, Duchess Odrowąż, stands on their way to happiness.

direction:

Tadeusz Chmielewski

directed by: Tadeusz Chmielewski

written by: Maciej Jankowski

director of photography: Edgar Grishchuk

music: KIM NOWAK (Bartosz Waglewski, Piotr Waglewski, Michał Sobolewski)

production design: Katarzyna Tomczyk

costume design: Paulina Wojnar

make-up: Daria Suszyńska

sound: Rafał Nowak

edited by: Anna Garncarczyk

casting by: Maciej Jankowski

cast: Joanna Gonschorek, Jakub Wojtas

production: Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi

producer: Agata Golańska

executive producer: Agata Golańska

production manager: Aleksandra Wąsek

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Fears
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 90 min

Daniel is respected by his village community as long as he bravely supports the fight for their affairs. He is in love with the boy next door, Olek, who is not ready to reveal his sexual identity. Their relationship develops in secret. When a teenage friend can no longer take homophobic attacks and commits a suicide, Daniel tries to convince the villagers to organise a service of the Stations of the Cross together for the intention of the victim. Those who used to be on his side, now turn their backs on him. Following a suggestion from a curator, Daniel takes part in an exhibition at a Warsaw art gallery. The fight against homophobia becomes an obstacle to his relationship with Olek.

Based on true events, a moving story of an artist raised in the countryside and very engaged in the activities of the Catholic Church.

direction:

Łukasz Ronduda, Łukasz Gutt

directed by: Łukasz Ronduda, Łukasz Gutt

written by: Katarzyna Sarnowska, Michał Oleszczyk, Łukasz Ronduda

director of photography: Łukasz Gutt PSC

music: Marcin Lenarczyk

production design: Joanna Kaczyńska

costume design: Kalina Lach

make-up: Olga Nejbauer

sound: Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski

edited by: Przemysław Chruścielewski, Kamil Grzybowski

casting by: Dawid Nickel

cast: Dawid Ogrodnik, Maria Maj, Andrzej Chyra, Agata Łabno, Jowita Budnik, Oskar Rybaczek, Jacek Poniedziałek

production: Serce

producenci: Kuba Kosma, PGP

co-produced by: Kino Polska

executive producer: Wita Sernecka

production manager: Eryk Więcławski

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: TBC

Leave No Traces
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 165 min

Poland, 1983. In the country, despite it being suspended, there still is martial law earlier introduced by the communist regime in order to supress the Solidarity opposition. On 12th May, Grzegorz Przemyk, the son of Barbara Sadowska, an opposition poetess, is detained and severely beaten up by a police patrol. Przemyk dies after a two-day agony. The only witness of the fatal beating is one of Grzegorz’s colleagues, Jurek Popiel, who decides to fight for justice and testify to incriminate the policemen. At first, the State apparatus, including the Ministry of Internal Affairs, understates the matter. However, once twenty thousand people march in the streets of Warsaw behind Przemyk’s coffin, the authorities decide to use any means available against the witness and the mother of the deceased to shame them and prevent Jurek from testifying in court.

direction:

Jan P. Matuszyński

directed by: Jan P. Matuszyński

written by: Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk, based on Cezary Łazarewicz’s reports Żeby nie było śladów. Sprawa Grzegorza Przemyka

director of photography: Kacper Fertacz

music: Ibrahim Maalouf

production design: Paweł Jarzębski

costume design: Małgorzata Zacharska

make-up: Pola Guźlińska

sound: Cyprian Videl, Kacper Habisiak, Jarosław Bajdowski

edited by: Przemysław Chruścielewski

casting by: Piotr Bartuszek

cast: Sandra Korzeniak, Tomasz Ziętek, Agnieszka Grochowska, Aleksandra Konieczna, Mateusz Górski, Jacek Braciak, Sebastian Pawlak, Robert Więckiewicz

production: Aurum Film

producenci: Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham

co-produced by: Les Contes Modernes, Canal+, Background Films, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Magiclab Films, Česká televize

production manager: Ewa Pawłowska

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, ARTE France Cinéma, Czech Film Fund

distributed by: Kino Świat

Bad Luck
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA
  • 107 min

Jan Piszczyk pleads with the prison director to let him stay within the safe walls of the institution by telling him the story of his life. Piszczyk has been forever struggling with two conflicting features: ambition and conformity. Each of his incarnations brought him bad luck: every serendipity and chance in life backfired. Whenever he was successful, he usually ended up being his own undoing but blamed others for his failings. Only in prison did he start to feel free from responsibility and stopped dreading his identity.

directed by: Andrzej Munk

written by: Jerzy Stefan Stawiński

director of photography: Jerzy Lipman, Krzysztof Winiewicz

music: Jan Krenz

production design: Jan Grandys

costume design: Lidia Gryś

make-up: Teresa Tomaszewska, Irena Kosecka

sound: Halina Paszkowska

edited by: Jadwiga Zajiček

cast: Bogumił Kobiela, Maria Ciesielska, Helena Dąbrowska, Barbara Kwiatkowska

production: Zespół Filmowy Kamera

production manager: Wilhelm Hollender

Back Then
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 94 min

Marta is a romantic and a school loser. She shares a room with her sister Kasia and her grandma who tells her granddaughters stories from the uprising instead of fairy tales. In the adjacent room there live her parents, Tadek and Elżbieta. He is an educated person, constantly humiliated by the system, secretly envious of his opulent brother-in-law. She is the leader of her workplace “Solidarity” trade union, with a need for freedom and a dream of finally making it out of Poland. However, for the whole family true emotions start once a dream orange Fiat 126p parks in front of their block of flats.

direction:

Kinga Dębska

directed by: Kinga Dębska

written by: Kinga Dębska

director of photography: Andrzej Wojciechowski

music: Michal Novinski

production design: Wojciech Żogała

costume design: Emilia Czartoryska

make-up: Ewa Kowalewska

sound: Leszek Freund

edited by: Bartosz Karczyński

casting by: Alina Trybiło-Falana

cast: Kinga Preis, Adam Woronowicz, Ewa Wiśniewska, Barbara Papis, Alicja Warchocka, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Milena Lisiecka, Przemysław Bluszcz, Rafał Rutkowski

production: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop

producer: Zbigniew Domagalski

co-produced by: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, ADD SUM, AXI IMMO

executive producer: Zbigniew Domagalski

production manager: Leszek Pieszko

co-financed by: Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by: Kino Świat