Tag Archives: Poland
Kingsajz / King Size (1988) Juliusz Machulski, Jacek Chmielnik, Jerzy Stuhr, Katarzyna Figura, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A comedy. The story follows a young scientist in the contemporary world, who actually came from the world of dwarves, thanks to a magic potion, held by the Big Eater, ruler of the dwarves. The dwarf kingdom, Shuflandia, exists in a cellar of a library, and only the most obedient get the chance to grow to king size and inhabit the larger world. Once there, nobody wants to return to Shuflandia. Also, there are no women in Shuflandia.
Niewinni czarodzieje / Innocent Sorcerers (1960) Andrzej Wajda, Tadeusz Lomnicki, Krystyna Stypulkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Drama, Music, Romance
A young doctor is tired of being sought by women. One night he meets a young girl who all but forces herself into his room where they talk of morals and love. But he loses her when he goes out to see some friends and then rushes madly around the city after her.
Andrzej Wajda’s Japanese-language film based on the last chapter of Dostoevsky’s Idiot, in which Prince Myshkin and Rogozhin return to the past in a conversation over the dead body of Nastassya Filippovna. Bando Tamasaburo, regarded as one of the most outstanding female impersonators in Japanese theater, plays the dual role of Myshkin and Nastassya.
Pilkarski poker / Soccer Poker (1989) Janusz Zaorski, Janusz Gajos, Malgorzata Pieczynska, Marian Opania, Comedy, Action, Drama
Pozegnania / Farewells (1958) Wojciech Has, Maria Wachowiak, Tadeusz Janczar, Gustaw Holoubek, Drama, Romance
The story takes place before World War II and centers on Pawel, a member of a conservative, middle-class family, and his love for Lidka, a taxi dancer. Social conventions and the lovers’ inability to defy those forces Pawel and Lidka benefit. Times change, war breaks out, leading to Pawel sent to Auschwitz while Lidka marry his cousin. Their love has survived and conventions are no longer the issue.
Zloto / Gold Dreams (1962) Wojciech Has, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Krzysztof Chamiec, Barbara Krafftówna, Drama
Wspólny pokój / One Room Tenants (1960) Wojciech Has, Halina Buyno-Loza, Boguslaw Danielewski, Krystyna Feldman, Drama
The lives of several one room tenants in Warsaw’s Old Town. All the young roommates – a poet, a student, a writer, a left-wing activist – have to face difficulties in finding a place for themselves in early 1930s reality.
A father searches for his son, who has been missing since WW II, in post-war Poland. In his quest for the truth about his son, the father is forced to contemplate the elusive and coded nature of truth itself.