A contemporary, multi-faceted metropolis. Nouveau-riche parents and their hedonist, live-in-the-moment children, surrounded by a reality where anger and tension pulsate almost to the brink of explosion. This is where we meet Marcin, a young man who comes to the city and meets Ola, a couple of years his junior. Fascinated, the girl lets him into her world of drugs, endless, bohemian parties and illegal car races. However, neither she nor her parents know that Marcin has a well-guarded secret and a plan for revenge…
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The film begins with the protagonist’s tragic accident that happens before his entering television building and that is coincidentally connected to the visit of the President of Poland in the building. After this, the action takes place in the hospital room where our protagonist is being brought back to life. In the patient’s hallucinations his 60-year-life is being replayed- childhood, youth and adulthood- we follow it as it is inter wined with Poland’s after war history, through various political systems until a surprising end.
Sasiady / Neighborhooders (2014) Grzegorz Królikiewicz, Marek Dyjak, Kamila Wojciechowicz, Andrzej Lipinski, Comedy, Drama
Ogrodowa Street in Lódz – just opposite a crowded shopping center, a state-of-the-art museum and a posh hotel – is where some of the city’s poorest live, completely forgotten by the world. A heart-warming and funny portrait of people excluded from the mainstream of social life; people who might be more capable of sacrifice and love than those who pushed them to the sidelines of society.
Cien / Shadow (1956) Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Zygmunt Kestowicz, Adolf Chronicki, Emil Karewicz, Action, Drama
The plot consists of a Rashomon-like investigation into the life of a man found dead after having been hurled from a train. As security agents, policemen and a medical examiner begin to piece together his identity, three accounts emerge: one set during World War II, one in the immediate aftermath of the war and one in contemporary Poland. In each, the victim seems to have been a mysterious, ambiguous presence, of shifting loyalties and suspicious connections, who invariably set himself against the ruling powers of the time. Critics of the day attacked the film for its depiction of a world rife with secret agents and hidden enemies – a favorite Stalinist theme – yet the film seems rather to insist on how heroism or villainy are so often matters of point of view and timing.
Serce na dloni / And a Warm Heart (2008) Krzysztof Zanussi, Bogdan Stupka, Szymon Bobrowski, Marek Kudelko, Drama
Serce na Dloni (And a Warm Heart) is about two men with very different situations. One is a wealthy gangster named Konstanty (Bogdan Stupka). He has everything money can buy but has problems with his heart, which is something that can’t be bought. The other is Stefan, a young man who is physically healthy but he doesn’t want to live because he doesn’t see the point of going on. They are quite opposites and strange fate has it that their meeting is in the best interest of both of them.
Marcus Vinicius meets Lygia in Rome and falls in love. But she is Christian and doesn’t want anything to do with him. Marcus decides to kidnap her but Ursus, her bodyguard, catches Marcus. After that, Lygia falls in love, but Marcus must go to meet Nero. After the meeting somebody told Marcus that Nero burnt Rome. Marcus decides to go back to Rome and find Lygia.
Ile wazy kon trojanski? / How Much Does the Trojan Horse Weigh? (2008) Juliusz Machulski, Ilona Ostrowska, Maciej Marczewski, Robert Wieckiewicz, Comedy
At 40, Zosia (Ilona Ostrowska) has a happy second marriage, a well-adjusted daughter, a good career, and a comfortable home in Warsaw. But as she and her family usher in the year 2000, she wishes some things in her youth had happened differently, and she’s magically transported back to 1987, when she was still married to her womanizing first husband, Darek (Robert Wi?ckiewicz) and lived in the People’s Republic of Poland.
Smierc prezydenta / Death of the President (1977) Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Zdzislaw Mrozewski, Marek Walczewski, Henryk Bista, Drama, History
Set at the historic moment of rebirth of Poland after World War I. The newly organized National Assembly elected Gabriel Narutowicz, a professor returning home from Switzerland to enter public life, as the first President in the history of Polish Republic. The film shows the turmoil leading to Narutowicz’s election by a National Assembly divided between Polish Nationalists and the minorities, comprising one third of the population. A few days after the election the President was assasinated by a fanatic Nationalist while opening an art exhibit.
Jasminum (2006) Jan Jakub Kolski, Justyna Bartoszewicz, Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Marta Dabrowska, Comedy, Romance
The peaceful world of a monastery, in a small town Jasmine, is destroyed by the arrival of monument restorers, Natasha, along with her daughter Eugenia. The legend associated with the monastery bode revelation in him a saint in the near future. Despite initial reluctance, Natasha starts the maintenance of the image stored there. The secrets of the monastery are unraveled: the unhappy lovers bodies placed in the catacombs, the secret elixir of love, created with the smell of the monks.
Poszukiwany – poszukiwana / Man – Woman Wanted (1973) Stanislaw Bareja, Wojciech Pokora, Jolanta Bohdal, Mieczyslaw Czechowicz, Comedy
Stanislaw works in an art museum in Warsaw; it’s not a very well-paid job, and his boss is a bit of a martinet. When a painting is found to be missing from the store room, the boss accuses Stanislaw and gives him 24 hours to return it, or go to jail. Well, Stanislaw is innocent, so he can’t return it, and he decides to borrow some of his wife’s clothes and her wig, and go into hiding as a woman, Maria. He gets a job as housemaid, although his practical home skills are pretty well non-existent, but a succession of amorous husbands, difficult children, and eccentric bosses drives him from one job to the next. Meanwhile his efforts to keep in touch with his wife lead to her becoming suspicious of his involvement with another girl he is talking to, and then when he kisses his wife amourously, the girl is scandalised to see what appear to be two women kissing.