Based on the writings of Igor Newerly, Kawalerowicz’s epic chronicles the romance between Szczesny and the charismatic Madzia (Lucyna Winnicka), as the ill-fated pair fall in love amid the social and political upheaval of their homeland.
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Osobisty pamietnik grzesznika przez niego samego spisany / Memoirs of a Sinne (1986) Wojciech Has, Piotr Bajor, Maciej Kozlowski, Janusz Michalowski, Drama
The film tells a story of two scrap pickers – the title hero Edi and his friend Jureczek. Edi is wrongly accused of having raped the girl whose brothers have got the control over one of the city areas. Edi is severely punished for that but he accepts his fate taking care of the girl’s child.
Cialo / Body (2015) Malgorzata Szumowska, Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwala, Comedy, Drama
A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she’s still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who’s dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.
Zycie rodzinne / Family Life (1971) Krzysztof Zanussi, Daniel Olbrychski, Jan Kreczmar, Halina Mikolajska, Drama
A young engineer is called back home, which he had left years before. The house is a crumbling, old mansion in which his father still works, illegally distilling vodka, much of which he drinks himself. He is alcoholic and unhappy. His sister is cynical and disturbed, had attempted suicide. His aunt is tired and sour. Their purpose to bring him there is to play on his sympathies and eventually make stay, to make him work and take care of them. He refuses and returns back to the city.
Czesc Tereska / Hi, Tereska (2001) Robert Glinski, Aleksandra Gietner, Karolina Sobczak, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Drama
Konopielka (1982) Witold Leszczynski, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Anna Seniuk, Joanna Sienkiewicz, Comedy, Drama
Kaziuk, a stubborn peasant and his pregnant wife live in a backwood village, unaffected by the civilization. The village is once visited by a couple of wanderers, and strange things start to happen afterward. A new schoolteacher is sent to the area. She stirs erotic fantasies in Kaziuk. In a stir of frustration Kaziuk cuts down a family tree – a sacrilegious act in the eyes of his family. Going a step further and using a scythe for cutting the rye instead of a sickle brings the whole village against him.
Wsród nocnej ciszy / Quiet Is the Night (1978) Tadeusz Chmielewski, Antonina Barczewska, Henryk Bista, Jerzy Bonczak, Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychological detective story about a police hunt for the murderer of young boys. The police comissioner ends up tracing the clues to his own home, where he has an adolescent son he has not been able to communicate with. The son is helping and hiding a foreign-born psychopath. All three die in the final shoot-out.
Zaklete rewiry / Hotel Pacific (1975) Janusz Majewski, Marek Kondrat, Roman Wilhelmi, Roman Skamene, Drama
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.