Tag Archives: polish
Personel (1975) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Juliusz Machulski, Irena Lorentowicz, Wlodzimierz Borunski, Drama
Krótki dzien pracy / Short Working Day (1981) Krzysztof Kieslowski, Tadeusz Bartosik, Zbigniew Bielski, Leon Charewicz, Drama
Based on reportage of the 1976 strike in Radom, which ended with the regional Party Committee headquarters set aflame, Kieslowski’s made-for-TV hybrid film merges archival materials with a dramatization of organized opposition during a single day of conflict.
Marcowe migdaly / March Caresses (1990) Radoslaw Piwowarski, Monika Bolly, Stanislaw Brudny, Magdalena Curyk, Drama
Angel in the Wardrobe / Aniol w szafie (1987) Stanislaw Rózewicz, Jerzy Trela, Grazyna Barszczewska, Maria Czubasiewicz, Drama
Angel In The Wardrobe is a film about responsibility, the duty to yourself and to the others. In the crazy world we live in, it’s hard to pretend he did not see the dangerous phenomena – in the attitudes of people in relationships. So this is a film about conscience. About the memory, without which we are nothing. The fears and anxieties in us and around us.
Jestem / I Am (2005) Dorota Kedzierzawska, Piotr Jagielski, Agnieszka Nagórzycka, Edyta Jungowska, Drama
An eleven-year-old (Piotr Jagielski) escapes from an orphanage and returns to his hometown where the other kids call him “Mongrel” and his young alcoholic mother (Edyta Jungowska) kicks him out again. Undaunted, he sets up quarters of his own in an abandoned barge.
Plac Zbawiciela / Saviour Square (2006) Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, Jowita Budnik, Arkadiusz Janiczek, Ewa Wencel, Drama
Beata and Bartek are a young married couple with two children. As they keep waiting for the key to their own Warsaw apartment, they are living temporarily with Bartek’s overbearing mother near Warsaw’s Saviour Square.
Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolnosc’ / Escape from the ‘Liberty’ Cinema (1990) Wojciech Marczewski, Janusz Gajos, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Teresa Marczewska, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The film is set just before Poland’s communist regime came to an end, and the central character is a provincial censor (Janusz Gajos), a tired, sloppy, lonely man, whose wife has long since left him. For him, censorship is both an art and a game, but he does not enjoy it. During a screening of a sentimental Polish melodrama called “Daybreak” at the Liberty cinema across the road from the censor’s office, the actors start to rebel and refuse to speak their lines.
The film is set in a terrorizing world of the future, where technology commands the movements of individuals, supervised by the doctors, carrying out a program to improve the human race. Thus, instead of doctors creating a monster, the monsters are already there as the species of the future – but one of them is suspected by the doctors of being a human being. That is Golem in reverse.