THE CURSE / KLĄTWA
Dir. Piotr Kabat
Production: Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
A cartoon telling a twisted story about two creatures living in seemingly unrelated realities. The characters have no idea that their absurd behaviour has a great influence on the worlds they live in. A carefree and chilled life for one is a struggle for survival for the other.
Dir. Paweł Chorzępa
Production: Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich - Studio Munka
The film tells a very subtle story of the tough love between a father and his son and the ongoing struggle for freedom. Marcin – the protagonist – was badly hurt by parents. At the age of twelve, he was placed in an orphanage because of their alcohol dependence. Despite many bad experiences, after coming of age, he decided to return to his father and try to build a relationship with him again.
WOMEN IN KIOSK
Dir. Daniel Stopa
Production: Staron-Film Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 52 min
A documentary portrait of two women and their relationship – a daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Both are wronged by fate and try to find their place in the world. It is a film about discovering deeply hidden feelings and human inner transformation. It emphasises the need of giving love to people who need it, although they have denied it themselves for a very long time.
Dir. Marek Lechki
Production: Telemark Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 87 min
The life of 35-year-old Maciek is colourless. He works from dusk till dawn in order to repay his mortgage. One day, he risks everything and sets on a journey with no purpose. At the same time, 35-year-old Magda co-organises the preparations for a certain anniversary. Their fates cross.
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Production: Film Produkcja Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 119 min
Country: Polska, Wielka Brytania, Ukraina
A young journalist, Gareth Jones, when preparing for the subject of an abrupt modernisation of the Soviet Union, leaves for Moscow. In the city, he finds a lead on a case of the Great Famine on Ukraine concealed by Soviet censors. Wishing to discover the truth, he sets on a lonely journey up to the source of the problem, where he experiences himself the tragedy the Holodomor.
IKAR. LEGENDA MIETKA KOSZA
Dir. Maciej Pieprzyca
Production: RE Studio Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 119 min
The film is based on a real story of a blind pianist, Mieczysław Kosz, who loses his sight in his childhood and is sent to a centre for the blind in Laski. He discovers music there which allows him to see the world in a different way. As a pianist, he gains more and more recognition both in Poland and in the world. His life changes when he meets a singer, Zuza.