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Polish Documentaries 2007-2008 - Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
POLISH
DOCUMENTARIES
2007/2008
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23
00-071 Warsaw, Poland
phone [+48 22] 42 10 518
fax [+48 22] 42 10 241
e-mail [email protected]
www.pisf.pl
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
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ocumentaries have always been equally important
in the Polish film tradition as feature productions, which is
why promoting the genre is one of the Polish Film Institute
priorities. In 2008, PFI has allotted EUR 1.7 million to support the
production of documentary films.
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In accordance with the contemporary global trend,
documentary films which used to be seen mostly on
television, start to be shown in cinemas on a much more
regular basis. Polish Film Institute, being absolutely aware
of the universal character of documentary films, pays
particular attention to promoting those of them which are
meant for cinematic distribution. We would like to restore
their due position in cinematic repertoires. We believe in
supporting quality projects with a strong and stirring
message and, above all else, projects bearing a universal
testimony to our times.
We are pleased to present the second edition of the
catalogue describing a selection of documentary films from
the years 2007-2008. Many of them have already been
awarded at international festivals both in Poland and abroad,
others are not too well-known yet.
All of them have one thing in common though, they give
a penetrating, keen and clever insight into people's lives.
Agnieszka Odorowicz
General Director
Polish Film Institute
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
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52 procent
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THE 52 PERCENT
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
A film from the series called 'Russia – Poland. New Gaze.'
written & directed by Rafał Skalski
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cinematography Jakub Giza
music Łukasz Lach
editing Cecylia Pacura
sound Wojciech Mrówczyński
produced by Eureka Media, Smulikowskiego 13/10,
00-384 Warsaw, phone +48 22 828 48 10,
e-mail [email protected]; PWSFTViT, Targowa 61/63,
90-323 Łódź, phone +48 42 634 58 20,
e-mail [email protected], www.filmschool.pl
co-financing Polish Film Institute, The Adam Mickiewicz
Institute, Telewizja Polska – TVP Kultura
producer Krzysztof Kopczyński
Betacam SP, colour, 16:9, stereo, 19'
Poland 2007
lla tries to get admitted
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to the famous Russian
Academy of Ballet in St.
Petersburg again. Adequate
body proportions are the key
criterion for admittance. Alla has
to do some additional exercises
in order to make her legs longer
– 52 percent is the ideal
proportion between leg length
and body height. The exams are
particularly difficult for the girl.
Small children are put to their
first serious test, they have to
overcome fear, pain, extreme
exhaustion...
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..
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Awards (selected):
47th Krakow Film Festival, 2007: Grand
Prix – The Golden Hobby-Horse; The
President of the Polish State Television
Award for the 'best documentary film'
and for cinematography; The President
of the Polish Filmmakers Association
Award for editing, The Kodak Award
for 'the director of the best film'
International Film Festival 'Etiuda
and Anima', Krakow 2007: The Silver
Dinosaur
Krakow Festival of Independent Films,
2007: Grand Prix
International Festival of Documentary
Films 'Punto de Vista', Pamplona (Spain),
2008: The Main Prize for the best
short-length film
Gdańsk DocFilm Festival 'Dignity and
Work', 2008: The Gate of Freedom
– the main prize
III. REMEMBER THE SABBATH DAY,
TO KEEP IT HOLY
'Decalogue after Decalogue' series
written, directed & cinematography by Maciej Cuske
series concept by Beata Januchta
music Dominik Kwaśniewski
editing Artur Owczarczak
sound Maciej Cuske, Zofia Gołębiowska
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Silver Hobby-Horse for the
director of the best documentary film
and the Student Jury Award
with Staś Cuske, Jolanta Molenda-Cuske, Teresa Cuske,
Bolesław Cuske, Maciej Cuske
produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency
for 2nd Programme, J.P. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 547 81 82,
e-mail [email protected]
producer Ryszard Urbaniak, mobile +48 601 600 938
colour, 45'
Poland 2008
boy named Staś is soon to take his first Holy
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Communion. His parents and grandparents are making
rather incompetent attempts to prepare Staś for the event. The
generation gap is more than evident...
The director focused the camera on his own family trying
to depict their everyday life which is deeply meaningful
despite the chaos and misunderstandings.
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
III. Pamiętaj, abyś dzień święty święcił
Po tamtej stronie
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
BEYOND THE WALL
written, directed & editing by Vita Želakeviciute
cinematography Józef Szymura
music Paweł Szymański
sound Iwo Klimek, Andrzej Brzoska
production manager Antoni Sambor
produced by Drygas Production, Dzika 19/23,
00-172 Warsaw, phone +48 22 651 50 58,
e-mail [email protected]
for Polish Television 1st Programme,
e-mail [email protected]
producer Maciej Drygas
Betacam SP, colour, 4:3, 20'
Poland 2007
rison yard, work at the tailor's shop, modest meal, daily
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dose of medicine taken under strict supervision of the
medical personnel, and extremely crowded cell. A heartbreaking
story of Russian prisoners serving their sentence in mental
hospital.
Pod psem
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
DOG'S LIFE
written & directed by Thierry Paladino
cinematography Piotr Niemyjski
editing Agnieszka Glińska
sound Thierry Paladino
produced by Centrala, Sienkiewicza 52/37, 90-058 Łódź,
phone +48 42 661 16 16, mobile +48 697 99 16 39,
e-mail [email protected], www.centralafilm.pl
producer Agnieszka Janowska
colour, 23'
Poland 2008
story about dog owners. A humorous and warm
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presentation of lonely people living in a society that's
getting crazier and crazier every day.
Agnieszka, animal behaviourist, guides us through the
world of dogs. She gives us insight into their canine psyche
and, what's more important, into the psyche of their owners.
Rekord Errola
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
ERROL'S RECORD
written, directed, cinematography & editing by Borys Lankosz
produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency
for 1st Programme, J.P. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
mobile +48 601 600 938,
e-mail [email protected]
executive producer Ryszard Urbaniak
colour, 28'
Poland 2008
rrol Muzawazi from Zimbabwe is trying to beat a Guiness
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record by giving the longest lecture ever in the history of
humankind – 125 hours about democracy. What kind of man has
decided to talk about democracy for 125 hours in the very
center of the Robert Mugabe regime?
Istnienie
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
EXISTENCE
written & directed by Marcin Koszałka
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cinematography Marcin Koszałka, Maciej Tomaszek,
Adam Nocoń
music Zygmunt Konieczny
editing Anna Wagner
sound Mariusz Bielecki, Krzysztof Suchodolski
production manager Konrad Świder
produced by HBO Polska, Puławska 17, 02-515 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 852 88 00, e-mail [email protected], www.hbo.pl
executive producer OTO Film Poland, Puławska 22,
02-564 Warsaw, phone +48 22 542 86 86, e-mail
[email protected] (Sławomir Boniecki, Jacek Kulczycki)
producers Krzysztof Rak, Jerzy Dzięgielewski,
Aleksander Kutela, Anna Skonieczna
co-financing Polish Film Institute
16 mm, colour, 69'
Poland 2007
famous Krakow's actor,
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Jerzy Nowak, has been
battling against a serious
disease for a long time. The film
records the process of his
coming to terms with death
and preparing to die with
dignity. The actor talks with his
friends having accepted the
prospect of departing from this
world quite soon.
Awards:
47th Krakow Film Festival, 2007:
Audience Award
Festival International de Cinema
Visions du Reel, Nyon (Switzerland),
2008: Oecumenical Jury and Jury du
Public Award
Upadek
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
THE FALL
written & directed by Michał Rogalski
concept by Jolanta Krysowata
cinematography Karina Kleszczewska
underwater photography Krzysztof Kłosiński
music Jan Duszyński
editing Stefan Paruch
sound Artur Kuczkowski
production manager Sylwia Kucharska
produced by MediaBrigade, Karkonoska 10 apt. 026,
53-015 Wrocław, phone +48 71 799 14 50,
e-mail [email protected]
for Telewizja Polska 1st Programme,
e-mail [email protected]
producers Sylwester Banaszkiwicz, Marcin Kurek
colour, 16:9, 25'
Poland 2007
film belonging to the 'Way of the
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Cross' series.
A car driven by a 22-year-old man kills a
young woman and cripples her 6-year-old
son. Several weeks after the accident the
perpetrator's family contact the boy's
grandparents – they want to make up
somehow for their loss. The boy's guardians
agree to meet with them.
Pierwszy dzień
A film from the series called 'Russia – Poland. New Gaze.'
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
THE FIRST DAY
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written, directed & cinematography by Marcin Sauter
music Tomasz Gwinciński
editing Tymek Wiskirski
sound Michał Marczak
production manager Agnieszka Janowska
produced by Eureka Media, Smulikowskiego 13 apt. 10,
00-384 Warsaw, phone +48 22 828 48 10,
e-mail [email protected]
producer Krzysztof Kopczyński
co-produced by Telewizja Polska – TVP Kultura,
Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
e-mail [email protected]
co-financing Polish Film Institute;
The Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Betacam SP, colour, 16:9, stereo, 26'
Poland 2007
first60
year
pupils from a
distant tundra
arrive at their
school in a
Siberian town
of Aksarka.
Without their
parents'
support,
deprived of the
contact with
nature, the
children have
to face a
completely
different reality.
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Awards (selected):
47th Kraków Film Festiwal 2007, The National Competition:
Students Jury Award
5th DOCLISBOA, Lisbon 2007: Johnnie Walker prize for best
short documentary film
19th Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago 2007: Grand Prix
12th International Short Film Festival, Siena 2007:
International Competition – Special Mention for
Documentary
Documentary Film Festival 'One World', Praha (Czech
Republic) 2008: Special Mention
'Docudays', 5th International Festival of Human Rights, Kiev
(Ukraine) 2008: The Main Prize
9th International Days od Documentary Cinema ‘Crossroads
of Europe’, Lublin 2008: Grand Prix for the best short-length
film for 'humanism, sensitivity, emotionality and accuracy in
portraying the most important aspects of human life; for the
truthfulness of description and metaphor.'
Spływ
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THE FLOW
written & directed by Jan Komasa
cinematography Małgorzata Szyłak, Jan Komasa
music Antoni Łazarkiewicz
editing Bartek Pietras
sound Michał Muzyka
produced by Handmade Pictures, Macedońska 74,
02-761 Warsaw, mobile +48 601 45 62 04,
e-mail [email protected]
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 90'
Poland 2007
am here because I can't be running away from myself any
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longer’ – young participants say.
of a canoe trip down the Rospuda River
organized by the Lodz branch of Monar Association for people
struggling with drug addiction. Participation in the trip is a
part of group therapy where addicts learn about responsibility
and teamwork.
Henio, idziemy na Widzew
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THE FOOTBALL FATHER
written & directed by Michał Jóźwiak
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cinematography Małgorzata Szyłak
editing Jaromir Dziewic
sound Radosław Ochnio, Michał Robaczewski,
Witold Zalewski
production manager Anna Wydra
produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing,
Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 851 10 56, e-mail [email protected],
www.wajdaschool.pl
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 26'
Poland 2008
arcin, a blind man, works
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as a massage therapist
at a football club. Instead of
going to matches with his team
he prefers the riskier way and
regularly goes there with other
football fans. Although he
himself is blind, he starts to take
Henio, his visually impaired son,
with him.
Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Honorary Diploma awarded by
The Student Jury
14 dni. Prowokacja bydgoska
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
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FOURTEEN DAYS.
THE BYDGOSZCZ PROVOCATION
written & directed by Jacek Petrycki, Grzegorz Eberhardt
cinematography Jacek Petrycki
editing Rafał Listopad
produced by Documentary and Feature Film Studio,
Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 840 50 67,
e-mail [email protected]
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
54'
Poland 2008
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Honorary Diploma
ld, scratched film reels, we can see the faces of Lech
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Wałęsa, Zbigniew Bujak, Jacek Kuroń... Fragments of
television material from 1981, propaganda fabricated
information about the Bydgoszcz Provocation...
Film edited from original materials shot during a session of
the Solidarity Movement authorities in 1981 when
communist provocations started, the situation in Poland was
becoming more and more dangerous and the leaders of the
Movement argued with one another more and more keenly
about their clashing visions of the further course of action.
Gadzio
GADJO
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
Film made as part of the 'First Documentary' project.
written & directed by Kryspin Pluta
cinematography Adam Palenta
editing Antoni Nykowski
sound Ewa Łebek, Karol Iwan
production manager Rafał Ulicki
produced by The Association of Polish Filmmakers;
TVP Kultura
executive produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School
of Film Directing, Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 851 10 56, e-mail [email protected],
www.wajdaschool.pl;
producers Jacek Lipski, Katarzyna Ślesicka
co-financing Polish Film Institute
HDV, colour, 26'
Poland 2008
Roma boy and an old Silesian man meet because of
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music. Rebellious lyrics written by the young hip-hop fan
are contrasted with the idyllic old man's songs. Confrontation of
these two separate worlds leads to the development of an
unexpected bond.
Gośka, gola!
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Film made as part of the 'First Documentary' project.
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
GO ON GOŚKA!
written & directed by Joanna Kaczmarek
cinematography Marcin Kukielski
editing Agnieszka Kowalczyk
sound Małgorzata Staroń
sound mixing Przemysław Jaworski
production manager Barbara Ławska
produced by The Association of Polish Filmmakers,
TVP Kultura
executive produced by Film Studio KRONIKA, Chełmska 21,
00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 841 14 91,
e-mail [email protected]
producers Jacek Lipski, Paweł Kędzierski
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 10'
Poland 2007
ośka is a sixteen-year-old girl who practises football at
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the Warszawa-Praga Parochial Sports Club. School is not
something she likes most. Football is her real passion – she plays
it on the pitch, juggles the ball on her own and kicks it against
walls, or goes to see a team match. Gośka dreams of playing at
the World Cup one day, with the stands packed...
Złota rybka
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A GOLDFISH
written, directed, cinematography & editing by Tomasz Wolski
sound Tomasz Wolski, Tomasz Wieczorek
produced by Kijora, Młyńska Boczna 7/8, 31-470 Krakow,
mobile +48 609 421 497, e-mail [email protected];
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008: The
Student Jury Award and The Audience
Award
Film Studio Rabarbar
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producers Anna Gawlita, Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz,
Tomasz Wolski
colour, 69'
Poland 2008
veryday life of the residents of a Care Centre for the
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Handicapped who are preparing to stage a play based
on'The Fisherman and the Goldfish' story. The world of the
'abnormal ones' turns out to be more normal in many respects
than the world that surrounds it. There's more kindness, less
envy.
The film allows us to look at the Other from a different
point of view.
Opowieść griota
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GRIOT STORIES
written, directed & cinematography by Adam Różański
music Adama Drame & Abdulahi Kantala,
Joumana Dembele, Moussa Diabate, Foliba Group
editing Anna Dymek
sound Dariusz Wancerz
produced by Ozumi Films, Mokotowska 44 a, lok. 28,
00-543 Warsaw, phone +48 22 628 80 30,
www.ozumifilms.com; Ideale Audience (TBD),
Adam Różański
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producers Joanna Fido, Marianna Rowińska, Adam Różański,
Joanna Plesnar (co-operation)
16 mm, colour, 54'
Poland 2007
musical documentary featuring a monologue by Adama
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Drame, an African drummer, djembe master, descendant
of a griot family – a caste of musicians and storytellers. We
watch him during the rehearsals and concerts in Burkina Faso
and Paris, during family celebrations and in the streets, we listen
to a story of Africa whose cultural identity is in danger. Adama
Drame is one of the last men to guard African tradition and
culture.
Gugara
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GUGARA
directed by Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski
written by Andrzej Dybczak, Jacek Nagłowski,
Patryk Jordanowicz (co-operation)
cinematography Patryk Jordanowicz
editing Jacek Nagłowski
sound Jacek Nagłowski, Robert Buczkowski,
Michał Kostarkiewicz
production managers Andrzej Dybczak, Magdalena Zych
F/X Anna Giemzik, Przemysław Mastela
produced by Centrala, Sienkiewicza 52/37, 90-058 Łódź,
phone +48 42 661 16 16; mobile +48 697 99 16 39;
e-mail [email protected] www.centralafilm.pl
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producers Agnieszka Janowska, Jacek Nagłowski
colour, 67'
Poland 2008
he last family of native
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Evenkian reindeer herdsmen
live in the forests of Siberia. They
have lost a whole herd recently.
Just like other Evenkians who
have no reindeer, they will soon
have to move to a completely
different world – a nearby Russian
village. Their son, Kola, is already
there.
It's a story of the downfall of a
small Siberian community. The
film depicts the reality faced by
former nomads and reindeer
herdsmen who have been forced
to abandon their traditional way
of living and to lead new lifestyles
full of contradictions and
emptiness.
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Awards:
International Festival of
Documentary Films Cinema du
Reel, Paris 2008: The Intangible
Heritage Award
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
Grand Prix The Golden HobbyHorse and The President of the
Polish State Television Award
Film presented in the Acid
Programmation section at the
61st Cannes Film Festival, 2008
Homo.pl
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HOMO.PL
directed by Robert Gliński
written by Jacek Wasilewski
according to the concept created by Michał Arabudzki
cinematography Jan Budzowski
editing Krzysztof Szpetmański
sound Leszek Freund, Jerzy Murawski, Michał Robaczewski,
Tomasz Wieczorek
production manager Jacek Dąbrowski-Udziela
produced by HBO Poland, Puławska 17, 02-515 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 852 88 00, e-mail [email protected];
Filmcontract Ltd.
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producers Jerzy Dzięgielewski, Aleksander Kutela,
Krzysztof Rak, Henryk Romanowski, Dariusz Sidor
colour, 74'
Poland 2007
he first Polish film about gays and lesbians. It reveals the
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true reality of living in a country where homophobiacs are
not scarce and where homosexual people's lives are not easy.
The director, dealing with a politically inconvenient and
socially controversial issue, does not avoid asking difficult
questions and the couples featured in the film have the
courage to answer them.
Kocham Polskę
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
I LOVE POLAND
written & directed by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Joanna Sławińska
cinematography Andrzej Adamczak, Rafał Paradowski,
Maciej Kaliński
editing Grażyna Gradoń
sound Robert Brudziński, Maciej Kaliński,
Tadeusz Łaszczewski
sound mixing Michał Dominowski
production manager Krystyna Świeca
produced by Film Studio Largo, Szwedzka 74/4,
30-315 Krakow, phone +48 12 269 41 63,
e-mail [email protected]; TVN (television)
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producer Agnieszka Traczewska
colour, 55'
Poland 2008
he manifesto of the far-right All-Polish Youth
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organisation states: 'We do not come from nowhere. All
of us are members of a greater community. The nation. We are
the Poles, which sounds trivial to some people, but for us it is the
fundamental truth. The foundation of our identity.' Members of
this organization fight against feminists, gays and lesbians. Their
intolerance goes hand in hand with the proudly declared
attachment to Catholic values.
The film tries to find answers to two questions: Who are
these people? What is the origin of their fundamentalism?
A gdyby tak się stało
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IF IT HAPPENS
written & directed by Marcel Łoziński
cinematography Jacek Bławut, Arthur Reinhart
editing Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
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Awards:
One of eight foreign documentaries
to make Oscar shortlist in 2008.
sound Halina Paszkowska, Krzysztof Jastrząb, Iwo Klimek
produced by Film Studio KALEJDOSKOP, Chełmska 21,
00-724 Warsaw, phone +48 22 851 17 79,
fax +48 22 841 21 35, e-mail stu[email protected],
[email protected]
co-produced by Telewizja Polska SA – 1st Programme
co-financing Polish Film Institute
-year old Thomas, the director's son, returns to the
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park where twelve years ago he rode his scooter,
looked at the peacocks and asked some existential questions to
elderly people sitting on the benches (‘Anything Can Happen’).
His interlocutors are no longer there but the boy looks back to
Wojciech Szczudło, Piotr Śliwiński that summer's day and meets with himself as a child.
producers Zbigniew Domagalski, Janusz Skałkowski,
executive producers Wojciech Szczudło,
Zbigniew Domagalski
colour, 38'
Poland 2007
Ikizama
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
IKIZAMA
written & directed by Tomasz Wysokiński
cinematography Armand Urbaniak, Paweł Banasiak
music Kodo Taiko
editing Sławomir Goździk
sound Przemysław Jaworski, Szymon Białek
produced by Ayahuasca Project & Paweł Nastula'
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Awards:
5th Planete Doc Review, Warsaw
2008: II Audience Award
International Ficts Festival,
Gdynia 2008: The Main Award
for Documentary Feature
Management
producers Józef Pionke, Michał Szymański
colour, 55'
Poland 2008
udo Olimpic Champion Paweł Nastula, takes on a new
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challenge. He takes part in an extremely controversial fight,
witch is practically without rules, with undefeated knockout
champion Brazilian Edson Drago. Why would the legendary
champion of judo, which is such a noble discipline, take a risk of
partaking in a brutal fight? Why would he risk coming into a
misunderstanding with his admiring fans, rejection of judo
community and compromising his reputation? What are the
motives behind Edson's Drago decision? Who will win the laurels
of the fight in the modern Pancration?
Niezależni
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THE INDEPENDENT
written, directed & editing by Jacek Talczewski
cinematography Józef Romasz
sound Urszula Zaręba
produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency,
J.P. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 547 81 82,
e-mail [email protected] for 2nd Programme TVP
producer Tomasz Kronenberg
executive produced by Stell Jacek Talczewski
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 52'
Poland 2007
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Awards:
9th International Days od
Documentary Cinema ‘Crossroads
of Europe’, Lublin 2008: Special Award
for the best Polish film
t's about the Independent Student Union that was
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established in 1980 and remained legal just for a few
months.
The film presents the way of thinking and the attitudes
adopted by the 1974-89 students, which resulted in their
undertaking such initiatives as The Freedom and Peace
Movement, The Orange Alternative, The New Culture
Movement, The Gallery of Manic Activities. This shows the
potential lying inside young Polish people that communist
authorities tried to smother.
Jak w niebie
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
JUST LIKE HEAVEN
directed by Filip Marczewski
cinematography Szymon Lenkowski
music Maciej Mulawa
editing Wojciech Jagiełło
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The President of Polish State
Television Award for cinematography
sound Tomasz Wieczorek
production manager Beata Gzik
produced by PWSFTViT, Targowa 61/63, 90-323 Łódź,
phone +48 42 634 58 20,
e-mail [email protected]
colour, 25'
Poland 2008
eanet and Raul moved from Amsterdam to Poland two
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years ago. They settled down in a remote place where
living conditions are rather hard. They are happy though because
'The Netherlands is a small country where lots of people live but
here it's different.'
Latawce
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KITES
written & directed by Beata Dzianowicz
cinematography Jacek Petrycki
music Ibrahim
editing Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
sound Jarosław Roszyk
sound editing Iwo Klimek
co-operation Jacek Szafrański, Nooria Habebi
production manager Dorota Rozowska
produced by Eureka Media, Smulikowskiego 13 apt. 10,
00-384 Warsaw, phone +48 22 828 48 10,
e-mail [email protected], www.eurekamedia.info
st
co-produced by Telewizja Polska – 2 Programme
co-financing Script Agency, Polish Film Institute,
Media Programme
producer Krzysztof Kopczyński
colour, 52'
Poland 2007
n 2006 a one month film course called 'Kabul – my city'
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was run at the Art School in Kabul by Jacek Szarański, a
young Polish director. Twelve most talented students received
cameras and professional assistance. They were given free hand
as to what they wanted to show in the film.
‘Kites’ depicts everyday life in contemporary Kabul from
the point of view of an Afghan seventeen-year-old. Jacek
Petrycki's camera follows the path taken by the students:
starting with their feverish attempts to shoot the rushing
wheels of a rickshaw up till the moment when the camera
stops being just a toy but becomes a tool...
Miasteczko Kroke
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THE LITTLE TOWN OF KROKE
written & directed by Natalia Schmidt, Kuba Karyś
cinematography Piotr Trela
editing Eryk Rogoziński
sound Piotr Fede, Tomasz Sikora, Paweł Kurasiewicz
production managers Grażyna Polańska, Anna Prymakowska,
Krzysztof Brożek
produced by Discovery Historia TVN, Płk. Dąbka 2,
30-383 Kraków, mobile +48 502 555 199,
e-mail [email protected]
producer Kuba Karyś
executive producer Grażyna Bukowska
44'
Poland 2008
story of the pre-war Krakow as seen by the Jews. Unique
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archive materials, which had not been published before,
present their carefree youth which was suddenly disrupted and
turned into the hell of the Holocaust. Some of them left Poland
after the war but they keep coming back to Krakow, a city full of
childhood memories.
Radioakcja
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LIVE ACTION RADIO
directed by Tomasz Jurkiewicz
written Tomasz Jurkiewicz, Tomasz Woźniczka
cinematography Tomasz Woźniczka
music Vlad Kuryluk
editing Zbigniew Niciński
sound Mikołaj Kaczmarczyk
sound mixing Jacek Kołtuniak
production manager Michał Jaksik
produced by Wydział Radia i Telewizji, Uniwersytet Śląski,
Bytkowska 1 b, 40-955 Katowice,
phone/fax +48 32 258 24 28
colour 27'
Poland 2007
aweł and Grzegorz, two
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twenty-year-olds, want to
run a radio station for young
people. They receive some funding
from the European Union. But this
is only the beginning of their
venture. They have to attract
listeners, deal with the apathy of
the townspeople and overcome
their own weaknesses. Their
friendship is soon to be at stake in
the struggle to implement the
project.
A humorously presented story
about friendship and dreams.
Situation of disabled people
seen from a different point of
view.
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Awards:
International Film Festival Etiuda
& Anima, Krakow 2007: Grand
Prix Golden Dinosaur
9th Amateur and Independent
Film Festival KAN, Wrocław 2008:
The Silver KANewka Award, The
Audience KANewka Award, The
Journalists' KANewka Award
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The President of the Polish State
Television Award for the Best
Documentary film
Dziennik pokładowy
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THE LOGBOOK
written & directed by Ewa Borzęcka
cinematography Przemysław Kamiński
editing Agnieszka Bojanowska, Marek Wlezień
produced by Telewizja Polska – Film Agency
for 1st Programme, J. P. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 547 88 91, e-mail [email protected]
producer Witold Będkowski
colour, 55'
Poland 2007
tefan is a man over sixty. He has created his own oasis of
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piece, his own tiny kingdom, not a long way from the
hustle and bustle of city life: for sixteen years he has lived on
barge moored to the bank of the Vistula River in Warsaw.
It's a story of an unconventional, unhurried lifestyle lived
close to nature. It's about a man who had to start from scratch
in his mature years but who's still able to relish the joy of life
and recognise its meaning.
Felgarz z Woli
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THE LORD OF THE RIMS
written & directed by Kuba Maciejko
cinematography Magda Kowalczyk
editing Rafał Samborski
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Maciej Szumowski Award
sound Krzysztof Zalewski, Michał Rogaczewski
production manager Anna Wydra
produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing,
Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 851 10 56, e-mail [email protected],
www.wajdaschool.pl
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 15'
Poland 2008
he Lord of the Rims is the last craftsman in Warsaw with
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this kind of specialisation. Former sportsman and a
member of the national wrestling team, he gave up sport in
order to continue the family craft tradition.
MAREK EDELMAN. LIFE.
THE SIMPLY WAY
aka COMMANDER EDELMAN Dowódca Edelman
directed by Artur Więcek ‘Baron’
written by Witold Bereś, Krzysztof Burnetko,
Artur Więcek ‘Baron’ based on the book of Witold Bereś
and Krzysztof Burnetko cinematography Piotr Trela
music Adrian Konarski editing Piotr Zmyślony
sound Sebastian Bogacki
production manager Piotr Uss Wąsowicz
with Marek Edelman, Bronisław Geremek, Simcha Rotem
‘Kazik’, Pnina Frymer-Grynszpan, Jan Lityński, Hanna Krall,
Henryk Wujec and others
produced by TVN (television); Bereś & Baron Media
Productions, Nowowiejska 5/7, 30-052 Kraków,
e-mail [email protected]
co-financing Polish Film Institute; The City of Lodz Office
executive producers Witold Bereś
HD, colour, 56', extended version 2 x 40'
Poland 2008
arek Edelman is well-known as one of the leaders of the
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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, also quite well as a brilliant
doctor and a wise man. The authors have decided to present him
in a different way though by creating a portrait of a man who,
sitting in his armchair, determines the limits of decency exposing
– at the same time – the pathos and crudeness of the popular
idea of the Holocaust.
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Marek Edelman: życie. Po prostu
Pan Chlebek
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
MR. BREADY
written, directed, cinematography & editing by Przemysław Filipowicz
co-operation Marek Tabor
music Mateusz Celmer
produced by Butcher's Film, Przemysław Filipowicz,
mobile +48 606 395 626, e-mail [email protected]
colour, 23'
Poland 2007
-year-old Piotr Sudoł was born in Bosna. He came to
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Poland fleeing the war in Yugoslavia. He devoted his
life to collecting dry bread saying that bread is not a piece of
rubbish that can be thrown away, it's God's gift which can be fed
to animals, for instance...
Piotr died after being hit by a car three months after the
film was shot.
Moja Kuba, moja Polska
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MY CUBA, MY POLAND
written & directed by Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
cinematography Andrzej Adamczak
editing Grażyna Gradoń
sound Maciej Kaliński
produced by V-Film, Kwiska 12/7, 53-326 Wrocław,
mobile +48 601 728 631, e-mail [email protected]
for Telewizja Polska 1st Programme
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producer Andrzej Stachecki
colour, 59'
Poland 2007
ilm about Jose Torres, born in Cuba but living in Poland for
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many years, and about his son, born in Poland and
discovering his Cuban roots. Jose's wife goes to Cuba with their
son, Tomek. Jose would like to go with them, visit his family, his
parents' grave, but he's still afraid that despite his Polish passport
he would not be safe there...
A story of the contemporary history of two countries on
which the communist system has left its mark.
Muzyczna partyzantka
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MUSIC PARTISANS
written & directed by Mirosław Dembiński
cinematography Maciej Szafnicki, Michał Ślusarczyk,
Remigiusz Przełożny, Dariusz Załuski
archive footage Jarosław Kamieński, Jacek Gasiński,
Marek Czunkiewicz
editing Mirosław Dembiński
sound editing Filip Różański
produced by Film Studio EVEREST, Pl. Zwycięstwa 2D,
apt. 2, 90-312 Łódź, phone/fax +48 42 676 75 41,
e-mail [email protected], www.studioeverest.pl;
Belsat TV,
co-financing Polish Film Institute
producers Mirosław Dembiński, Agnieszka Romaszewska
(Belsat TV)
distributed by Studio Filmowe EVEREST
colour, 52'
Poland 2007
oung Belarussian rock musicians fight against
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Lukashenka's regime persistently and courageously.
We meet the characters in Warsaw during a European
demonstration organised by the Robert Schuman Foundation.
Dizzy with freedom, having spontaneously played some music in
the streets and in a students' club, they want to play such
concerts in their own country. The attempt will be successful to
some extent but they will also bring some painful experiences...
Na niebie na ziemi
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
ON THE SKY ON EARTH
written & directed by Maciej Cuske
cinematography Radek Ładczuk
music Tomasz Gwinciński
editing Anna Dymek
sound Zofia Gołębiowska, Tomasz Wieczorek
produced by Zespół Filmowy PALADINO, Racławicka /65,
85-041 Bydgoszcz, e-mail [email protected]
co-produced by Centrala Ltd., Sienkiewicza 52/37,
90-058 Łódź, phone +48 42 661 16 16;
mobile +48 697 99 16 39; e-mail [email protected]
www.centralafilm.pl; Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film
Directing, Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw, Poland,
phone/fax +48 22 851 10 57, e-mail [email protected],
www.wajdaschool.pl
co-financing Polish Film Institute
DV/Betacam SP, 16:9, colour, 62'
Poland 2007
s every year, a group of enthusiasts looking for the
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evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial civilisations
come to the town of Wylatowo. They are waiting for some
unusual pictograms to appear in the fields. One of the observes
just barely avoided being abducted by aliens. He does not give
up though – his passion borders on insanity...
Po-lin. Okruchy pamięci
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PO-LIN
written & directed by Jolanta Dylewska
cinematography Józef Romasz, Jolanta Dylewska
music Michał Lorenc
editing Paweł Suchta, Ewa Różewicz, Ingeborg Marszałek
sound Artur Kapala, Piotr Nesterowicz
production managers Katarzyna Błachiewicz,
Marta Kamieńska, Janusz Marzec
produced by Bomedia (Warsaw), phone +48 22 899 19 96,
e-mail [email protected]; a jour film (Berlin)
co-financing Polish Film Institute;
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH;
Der Beauftragte der Bundesregierung fuer Kultur
und Medien
producers Mirosław Bork, Klaus Schmutzer
colour, 82'
Poland – Germany 2008
nique archive materials, not published before and filmed
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mostly by amateurs, presenting the everyday life in the
borderland towns of the Second Republic of Poland, where
Jewish and Polish communities peacefully coexisted. 'Po-lin',
which means 'we're going to stay here', is the Yiddish name for
Poland.
The film is the result of an extensive and a few years long
archive research carried out by the director in various
countries around the world, including New York and Yad
Vashem. On the basis of the 'Memory Book' written by the
Holocaust survivors it was possible to identify the full names
of almost all the people anonymously filmed in the 1920s and
30s.
PRL de Luxe
Film made as part of the 'First Documentary' project.
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PRL DE LUXE
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written & directed by Edyta Wróblewska
cinematography Marcin Sauter, Szymon Lenkowski
editing Anna Dymek
sound Maciej Krupa
production manager Marta Golba
produced by The Association of Polish Filmmakers;
TVP Kultura
executive produced by Andrzej Wajda Master School
of Film Directing, Chełmska 21, bld. 24, 00-724 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 851 10 56, e-mail [email protected],
www.wajdaschool.pl;
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 15'
Poland 2008
razy Mike' from Krakow organises trips for Western
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tourists during which he familiarises them with the
allure of living in the Polish People's Republic. He takes them to
the old communist district of Nowa Huta by a clapped-out van
vividly explaining the absurdity of real socialism, tourists can also
visit a flat decorated in communist style. It's pure exoticism for
them...
Dzieci piramidy
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Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
PYRAMID CHILDREN
written & directed by Anna Więckowska
cinematography Artur Żurawski
musical editing Joanna Fidos
editing Sławomir Goździk
sound Grzegorz Nawara
produced by SPI International Polska
for Telewizja Polska – 1st Programme, J.P. Woronicza 17,
00-999 Warsaw, phone +48 22 547 88 91,
e-mail [email protected]
producers Rafał Buks, Radosław Styś
(SPI International Polska)
colour, 27'19''
Poland 2007
ost-PGR villages in the north of Poland. After the fall of
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communism and the closing down of state-owned farms
the former employees, left on their own, feel cheated. They've
become apathetic, unable to find new prospects. The area is
visited by tourists though. The pyramid-shaped tomb of the
Farenheit family is the main attraction. Local children decide to
take advantage of the fact and become self-appointed tour
guides.
My, cichociemni
docudrama
Polish Documentaries 2007/2008
SILENT AND UNSEEN
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written & directed by Paweł Kędzierski
cinematography Jacek Petrycki production design Marek Chowaniec
costume design Małgorzata Obłoza make-up Grażyna Kula editing Urszula Rybicka
sound Andrzej Żabicki production manager Anna Wojdat
cast Grażyna Kopeć (Elżbieta Zawacka ‘Zo’), Dariusz Wnuk (Stefan Bałuk), Mateusz
Ławrynowicz (Stefan Przybylik), Krzysztof Chudzicki (Kazimierz Śliwa), Maciej Skuratowicz
(Zdzisław Straszyński), Maciej Makowski (Stanisław Stach ‘Turek’) i inni
with Stefan Bałuk, Kazimierz Bernaczyk-Słoński, Elżbieta Zawacka, Alojzy Józekowski,
Zdzisław Luszowicz, Antoni Nosek, Stefan Przybylik, Zdzisław Straszyński, Kazimierz Śliwa
produced by Documentary and Feature Film Studio, Chełmska 21, 00-724 Warsaw, phone
+48 22 840 50 67, e-mail [email protected]
co-produced by The Polish Home Army Film Foundation
co-financing Polish Film Institute
colour, 70'
Poland 2008
ichociemni' was an unofficial
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name given to a unit of Polish
soldiers who managed to get to the
United Kingdom after the
capitulation of France and continued
fighting against the Germans in exile.
They were supposed to perform their
tasks 'silently' and 'in the dark'.
The armed soldiers were
paradropped over Poland so as to
support the Polish Underground
Home Army. Not many of them are
still alive. Now in their eighties they
talk about their lives.
Kamienna cisza
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STONE SILENCE
written & directed by Krzysztof Kopczyński
cinematography Jacek Petrycki, Hanna Polak
music Krzysztof Knittel
sound Jarosław Roszyk, Jafar Panahi
editing Anna Dymek
production manager Dorota Rozowska
produced by Eureka Media, Smulikowskiego 13 apt. 10,
00-384 Warsaw, phone +48 22 828 48 10,
e-mail [email protected], www.eurekamedia.info
co-produced by Telewizja Polska, Society Films (USA)
co-financing Script Agency, Polish Film Institute
producer Krzysztof Kopczyński
co-producers Witold Będkowski, Christopher Kamyszew
colour, 51'
Poland – USA 2007
n 2005 a woman suspected
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of adultery was killed in the
village of Spingul in northern
Afghanistan. According to varying
accounts, the 25-year-old Amina
was stoned to death, strangled,
died of a heart attack or committed
suicide...
Different versions of the
events overlap and contradict one
another and the witnesses'
conspiracy of silence seems
never-ending. The authors show
a world which is dangerous and
incomprehensible for a Westerner,
a world governed by Muslim rules.
Human life and freedom are not as
important there as the specially
understood justice and honour.
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Awards:
Chicago International
Documentary Festival, 2007:
‘Sky is the Limit’
50th International Leipzig
Festival for Documentary and
Animated Film, 2007:
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
5th International Festival
of Human Rights, Kiev 2008:
Special Award
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Honorary Diploma in the
National Competition
Do bólu
'Decalogue after Decalogue' series
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TILL IT HURTS
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written, directed & cinematography by Marcin Koszałka
series concept by Beata Januchta
editing Anna Wagner
sound Krzysztof Suchodolski
sound mixing Jacek Kołtuniak
produced by Telewizja Polska 2st Programme,
J.P. Woronicza 17, 00-999 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 547 81 82,
e-mail [email protected]
producer Ryszard Urbaniak, mobile +48 601 600 938,
e-mail [email protected]
HDV, colour, 25'
Poland 2008
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Awards:
48th Krakow Film Festival, 2008:
The Silver Dragon (international
competition) and the Honorary
Diploma (national competition)
'for the consistence in showing
intimate interpersonal relations'
-year-old single psychiatrist lives with his
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overprotective mother. When he meets a woman, a
conflict arises.
'Get a grip on yourself, you are 53 years old!' – shouts his
mother. The son replies using St. Paul's words: 'Children,
respect your parents, be obedient to them. Parents, do not
provoke your children so that they do not lose heart.'
Wojownik
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THE WARRIOR
written, directed, cinematography, editing by Jacek Bławut
sound Robert Sędzicki, Jacek Piotr Bławut, Wojciech Cwyk
production manager Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz
produced by HBO Poland, Puławska 17, 02-515 Warsaw,
phone +48 22 852 88 00, e-mail [email protected]
executive produced by Produkcja Filmów Jacek Bławut,
Kardynała Wyszyńskiego 25, apt. 31/32, 94-047 Łódź,
phone +48 42 252 27 05, e-mail [email protected]
producers Jerzy Dzięgielewski, Aleksander Kutela,
Krzysztof Rak, Anna Skonieczna
executive producer Jacek Bławut
co-financing Polish Film Institute
HDV, 4:3, colour, 85'
Poland 2007
story of the life and
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career of Marek
Piotrowski, a triple kick-boxing
world champion who, after a
streak of successes, suffered a
dramatic breakdown and had to
struggle hard to regain his
position. At the moment, Marek
Piotrowski is confronting his last
and probably the most
dangerous opponent – a severe
disease, the fight is slow but
persistent.
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Awards:
47th Krakow Film Festival 2007:
Honourable Mention, Full-length
Documentary competition
Media Festival ‘Human in Peril’, Łódź
2007: Grand Prix White Cobra
Guangzhou International
Documentary Film Festival, Kanton
(China) 2007: Grand Prix
Nationwide Festival of the Film Art
'Prowincjonalia', Września 2008:
The Honorary Award 'Jańcio Wodnik'
for the best documentary film
Świat według błazna
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THE WORLD ACCORDING TO JESTER
written & directed by Grzegorz Linkowski
cinematography Jacek Knopp, Zbigniew Osiński,
Ryszard Wiencek
editing Ryszard Wiencek, Zbigniew Osiński
sound Przemysław Książek, Ryszard Wiencek
production manager Małgorzata Linkowska
produced by Link Art Film, phone +48 81 527 28 27;
e-mail [email protected] for Telewizja Polska 1st Programme,
phone +48 22 547 81 25, e-mail [email protected]
executive producer Grzegorz Linkowski
colour, 27'
Poland 2008
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Awards:
The International Catholic Film and
Multimedia Festival, Niepokalanów
2008: 2nd Prize in the category of
documentary films
young mentally disabled man, actor performing with an
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amateur therapeutic theatre troupe called 'Nasza
Lepsza' [Our Better One], turns out to be a surprisingly astute
observer of the world and people, able to aptly comment upon
contemporary affairs. He performs the role of a jester in a play
based on H.CH. Andersen's story titled 'The Emperor's New
Clothes'.
The film humorously presents the disabled artist's
struggle with adverse circumstances.
Yodok Stories
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YODOK STORIES
directed by Andrzej Fidyk
written by Andrzej Fidyk and Torstein Grude cinematography Tore Vollan,
Torstein Grude, Marcin Koszałka editing by Jan Mikołaj Mironowicz
sound recordist Staszek Kolenda sound mixing Bartłomiej Woźniak
produced by Piraya Film AS Lervigsveien 22, NO-4016 Stavanger,
phone +47 51 11 63 36, fax +47 51 11 63 37
co-produced by MG Production (Mirosław Grubek),
phone/fax +48 22 783 56 74 co-financing Eurimages, Norsk Filmfond,
Fallen 8, The Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo, Telewizja Polska
SA, Filmkraft Rogaland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Norway,
Sparebanken Vest, National Endowment for Democracy,
Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Vestnorsk Filmsenter producer Torstein Grude
co-producer Mirosław Grubek associate producer Bjarte Morner Tveit
executive producers Torstein Grude, Bjarte Morner Tveit, Mirosław Grubek,
Therese Jebsen, Jam Ramstad, Krzysztof Talczewski
35 mm, 1:1,85, colour, 83'
Poland – Norway 2008
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Awards:
5th Planete Doc Review, Warsaw
2008: Youth Jury Award
odok is the name of a concentration camp in
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North Korea. Andrzej Fidyk met a theatrical
director, one of the North Korean fugitives in Seoul,
and persuaded him to stage a play about the life in
such concentration camp. Former prisoners became
the authors and actors of the performance, the
script was based on their experiences.
A shocking presentation of a totalitarian
regime which still, at the turn of the 21st century,
makes the lives of millions a real hell on earth.
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FINANCING OF
DOCUMENTARIES BY
POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
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POLISH FILM INSTITUTE
he Polish Film Institute was set up to encourage more
viewers to watch Polish films in addition to restoring the
prestige of our national cinema throughout the world. In 2007
the Institute allocated 1.3 M EUR to support polish documentary
film production. In 2008 this figure has risen significantly
reaching 1.7 M EUR.
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The Polish Film Institute commenced functioning in
September 2005, its establishment on the basis of the
cinematography law introduced a modern system of support
for national film industry; which has successfully operated in
other European countries for many years. A significant
feature of the system is its comprehensiveness; which is
facilitating every phase of movie creation, and its
subsequent promotion and distribution in Poland as well as
abroad.
The Polish Film Institute co-finances Polish film ventures;
from the project conception, through development and
production, to promotion and distribution and wider
dissemination of film culture, thus improving cinema
infrastructure and elevating the professional skills of film
crews.
The primary objective of the Polish Film Institute is to assist
the production of the highest possible number of films, not
only those representing a high artistic value but also to
those which may appeal to both Polish and foreign
audiences; the Institute allocates 70% of its resources to
this purpose. The Polish Film Institute also grants special
privileges to assist debutants and to filmmakers willing to
produce their second film. A separate priority within the
Operational Programmes is devoted to artists who are
commencing their film career.
Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23
00-071 Warszawa
tel. +48 22 421 05 18
fax.+48 22 421 02 41
[email protected]
www.pisf.pl
DOCUMENTARY
FILM PRODUCTION
1. Terms and Conditions:
Full length documentary films:
No less than 70 minutes running time
a)
b)
c)
For full length documentaries intended primarily for
public screening in cinemas, the maximum subsidy level
is set at 2 M PLN (~555,500 EUR) or 50% of the total
budget;
For full length documentaries considered difficult,
intended primarily for public screening in cinemas, the
maximum subsidy level is set at 800,000 PLN
(~222,000 EUR) or 70% of the total budget;
For low budget full length documentaries intended
primarily for public screening in cinemas, the maximum
subsidy level is set at 500,000 PLN (~139,000 EUR) or
70% of the total budget.
Short documentary films:
Less than 70 minutes running time
a)
b)
c)
For short documentary films the maximum subsidy level
is set at 400,000 PLN (~111,000 EUR) or 50% of the
total budget;
For difficult short documentary films the maximum
subsidy level is set at 250,000 PLN (~69,000 EUR) or
70% of the total budget;
For low budget short documentary films the maximum
subsidy level is set at 150,000 PLN (~42,000 EUR) or
70% of the total budget.
Some cases may be eligible for a subsidy exceeding the
above limits by up to 50%. International co-productions may
receive subsidies increased by up to 35%, however this
condition does not apply to low budget productions.
The total amount of funding from the Polish Film Institute
cannot exceed the applicable percentage limit, even in the
case of increased subsidies. For co-productions these limits
apply to the total amount of financial participation of the
Polish co-producer.
In the case of film projects for which the television
broadcaster is a co-producer, or funds obtained from
television are one of the sources of funding, the producer
should attach to the application the statement of the
agreement with the broadcaster. The statement concerning
distribution of rights between the producer and the
broadcaster should guarantee that the producer retains
material rights proportionate to the PFI subsidy and his own
contribution. The application should include the value of
rights to multiple film transmission by the broadcaster,
stated in money, in percentage or as the difference between
the broadcaster's percentage shares in the revenues from
diverse exploitation fields. The contract with the broadcaster
should describe the income division on the grounds of
sublicense (when the broadcaster is film co-producer),
including the value of rights and shares retained by the
producer.
Moreover, priority is given to the projects applying for a
subsidy in the form of a guarantee or a refundable loan.
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Funds allocated for 2008
(Objective 3: Production of Documentary films)
6 M PLN (~1.7 M EUR)
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2. Beneficiaries:
h)
Film producers.
i)
3. Selection criteria:
j)
k)
While selecting the projects, the following criteria will be
taken into consideration:
4. Conditions of accounting:
a)
correctness of the application; artistic, educational,
humanistic and ethical values including novelty,
exploring new thematic areas and current social
problems; depth of presented phenomena and making
synthesis and general conclusions, dramatic
construction precision;
b) significance for national culture and enhancement of
national tradition as well as Polish language including
reference to Polish cultural achievements, dealing with
important historical subjects, strengthening national
identity and promoting patriotic ideas, presenting
regional richness and diversity;
c) enrichment of the European cultural diversity;
d) anticipated results of the venture including audience or
participants diversity;
e) economical and financial conditions for completion of
the undertaking including contribution of non-public and
international funds to the venture budget and
anticipated economic result of the venture;
f) previous producer's and director's achievements
including artistic and economic results of their latest
films; audience attendance at cinemas, sale and rent of
video cassettes/DVDs (if applicable), number of TV
transmissions, sale abroad;
g) participation at Polish and international festivals and
festival awards;
exploitation fields for the film, confirmed by letters of
intent;
in the case of the second film, the assessment of the
debut film;
number of debutants involved in the production;
level and form of the subsidy applied for.
The applicant is obliged to account subsidies according to
the conditions defined in the contract and to submit the
following documents:
a)
b)
c)
key stage reports on progress with regard to the
schedule of subsidy stage payment;
final report;
financial account for the task.
5. Other:
The producer is obliged to present the film for the PFI
approval. The producer must place an information about
receiving the PFI subsidy along with the PFI logotype on
each film copy. When the producer's logo is placed in trailers
or other audiovisual advertisements, similar placement of the
PFI logo is also required.
When the film is released on VHS, DVD carriers or made
available through VoD or Internet, each carrier and file should
display information on the PFI subsidy (PFI logo) as well as
PFI logo on the DVD and VHS cover.
INDEX OF DIRECTORS
B
Bławut, Jacek 42
Borzęcka, Ewa 29
C
Cuske, Maciej 5, 35
D
Dembiński, Mirosław 34
Dybczak, Andrzej 19
Dylewska, Jolanta 36
Dzianowicz, Beata 26
E
Eberhardt, Grzegorz 14
F
Fidyk, Andrzej 44
Filipowicz, Przemysław 32
G
Gliński, Robert 20
J
Jóźwiak, Michał 13
Jurkiewicz, Tomasz 28
K
Kaczmarek, Joanna 16
Karyś, Kuba 27
Kędzierski, Paweł 39
Komasa, Jan 12
Kopczyński, Krzysztof 40
Koszałka, Marcin 9, 41
L
Lankosz, Borys 8
Linkowski, Grzegorz 43
Ł
Łoziński, Marcel 22
M
Maciejko, Kuba 30
Marczewski, Filip 25
N
Nagłowski, Jacek 19
P
Paladino, Thierry 7
Petrycki, Jacek 14
Pluta, Kryspin 15
R
Rogalski, Michał 10
Różański, Adam 18
S
Sauter, Marcin 11
Schmidt, Natalia 27
Skalski, Rafał 4
Sławińska, Joanna 21
T
Talczewski, Jacek 24
W
Więcek 'Baron', Artur 31
Więckowska, Anna 38
Wolski, Tomasz 17
Wróblewska, Edyta 37
Wysokiński, Tomasz 23
Z
Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria 21, 33
Ž
Želakeviciute, Vita 6
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INDEX OF ENGLISH TITLE
52 Percent, The / 52 procent 4
III. Remember the Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy / III. Pamiętaj,
abyś dzień święty święcił 5
B
Beyond the Wall / Po tamtej stronie 6
C
Commander Edelman / Dowódca Edelman 31
D
Dog's Life / Pod psem 7
E
Errol's Record / Rekord Errola 8
Existence / Istnienie 9
F
Fall, The / Upadek 10
First Day, The / Pierwszy dzień 11
Flow The / Spływ 12
Football Father, The / Henio, idziemy na Widzew 13
Fourteen Days. The Bydgoszcz Provocation / 14 dni.
Prowokacja bydgoska 14
G
Gadjo / Gadzio 15
Go on Gośka! / Gośka gola 16
Goldfish, A / Złota rybka 17
Griot Stories / Opowieść griota 18
Gugara / Gugara 19
H
Homo.pl / Homo.pl 20
I
I Love Poland / Kocham Polskę 21
If It Happens / A gdyby tak się stało 22
Ikizama / Ikizama 23
Independent / Niezależni 24
J
Just Like Heaven / Jak w niebie 25
K
Kites / Latawce 26
L
Little Town of Kroke, The / Miasteczko Kroke 27
Live Action Radio / Radioakcja 28
Logbook, The / Dziennik pokładowy 29
Lord of the Rims, The / Felgarz z Woli 30
M
Marek Edelman. Life. The Simply Way / Marek Edelman: życie.
Po prostu aka Commander Edelman / Dowódca Edelman 31
Mr. Bread / Pan Chlebek 32
My Cuba, My Poland / Moja Kuba, moja Polska 33
Music Partisans / Muzyczna partyzantka 34
O
On the Sky On Earth / Na niebie na ziemi 35
P
Po-lin / Po-lin 36
PRL de Luxe / PRL de luxe 37
Pyramid Children / Dzieci piramidy 38
S
Silent and Unseen / My, cichociemni 39
Stone Silence / Kamienna cisza 40
T
Till It Hurts / Do bólu 41
W
Warrior, The / Wojownik 42
World According To Jester, The / Świat według błazna 43
Y
Yodok Stories / Yodok Stories 44
INDEX OF POLISH TITLE
M
Marek Edelman: życie. Po prostu, / Marek Edelman. Life.
The Simply Way 31
Miasteczko Kroke / Little Town of Kroke, The 27
Moja Kuba, moja Polska / My Cuba, My Poland 33
Muzyczna partyzantka / Music Partisans 34
My, cichociemni / Silent and Unseen 39
N
Na niebie na ziemi / On the Sky On Earth 35
Niezależni / Independent 24
O
Opowieść griota / Griot Stories 18
P
Pan Chlebek / Mr. Bready 32
Pierwszy dzień / First Day, The 11
Po-lin / Po-lin 36
Po tamtej stronie / Beyond the Wall 6
Pod psem / Dog's Life 7
PRL de luxe / PRL de Luxe 37
R
Radioakcja / Live Action Radio 28
Rekord Errola / Errol's Record 8
S
Spływ / Flow The 12
Świat według błazna / World According To Jester, The 43
U
Upadek / Fall, The 10
W
Wojownik / Warrior, The 42
Y
Yodok Stories / Yodok Stories 44
Z
Złota rybka / Goldfish, A 17
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14 dni. Prowokacja bydgoska / Fourteen Days.
The Bydgoszcz Provocation 14
52 procent / 52 Percent, The 4
III. Pamiętaj, abyś dzień święty święcił / III. Remember
the Sabbath Day, To Keep It Holy 5
A
A gdyby tak się stało / If It Happens 22
D
Do bólu / Till It Hurts 41
Dowódca Edelman / Commander Edelman 31
Dzieci piramidy / Pyramid Children 38
Dziennik pokładowy / Logbook, The 29
F
Felgarz z Woli / Lord of the Rims, The 30
G
Gadzio / Gadjo 15
Gośka gola / Go on Gośka! 16
Gugara / Gugara 19
H
Henio, idziemy na Widzew / Football Father, The 13
Homo.pl / Homo.pl 20
I
Ikizama / Ikizama 23
Istnienie / Existence 9
J
Jak w niebie / Just Like Heaven 25
K
Kamienna cisza / Stone Silence 40
Kocham Polskę / I Love Poland 21
L
Latawce / Kites 26
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editors Magda Sendecka, Grażyna Ika Tatarska
translation Agencja Tłumacz-Expert
photography Piotr Bławut, M. Golikowska, Hubert Humka, M. Jędrzejowski,
Karina Kleszczewska, Witold Krassowski, Sebastian Strama, Krzysztof Trojnar,
Piotr Uss-Wąsowicz and stills
cover photograph Patryk Jordanowicz
logo design for the Polish Film Institute Darek Komorek
graphic design LAVENTURA
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