Poland

Feliks Falk – Wodzirej AKA Top Dog (1978)

An ironic look at a climber who decides to do anything, including throwing mud at his best friend, to get a job he thinks will launch him into a better career.
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Tadeusz Chmielewski – Jak rozpetalem druga wojne swiatowa AKA How I Unleashed World War II (1970)

Synopsis:
A three part mini-series tells the story of a Polish soldier Franciszek Dolas, who – as a result of comical coincidences – is convinced that he started the Second World War. Trying to redeem himself at all costs, he constantly gets into new trouble. In doing so, he finds himself on different war fronts (Yugoslavia, Mediterranean Sea, Near East, Italy) and eventually returns to Poland. Read More »

Andrzej Wajda – Wszystko na sprzedaz AKA Everything For Sale (1969) (HD)

The disappearance of the leading actor from a film’s set worries its director Andrzej. He embarks on a journey to search for him, accompanied by a young actor, the missing actor’s wife, and his mistress.

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Andrzej Wajda’s film from 1969 is an homage to his friend Zbigniew Cybulski, who died tragically. It’s probably the most famous Polish ‘film about film’. Read More »

Zbigniew Rybczynski – Films & Videos by Zbig Rybczynski III: The Orchestra (1990)

“THE ORCHESTRA”
(as seen on TV: “Stairway to Lenin”, “Funeral March”, “Ave Maria” and more)

This production received following awards:

“EMMY®”
“Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects” 1990

“Prix Italia”
1990

“Grand Prix”
International Electronic Cinema Festival, Tokyo-Montreux 1990

“Grand Prix”
A.V.A. Festival in Tokyo 1991

“Hi Vision Award”
Tokyo 1990 Read More »

Andrzej Wajda – Panny z Wilka AKA Young Girls Of Wilko [+Extras] (1979)

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Set in the late ’20s. A thirtyish young man, who heads a small factory, faints at the funeral of a close friend. He decides to go home to his aunt and uncle for a while, but gets involved with a family of five women who had been in love with him at one time though he had apparently loved only one, who, unknown to him, has died since his departure. The women are mainly disillusioned with life or estranged from husbands while the youngest has a crush on him. Read More »

Aleksander Ford – Mlodosc Chopina AKA Chopin’s Youth (1952)

A story of the formative years in Chopin’s life between 1825 and 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe, of rising nationalism, and of cries for reform. Chopin, an outstanding student in music, and inflamed with the revolutionary spirit in his native Poland, gives a number of concerts which are praised by the aristocracy. His fame growing, he sets out on tour and, while in Vienna, hears of the November uprising in Warsaw. He makes an attempt to return and join the fight but his carriage breaks down, and his is brought back ill. Warned by his doctor, he settles down to a quieter life in Paris, and continues his work. Read More »

Aleksander Ford & Jerzy Zarzycki – Ludzie Wisly AKA The People of the Vistula (1938)

The history of watermen living on barges and floating on the Vistula. Anna has a deep affection petty thief who steals from her father in order to buy her Berlinka. Matyjaska a poor woman who has a damaged boat – it must get money from her former husband, and therefore resorts to blackmail. Soon fate will combine these two women. Read More »