Tag Archives: Beata Tyszkiewicz

Aleksander Ford – Pierwszy dzien wolnosci AKA The First Day of Freedom (1964)

The First Day of Freedom (Polish: Pierwszy dzień wolności) is a 1964 Polish drama film directed by Aleksander Ford. It was entered into the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.

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Freed Polish soldiers are trapped in a small town in Germany during the last days of World War II. After a doctor’s daughter is raped by a concentration camp worker, the Poles allow her and her father to stay in the house that is their temporary quarters. While waiting to be repatriated, the war-weary group is forced to fight some German soldiers who invade the town. The war brings out conflicting emotions of the Poles who find themselves trapped in the house and once again under fire from the enemy. by Dan Pavlides, Rovi Read More »

Andrey Konchalovskiy – Dvoryanskoe gnezdo AKA A Nest of Gentry (1969)

A screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. The film portrays the life of Russian landed gentry in the 1840s. After a long travel in Europe, nobleman Lavretsky returns back home. Everything in his estate is so familiar and dear to his heart. On his first visit to his neighbors, the Kalitins, he meets Lisa. He forgets his wife, left in Paris, forgets all his past. He desires only one thing – to always be with Lisa who is so unlike the women he used to know. 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 »