Tag Archives: Maria Pakulnis

Miroslaw Bork – Konsul AKA The Consul (1989)

A con man (Piotr Fronczewski) gets out of jail and is soon up to his old tricks. He starts small, but his grifts quickly grow more elaborate and far-reaching, until he’s entangled all manner of local politicians and government ministers in his chicanery, culminating with his grand impersonation of an Austrian diplomat. Miroslaw Bork’s dry-witted Polish comedy won the Best Director award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival in 1989. Read More »

Barbara Sass – Pajeczarki AKA The Spider Women (1993)

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Two sisters, a journalist and a student, are struggling with financial problems. They decide to save their budget by stealing from wealthy men. They break into their apartments through windows in order to realize their American dream.. Read More »

Krzysztof Kieslowski – Bez konca AKA No End (1985)

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Set during Martial Law in Poland and centers on the young widow of an attorney who defended activists during political trials. The woman finds herself unable to deal with her husband’s death. The spirit of the departed intervenes in her life and the widow constantly feels this presence. Her longing for her deceased husband ultimately leads her to commit suicide. The storyline of the heroine’s personal experiences is intertwined with that centering on the political trial of a young worker. In the film, Kieślowski offers a series of reflections on the political stance of society and the professional ethics of lawyers. Read More »