21 Polish Film Spring

Film

The season of the Polish cinema starts again in Budapest!

Thursday 16 April — Wednesday 22 April 2015

Művész Artmozi

Budapest, Teréz krt. 30.

Gods / BOGOWIE

2014, 112

Directed by: Łukasz Palkowski
Written by: Krzysztof Rak
Director of photography: Piotr Sobociński jr PSC
Music by: Bartosz Chajdecki
Production design by: Wojciech Żogała
Costume design by: Ewa Gronowska
Edited by: Jarosław Barzan PSM
Cast: Tomasz Kot, Piotr Głowacki, Szymon Piotr Warszawski, Magdalena Czerwińska, Rafał Zawierucha, Marta Ścisłowicz, Karolina Piechota
Produced by: Watchout Productions
Producer: Piotr Woźniak-Starak

A story based on facts about the life of professor Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in the ‘80s. A portrait of an outstanding individual who dared to change the existing rules under adverse conditions.

 

JACK STRONG

2014, 122 min

Directed by: Władysław Pasikowski
Written by: Władysław Pasikowski

Director of photography: Magdalena Górka PSC
Music by: Jan Duszyński
Production design by: Joanna Macha
Costume design by: Małgorzata Braszka, Michał Koralewski
Edited by: Jarosław Kamiński PSM
Cast: Marcin Dorociński, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Mirosław Baka, Oleg Maslennikow, Ireneusz Czop, Dagmara Domińczyk
Produced by: Scorpio Studio
Producers: Klaudiusz Frydrych, Sylwia Wikos, Roman Gutek

A colonel of the General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces learns from the classified files of the Warsaw Pact about plans that may lead to World War III. He starts a long-term, exhausting, extremely risky co-operation with the CIA against the Soviets. He knows that not only his life is in danger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPEiSreew4Y

 

MIASTO 44

2014, 129 min

Directed by: Jan Komasa
Written by: Jan Komasa
Director of photography: Marian Prokop PSC
Music by: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
Production design by: Grzegorz Piątkowski, Marek Warszewski
Costume design by: Dorothée Roqueplo
Edited by: Michał Czarnecki PSM
Cast: Józef Pawłowski, Zofia Wichłacz, Anna Próchniak, Antoni Królikowski, Maurycy Popiel, Filip Gurłacz, Karolina Staniec

Produkcja : Akson Studio
Produced by: Michał Kwieciński

1944, occupied Warsaw. 18-year-old Stefan works to support his mother and his younger brother. The Home Army command decides to attack the weakened Germans withdrawing to the West. Stefan wants to fight the enemy with his friends and his loved one by his side. The first days of the uprising are joyous, the enemy retreats. But their happiness doesn’t last long. The German army enters Warsaw, the uprising is doomed…

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUiBAZ9DTAQ

 

 

HARDKOR DISKO

2014, 85 min

Directed by: Krzysztof Skonieczny
Written by: Krzysztof Skonieczny, Robert Bolesto
Director of photography: Kacper Fertacz
Music by:  Krzysztof Skonieczny
Production design by: Ewa Solecka, Katarzyna Dobrowolska
Edited by: Sebastian Mialik
Costume design by: Sara Milczarek
Cast: Jaśmina Polak, Marcin Kowalczyk, Agnieszka Wosińska, Janusz Chabior
Produced by: GłębokiOFF
Producer: Krzysztof Skonieczny

Right after his arrival in the city Marcin meets Ola, slightly younger than he is. Fascinated with him, the girl invites him into her world dominated by strong stimulants, never ending parties and illegal drag races. Marcin, however, came with a well hidden secret and a plan for vengeance…

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIQehSzQU60

 

OBYWATEL

2014, 108 min

Directed by: Jerzy Stuhr
Written by: Jerzy Stuhr
Director of photography: Paweł Edelman PSC
Music by: Adrian Konarski
Production design by: Monika Sajko-Gradowska
Costume design by: Magdalena Biedrzycka
Edited by: Milenia Fiedler PSM
Cast: Jerzy Stuhr, Maciej Stuhr, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Barbara Horawianka, Małgorzata Dobrowolska, Wojciech Malajkat, Magdalena Boczarska
Produced by: Opus Film
Producers: Piotr Dzięcioł

 

Leaving the television building Jan Bratek has a dangerous accident. While he’s in a hospital bed, his mind wanders recalling scenes from his turbulent life. Against his will he was lucky – or unlucky – to have been in the centre of historic events. Like a lens, his fate reflects the post-war history of Poland.

 

JEZIORAK

2014, 94 min

Directed by: Michał Otłowski
Written by: Michał Otłowski
Director of photography: Łukasz Gutt PSC
Music by: Cezary Skubiszewski
Production design by: Małgorzata Grabowska-Kozera
Costume design by: Emilia Skowrońska
Edited by: Agnieszka Glińska PSM
Cast: Jowita Budnik, Sebastian Fabijański, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Łukasz Simlat, Agata Buzek Produced by: WFDiF
Producer: Włodzimierz Niderhaus

Iza Dereń, a policewoman from a provincial town, investigates the death of a young woman. At the same time a search for two policemen missing on duty is on. One of them is Iza’s partner and the father of their twins that are soon due.

 

 

 

 

WARSAW UPRISING / POWSTANIE WARSZAWSKIE

 1944/2014, 83

Plot concept: Jan Komasa

Written by: Joanna Pawluśkiewicz, Jan Ołdakowski, Piotr C. Śliwowski

Music by: Bartosz Chajdecki

Edited by: Joanna Bruhl

producer: Jan Ołdakowski

produced by: Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego

Dubbing: Michał Zurawski, Maciej Nawrocki, Mirosław Zbrojewicz, Agnieszka Kunikowska

Cinematography by: Andrzej Ancuta "Kier", Stefan Bagiński "Stefan", Stanisław Bala "Giza", Roman Banach "Świerk", Antoni Bohdziewicz "Wiktor", Jerzy Gabryelski "Orski", Wacław Feliks Kaźmierczak "Wacek", Seweryn Kruszyński, Kazimierz Pyszkowski, Edward Szope, Ryszardi Szope, Henryk Vlassakowi "Wania", Antoni Wawrzyniak "Antonio", Jerzy Zarzycki "Pik" i innym.

A non/fiction war film, edited entirely using documentary materials, uprising newsreels from August 1944, made by cinematographers of the Home Army. It depicts

 

IDA

directed by Paweł Pawlikowski written by Paweł Pawlikowski, Rebeca Lenkiewicz director of photography Łukasz Żal, Ryszard Lenczewski production design by Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński costume design by Aleksandra Staszko make-up by Anna Niuta Kieszczyńska edited by Jarosław Kamiński producers Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczyńska, Eric Abraham, Janine Gold produced by Opus Film co-produced by Phoenix Film Investment co-financed by Polish Film Institute distributed by Solopan world sales Fandango Portobello

cast Agata Kulesza (Wanda), Agata Trzebuchowska (Anna), Dawid Ogrodnik (Lis), Joanna Kulig

B&W, 80'

Poland, Denmark 2013

 A young nun discovers that she is Jewish; as a child, she had been christened in order to protect her from the Holocaust. She travels to her home village with her only living relative - an aunt who is a communist removed from power. Their journey is the search for identity, love, and forgiveness.

 

All films with english subtitles.

 

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