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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



This year Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing celebrates its 7th anniversary. On this occasion during 7 days – from the 23rd till 29th of November – you can watch FOR FREE the Schools best films and five films from the 2008 Doc Alliance Selection, on docalliancefilms.com.

For a whole week, you will be able to watch “seven documentary films a day, for free“.

  • 5 documentary films nominated for the Doc Alliance Award 2008 by five Doc Alliance partner festivals will be available for you all week long:

Comeback by Max Plettau (DOK Leipzig)
Existence by Marcin Koszalka (Planete Doc Review Warsaw) The Mother by Pavel Kostomarov and Antoin Cattin (Visions du Réel Nyon)
Citizen Havel by Pavel Koutecký and Miroslav Janek (IDFF Jihlava) - awarded the Doc Alliance Award 2008 Everything Is Relative by Mikala Krogh (CPH:DOX Copenhagen)

  • every day you can watch the “film of the day” from the best of the Andrzej Wajda Master School. Enjoy!

THE CURE / KURACJA (2004;58’) r. Maciej Cuske (23.11)
THE SHOPKEEPER / W SKLEPIE (2005;14’) r. Thierry Paladino (24.11)
BEHIND THE FENCE / ZA PŁOTEM (2005; 12’) r. Marcin Sauter (25.11)
BY THE RIVER / PRZY RZECE (2006; 11’) r. Magdalena Kowalczyk (26.11)
RENDEZ-VOUS (2006; 8’) r. Marcin Janos Krawczyk (27.11)
THE BOOTH OF FORTUNE / KILKA MNIEJSZYCH WYGRANYCH (2008; 15’) r. Leszek Dobrucki (28.11)
TAKE A LOOK / POPATRZ (2008; 4’) r. Adam Palenta (29.11)

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Films for the event


Citizen Havel

Občan Havel (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 120 min

Begun in 1992 and stemming from a chain of historical events all wedded to the person of Václav Havel, director Pavel Koutecký set out to render a portrait of the first president of Czech Republic.



Everything Is Relative

Alt er relativt (Orig.) / 2008 / Denmark / 75 min

"Everything is Relative" is a kaleidoscopic fusion of documentary sequences, archive material and tableau's of human beings. It seeks to portray how our reactions to challenges in life are relative to the conditions that guide our individual lives.


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The Cure

Kuracja (Orig.) / 2004 / Poland / 58 min

Ciechocinek is a spa town visited by thousands and thousands of patients every year. The film depicts a group of patients passing their time in a self-contained space of rigorous rules.



Silence I

Cisza 1 (Orig.) / 2003 / Poland / 19 min

What does "Silence" mean to documentary students? Six short films touching much profound matter than the original aim of a student’s task.


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Silence II

Cisza 2 (Orig.) / 2005 / Poland / 20 min

“Silence 2” is a set of short docs made by students of the second edition of Documentary Course.



Silence III

Cisza 3 (Orig.) / 2006 / Poland / 20 min

“Silence 3” is meant as a set of short docs made by students of the third edition of the Documentary Course.



Behind the fence

Za płotem (Orig.) / 2005 / Poland / 12 min

One of the main thrusts behind the making of the film is an attempt to return to the time of childhood, vacation, and hot summer.


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By the River

Przy rzece (Orig.) / 2006 / Poland / 11 min

Dawn. The black figures appearing in the brushwood. They seem to be working. The sound of cracking branches, after a while we notice the movement of hatchets.




Rendez-vous (Orig.) / 2006 / Poland / 8 min

Two people have a date in a restaurant: a quite regular situation but for them - a very special moment.


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The Booth of Fortune

Kilka mniejszych wygranych (Orig.) / 2008 / Poland / 15 min

In the modern city there is no place for a small booth with lottery. It has to be demolished together with the close relations between its regular customers.


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Take a Look

Popatrz (Orig.) / 2008 / Poland / 4 min

Blind children invite us for a journey to their world of sensibility and imagination. Using the sense of touch they try to tell, what is on the picture.



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