Scene from the film Palace
Scene from the film Palace
Scene from the film Palace
Scene from the film Palace
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The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was a despised gift from Stalin. After the system transformation in Poland some suggested to pull it down. But the palace is still standing and doing fine pulsating with the life of hundreds of offices, hosting a theatre, concert hall, cinema and even a swimming pool and city council room. Having already visited a clinic, hospital and registry office, this time Wolski with his camera enters the building that is a reflection of Poland’s everyday life and history. The nooks and crannies of the building and the crowds that fill it make a backdrop to apt and witty observations as well as an inspiration to more general diagnoses.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Tomasz Wolski
  • DOP
    Tomasz Wolski
  • Editing
    Tomasz Wolski
  • Sound
    Radosław Ochnio
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, USA, 2013
    • Polish Film Festival in America, USA, 2013
    • PLUS CAMERIMAGE, Poland, 2012
    • Planet+ Doc Film Festival, Poland, 2012
    • DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Canada, 2013
    • Cinema Verite – Iran International Documentary Film Festival, 2013
  • Awards
    • Planet+ Doc Film Festival - Canon Cinematography Award is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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