Kredens

Direction
Year
2007
Country
  • Denmark
  • Poland
Duration
26min
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Subtitles

In the late 1960’s, four strong men from a local bar in Wroclaw in southwest Poland carried a 150 kg heavy German-made "credenza" from one side of the Zgodna street to the other. Then it disappeared.
Against the will of his mother, the filmmaker and son sets out to find the vanished piece of furniture in the place his family escaped 40 years ago, and finds a new perspective on the emigration. In sensitive and tragicomical observations, shot mise-en-scène in one building, this wild goose chase can also be seen as a social experiment about how much we are an oblivious product of history. The background are the mysterious and dramatic spring months of 1968 in Poland - a time that until today evokes a lot of controversy inside Poland while it is largely unheard of outside.

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  • Original title
    Kredens
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Jacob Dammas
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Marcin Sauter, Kamil Plocki
  • Editing
    Agnieszka Kowalczyk, Jacob Dammas
  • Music
    Stefan Thorsson
  • Sound
    Krzysztof Zalewski
  • Duration
    26 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2007
  • Country
    • Denmark
    • Poland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • GoEast Wiesbaden 2011, Museum of Modern Art Kazakhstan 2010, Singer Festival Warsaw 2010, Lodz 4 Cultures Festival 2009, Etats généraux du film documentaire 2009, HotDocs Toronto 2008, DocLisboa 2008, Edinburgh IFF 2008, Planete Doc Review 2008, True/False 2008, Cinema du Reel 2008, Prowincjonalia 2008, DokumentArt 2008, DocuDays Ukraine 2008, Jihlava IFF 2007, DokLeipzig 2007, Era New Horizons Wroclaw 2007, Watch Dogs Human Rights Festival Warsaw and Lublin 2007, Toffies Torun 2007
  • Awards
    • Special Mention, Opole film festival 2009;
    • Best documentary, Poznan Film Festival 2008;
    • Special Mention, Odense International Film Festival 2008;
    • Best documentary, Young and the Film Koszalin 2008;
    • Maciej Szumowski Award and Student Jury’s Prize, 47th Cracow International Film Festival 2007;
    • 3rd prize for short documentary, IV International Film Festival of Jewish Motifs 2007

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