Scene from the film Toward Nowa Huta
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Toward Nowa Huta

  • Poland
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Young people spin their cars around in the closed-down industrial grounds. A newlywed pair has their picture taken in dilapidated barracks. A tourist guide drives visitors through the city in his Trabant, pointing out the sites of clashes from 1989. Three scenes from Dariusz Kowalski’s documentary Toward Nowa Huta, which offer splendid illustration of its organization: present and past mutually penetrate and comment on one another rather than forming two separate planes. The film does not have to search for a direct confrontation with the past; the theme presents itself automatically, as it were, like an onsite prop that one would have to pass by, anyway, sooner or later.


  • Original title
    Toward Nowa Huta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Dariusz Kowalski
  • DOP
    Martin Putz
  • Editing
    Dieter Pichler
  • Sound
    Mariusz Wawrze
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Poland
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Duisburg - Duisburger Filmwoche
    • Graz - Diagonale, Festival des österreichischen Films
    • Jihlava Documentary Film Festival
    • Kassel - Dokumentarfilm- & Videofest
    • Lima - Peru Int. Short Film Festival
    • Linz - Crossing Europe
    • Washington - National Gallery of Arts shows "Sixpack: The Austrian Experiment" 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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