Marianna is an attractive 40-year-old woman who has just sued her parents in order to obtain a sex change. Confronted with the idea of losing what she holds dearest to her - her family - she must face the chilling reminder of the sacrifices one takes to be themselves...
There was no place like this on Eastern European map, in the Communist Block.
JAROCIN – a small town in Greater Poland becomes a symbol of independence, rebellion and freedom in a system of oppression. And it was all thanks to rock music.
This film was made during My Street Films workshop in Poland.
Pawel and Wawel gathers unique images and sounds from a journey through Iceland that position themselves between documentary gesture and performative strategy. The starting point and anchor of this trans-genre diary film, road movie, documentary film project, is the film festival initiated by Krzystof Kaczmarek “What`s the difference between Pawel and Wawel,” which more or less unsuccessfully tours the island with Polish classics.
Extravagantly expensive massaging mats, rejuvenating ampoules and sets of steam pots are only a few of the vast spectrum of objects sold by young salesmen at suspicious commercial presentations for old-age pensioners...
Warsaw, Poland, end of the Seventies. Following the workers’ revolt against the rise of prices violently repressed by the communist power, a group of opponents create the KOR (Workers’ Defense Committee)...
Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.
A master class with the well-known Russian director Sergei Loznitsa, the creator of award-winning documentaries and feature films.
Marcin is blind and he works as a masseur for a soccer club. As a real fan he doesn’t travel with his team, he prefers to go with the fans. For the first time his little son, whose sight is already getting weak, is joining him.
Over the course of 5 years, the director followed the lives of simple people in Lodz, Poland, witnessing right beneath their windows the changes of modern Europe, and about their struggle to keep their dignity and to find their place in a changing world.
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...
Eksmisja / Resettlement is a unique personal film about justice and equality - the crisis of morality in past and present modern society, as well as about how to get old - staying young.
The story of the blossoming friendships that take place between the young psychologist Tomek and his patients from a retirement house.
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.
A story about three men of different age who spend six months each year working as shepherds, away from their families and civilization.
Two people have a date in a restaurant: a quite regular situation but for them - a very special moment.
Shot in a beautiful surroundings a conversation with the old gypsy woman, who spent her childhood wandering with her family...
“Silence 3” is meant as a set of short docs made by students of the third edition of the Documentary Course.
“Silence 2” is a set of short docs made by students of the second edition of Documentary Course.
What does "Silence" mean to documentary students? Six short films touching much profound matter than the original aim of a student’s task.
The film „Viva Maria” is a tale of passion, sacrifice and devotion, and is an extraordinary story of passing down a voice...
Poland. A typical industrial town. Here begins “The Work of Machines”. This dance was created in 1968 to celebrate the Factory...
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.
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.
A story about a man who suffers from guilt, because he tried to engage youth in some form of occult forces but turned against him.
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.
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.
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.
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