THE CURSE / KLĄTWA
Dir. Piotr Kabat
Production: Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
A cartoon telling a twisted story about two creatures living in seemingly unrelated realities. The characters have no idea that their absurd behaviour has a great influence on the worlds they live in. A carefree and chilled life for one is a struggle for survival for the other.
WOMEN IN KIOSK
Dir. Daniel Stopa
Production: Staron-Film Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 52 min
A documentary portrait of two women and their relationship – a daughter-in-law and mother-in-law. Both are wronged by fate and try to find their place in the world. It is a film about discovering deeply hidden feelings and human inner transformation. It emphasises the need of giving love to people who need it, although they have denied it themselves for a very long time.
Dir. Marek Lechki
Production: Telemark Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 87 min
The life of 35-year-old Maciek is colourless. He works from dusk till dawn in order to repay his mortgage. One day, he risks everything and sets on a journey with no purpose. At the same time, 35-year-old Magda co-organises the preparations for a certain anniversary. Their fates cross.
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
Production: Film Produkcja Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 119 min
Country: Polska, Wielka Brytania, Ukraina
A young journalist, Gareth Jones, when preparing for the subject of an abrupt modernisation of the Soviet Union, leaves for Moscow. In the city, he finds a lead on a case of the Great Famine on Ukraine concealed by Soviet censors. Wishing to discover the truth, he sets on a lonely journey up to the source of the problem, where he experiences himself the tragedy the Holodomor.
IKAR. LEGENDA MIETKA KOSZA
Dir. Maciej Pieprzyca
Production: RE Studio Sp. z.o.o.
Runtime: 119 min
The film is based on a real story of a blind pianist, Mieczysław Kosz, who loses his sight in his childhood and is sent to a centre for the blind in Laski. He discovers music there which allows him to see the world in a different way. As a pianist, he gains more and more recognition both in Poland and in the world. His life changes when he meets a singer, Zuza.