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Close-ups

Close-ups

Dir. Magdalena Piekorz Production: Studio Filmowe TOR Runtime: 76 m. Country: Polska

A psychological drama about a complicated relationship between one mother and her daughter, both of whom cannot imagine their lives without each other. The situation changes when Marta gets married and leaves her mother alone in her big house.

Tu Stalinogród

Dir. Maciej Muzyczuk Production: Grupa Producencka YO! Sp. z o.o. Runtime: 52 min Country: Polska

On March 7th, 1953, Katowice was renamed Stalonogród (Stalin Town) and, by the power of the same decree, the Katowice Voivodeship became the Stalinogrodzkie one. The latest film by Maciej Muzyczuk discusses various nuances of that period.

Kutzowizna

Kutzowizna

Dir. Mirosława Sikorska Production: DokumentArtFilm Mirosława Sikorska Runtime: 53 min Country: Polska

“Kutzowizna”, a documentary directed by Mirosława Sikorska, portrays an extraordinary man – it is a story about the life and creative activity of Kazimierz Kutz.

Wojeciech Kilar - Credo (Workin title: Polski etos Wojciecha Kilara)

Wojeciech Kilar - Credo (Workin title: Polski etos Wojciecha Kilara)

Dir. Zdzisław Sowiński, Violetta Rotter-Kozera Production: Telewizja Polska S.A. Oddział w Katowicach Runtime: 50 min Country: Polska

“Wojciech Kilar. Credo” is a sincere confession of a man aware of his life and creative choices. The filmmakers bring the personality of the artist closer to the audience – the artist who has been following his individual, fully independent way for years.

Teatr niknących obrazów

Dir. Dagmara Drzazga Production: Instytucja Filmowa SILESIA FILM Runtime: 31 min Country: Polska

Directed by Dagmara Drzyzga, this documentary is devoted to a long and colourful history of the Kinoteatr “Rialto”, which on January 15th, 2013, celebrated its one hundredth birthday.

The Mill and the Cross

Dir. Lech Majewski Production: Stowarzyszenie Twórców i Mecenasów Kultury i Nauki "Angelus Silesius" Runtime: 96 min Country: Polska, Szwecja Official website Trailer

Thanks to the latest technological innovations, Lech Majewski animated the famous painting “The Procession to Calvary” by Pieter Breugel the Elder. In the film, Rutger Hauer played the part of Breugel along with – among others – Michael York, who was impersonating the banker Jonghelinck.

Please find - H.M. Górecki

Please find - H.M. Górecki

Dir. Violetta Rotter-Kozera Production: Telewizja Polska S.A. Oddział w Katowicach Runtime: 91 min (58 min TV) Country: Polska

Bulwar Franza Waxmana

Dir. Marek Kosma Cieśliński Production: Stowarzyszenie Kulturalne "Filmowy Chorzów" Runtime: 70 min Country: Polska

A film biography of Franz Waxman, a composer of film music who came from Chorzów and who won an Oscar twice. He was working in the 40s and 50s of the 20th century, i.e. during the golden era of Hollywood.

Cholonek (TV Staging)

Cholonek (TV Staging)

Dir. Mirosław Neinert, Robert Talarczyk Production: TVP S.A. Runtime: 130 min Country: Polska

A recording of the “Korez” Theatre performance screening, directed by Robert Talarczyk and Mirosław Neinert – an adaptation of the novel titled “Cholonek – the Good God of Clay” by Janosch (Horst Ecker). It portrays Silesians against a background of historical events, illustrating the Silesian mentality, sense of humour and fate of the inhabitants of Zabrze.

Music and Silence

Dir. Dagmara Drzazga Production: Telewizja Polska S.A. Oddział w Katowicach Runtime: 50 min Country: Polska

The hero of the film is a composer Jan Sztwiertnia, born in Ustroń (Hermanice), who lived to be only 29. The one whose talent had been expected to “become too huge for Europe” was murdered in Mauthausen-Gusen in 1940. “Muzyka i cisza" (Music and Silence) was made in cooperation with students from the University of Silesia, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music in Cieszyn.