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.

Between Moments

Dir. Jan Zub Production: Grupa Producencka YO! Sp. z o.o. Runtime: 50 min Country: Polska

"Between Moments" - an incredible story of Rajmund Karkosza, a chronicler of the Silesian reality. The documentary is a sentimental journey through old family film shots, full of personal anecdotes and experiences. At the same time, it does not avoid journalistic generalisations as well as political and social commentaries.

The last match of Ernest Pohl

The last match of Ernest Pohl

Dir. Paweł Smolorz, Tomasz Smolorz, Wojciech Sarnowicz, Henryk Urbanek Production: Antena Górnośląska Studio Programów i Filmów Telewizyjnych Runtime: 50 min Country: Polska

A documentary story of a Polish football legend, Ernest Pohl. A sentimental journey through time, where statements delivered by his nearest and dearest are interspersed with historical photographs depicting the striker and thus create a simple and clear picture of his life.



Dir. Krzysztof Stasiak Production: BMC Krzysztof Stasiak Runtime: 30 min Country: Polska

“Tactum” is a documentary in which the image, music and dance form an integral whole to tell a story about feelings, emotions and passions of three main protagonists, each at a different age. The story constitutes an attempt on juxtaposing the world around us with the yearning for simple truths and rules.

Kuba i Śruba - Dwóch Jasiów i Małgosia

Kuba i Śruba - Dwóch Jasiów i Małgosia

Dir. Bronisław Zeman, Marek Burda Production: Studio Filmów Rysunkowych Sp. z o.o. Runtime: 12 min 30 s Country: Polska

The second episode of the “Kuba and Śruba” series, an animated story for children. This time the youngest viewers will be taken to the world of “Hansel and Gretel”, where a bad Witch will be waiting for them in her gingerbread cottage.

The Congres

Dir. Ariel Folman Production: Pandora Film Production, Opus Film Sp. z o.o., Bridgit VFilman Film Gang, Paul Thiltges Distributions, ARP Selection, Entre Chien et Loup Runtime: 120 min Country: Niemcy, Izrael, Polska, Belgia, Luksemburg, Francja

A futurological vision of the future where the real world is intertwined with the animated one. The film is loosely based on the novel “The Futurological Congress” by Stanisław Lem.