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                        ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN / GENIUSZE by Thorsten Klein 6                                             MAREK EDELMAN... AND THERE WAS LOVE IN THE GHETTO / MAREK EDELMAN... I BYŁA MIŁOŚĆ W GETCIE
                        ADVOCATE / ADWOKAT by Piotr P. Gołębiowski 7                                                                by Jola Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda 47
                        AN ANTARCTIC SYNDROME / SYNDROM ZIMOWNIKÓW by Piotr Jaworski 8                                           MARYGOROUND / MARYJKI by Daria Woszek 48
                        APPLES / APPLES by Christos Nikou 9                                                                      A MINOR GENOCIDE / MAŁA ZAGŁADA by Natalia Koryncka-Gruz 49
                        BACK HOME / POWRÓT by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz 10                                                          MISTER T. / PAN T. by Marcin Krzyształowicz 50
                        BALTIC TRIBES. THE LAST PAGANS OF EUROPE / BAŁTYCKIE PLEMIONA. OSTATNI POGANIE EUROPY                    THE MESSENGER / KURIER by Władysław Pasikowski 51
                           by Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele 11                                                                      MONUMENT / MONUMENT by Jagoda Szelc 52
                        THE BLACK / CZARNY MERCEDES by Janusz Majewski 12                                                        MR. JONES / OBYWATEL JONES by Agnieszka Holland 53
                        BLUE SCALLYWAGS / NIEBIESKIE CHACHARY by Cezary Grzesiuk 13                                              THE MUTE / KREW BOGA by Bartosz Konopka 54
                        BROAD PEAK / BROAD PEAK by Leszek Dawid 14                                                               THE NAKED KING. 18 FRAGMENTS ON REVOLUTION / NAGI KRÓL. 18 FRAGMENTÓW O REWOLUCJI
                        THE CASE OF JOHANNA LANGEFELD / PRZYPADEK JOHANNY LANGEFELD by Władysław Jurkow, Gerburg Rohde-Dahl 15      by Andreas Hoessli 55
                        CLERGYMAN / KLECHA by Jacek Gwizdała 16                                                                  OF ANIMALS AND MEN / O LUDZIACH I ZWIERZĘTACH by Łukasz Czajka 56
                        CLOSE / BLISKO by Michał Biegański 17                                                                    OUR LITTLE POLAND / NASZA MAŁA POLSKA by Matej Bobrik 57
                        THE COLDEST GAME / THE COLDEST GAME by Łukasz Kośmicki 18                                                THE PACK / SFORA by Tadeusz Chudy 58
                        CORPUS CHRISTI / BOŻE CIAŁO by Jan Komasa 19                                                             THE PATHS OF MY FATHER / ŚCIEŻKI MOJEGO OJCA by Mauricio Osaki 59
                        DARK, ALMOST NIGHT / CIEMNO, PRAWIE NOC by Borys Lankosz 20                                              PIŁSUDSKI / PIŁSUDSKI by Michał Rosa 60
                        THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE / DZIEŃ CZEKOLADY by Jacek Piotr Bławut 21                                          PLANETA SINGLI 2 / PLANETA SINGLI 2 by Sam Akina 61
                        THE DAYS OF TRANSFORMATION / DNI PRZEMIANY by Tomasz Jurkiewicz 22                                       PLAYING HARD / ZABAWA ZABAWA by Kinga Dębska 62
                        DECENT. HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN CHANGE THE WORLD? / DECENT. CZY BLOCKCHAIN MOŻE ZMIENIĆ ŚWIAT?                POLLYWOOD / POLLYWOOD by Paweł Ferdek 63
                           by Marek Osiecimski 23                                                                                ROCK’N’ROLL EDDIE / STĄD DO OBLIVIO. WŁADCY PRZYGÓD by Tomasz Szafrański 64
                        DIABLO / DIABLO. WYŚCIG O WSZYSTKO by Michał Otłowski, Daniel Markowicz 24                               SAFE INSIDE / SAFE INSIDE by Renata Gabryjelska 65
                        DIAGNOSIS / DIAGNOSIS by Ewa Podgórska 25                                                                SCARS / BLIZNY by Agnieszka Zwiefka 66
                        DOLCE FINE GIORNATA / SŁODKI KONIEC DNIA by Jacek Borcuch 26                                             SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE / CIENIE IMPERIUM by Karol Starnawski 67
                        EASTERN / EASTERN by Piotr Adamski 27                                                                    SIMPLE THINGS / PROSTE RZECZY by Grzegorz Zariczny 68
                        ESPECIALLY FOR YOU / WSZYSTKO DLA CIEBIE by Karol Pałka 28                                               SOLE / SOLE by Carlo Sironi 69
                        FISHEYE / FISHEYE by Michał Szcześniak 29                                                                SUNBURNED / POD SŁOŃCE by Carolina Hellsgard 70
                        FOREVER A PILOT OF THE SPITFIRE & 303 SQUADRON / NA ZAWSZE PILOT DYWIZJONU 303 by Sławomir Ciok 30       SUPERNOVA / SUPERNOVA by Bartosz Kruhlik 71
                        FREELY MOSTAFA DERKAOUI / FREELY MOSTAFA DERKAOUI by Sophie Delvallée 31                                 SYMPHONY OF THE URSUS FACTORY / SYMFONIA FABRYKI URSUS by Jaśmina Wójcik 72
                        FROM THE INSIDE / Z WNĘTRZA by Cezary Grzesiuk 32                                                        TASTE OF PHO / SMAK PHO by Mariko Bobrik 73
                        THE HERD / STADO by Karolina Poryzała, Monika Kotecka 33                                                 THEIR LUCKY STARS / CAŁE SZCZĘŚCIE by Tomasz Konecki 74
                        HURRAH, WE ARE STILL ALIVE / HURRA, WCIĄŻ ŻYJEMY by Agnieszka Polska 34                                  TONY HALIK. BORN FOR ADVENTURE / TONY HALIK. URODZONY DLA PRZYGODY by Marcin Borchardt 75
                        I AM LYING NOW / JA TERAZ KŁAMIĘ by Paweł Borowski 35                                                    UNDERAGE ENGINEERS / NIELETNI INŻYNIEROWIE by Aleksandra Skowron, Hanna Polak 76
                        ICARUS / IKAR. LEGENDA MIETKA KOSZA by Maciej Pieprzyca 36                                               WALK WITH ANGELS / SPACER Z ANIOŁAMI by Tomasz Wysokiński 77
                        THE IN-BETWEEN / PRZEJŚCIE by Bartosz M. Kowalski 37                                                     WAR SERVANTS / SŁUGI WOJNY by Mariusz Gawryś 78
                        IN TOUCH / IN TOUCH by Paweł Ziemilski 38                                                                WARSAW: A CITY DIVIDED / WARSZAWA: MIASTO PODZIELONE by Eric Bednarski 79
                        INTERIOR / INTERIOR by Marek Lechki 39                                                                   WEREWOLF / WILKOŁAK by Adrian Panek 80
                        THE IRON BRIDGE / ŻELAZNY MOST by Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska 40                                         THE WHALE FROM LORINO / WIELORYB Z LORINO by Maciej Cuske 81
                        JACOB, MIMMI AND THE TALKING DOGS / JACOB, MIMMI I GADAJĄCE PSY by Edmunds Jansons 41                    WHITE CUBE / WHITE CUBE by Wojciech Pustoła 82
                        JULIUSZ / JULIUSZ by Aleksander Pietrzak 42                                                              WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY / KTO NAPISZE NASZĄ HISTORIĘ by Roberta Grossman 83
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                        KULT / KULT by Olga Bieniek 43                                                                           THE WIND. A DOCUMENTARY THRILLER / WIATR. THRILLER DOKUMENTALNY by Michał Bielawski 84
                        THE LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS / MOWA PTAKÓW by Xawery Żuławski 44                                            WIND UP / NAKRĘCANE by Tomek Tryzna 85
                        LEAVE ME NOT / NIE ZOSTAWIAJ MNIE by Grzegorz Lewandowski 45                                             ZIEJA / ZIEJA by Robert Gliński 86




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                        THE LEGIONS / LEGIONY by Dariusz Gajewski 46




                          CONTENTS              INDEX OF POLISH TITLES         INDEX OF ENGLISH TITLES                             CONTENTS             INDEX OF POLISH TITLES         INDEX OF ENGLISH TITLES
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                        NEW POLISH SHORT FILMS                                                            LOLO / LOLO by Michał Piotrowski 130
                                                                                                          LOOK AT ME / JESTEM TUTAJ by Agata Minowska 131
                        19.91 / 19.91 by Emilia Śniegoska 88                                              LOSS / UTRATA by Natalia Nylec 132
                        ACID RAIN / ACID RAIN by Tomek Popakul 89                                         LOVE / MIŁOŚĆ by Michał Ciechomski 133
                        AIVA / AIVA by Ivan Bambalin 90                                                   LOVE 404 / LOVE 404 by Agata Baumgart 134
                        AND WE’LL BE HAPPY AGAIN / I ZNÓW BĘDZIEMY SZCZĘŚLIWI by Krzysztof Wołżański 91   MASTERCLASS / MASTERCLASS by Ewa Drzewicka, Dominika Fedko, Małgorzata Jachna, Małgorzata Jędrzejec,
                        AUTOMAT / AUTOMAT by Bartosz Toboła 92                                               Weronika Kuc, Aleksandra Rylewicz, Grażyna Trela 135
                        BABA YOGA / BABA JOGA by Michalina Przewdzing 93                                  THE MEETING / SPOTKANIE by Piotr Michalak 136
                        BEAUTIFUL / BEAUTIFUL by Weronika Kuc 94                                          THE MOTORCYCLE / MOTOCYKL by Krzysztof Chodorowski 137
                        THE BELLY OF A HORRIBLE MACHINE, BLEEDING TO DEATH / BRZUCH STRASZLIWEJ MASZYNY   MY COUNTRY SO BEAUTIFUL / MÓJ KRAJ, TAKI PIĘKNY by Grzegorz Paprzycki 138
                            WYKRWAWIAJĄCEJ SIĘ NA ŚMIERĆ by Marek Ułan-Szymański 95                       NEVER GOOD / NIGDY DOBRZE by Paweł Powolny 139
                        CARE / TROSKA by Marta Włusek 96                                                  ON STRIKE! / NA STRAJK! by Stanisław Horodecki 140
                        CASTING / CASTING by Klaudia Kęska 97                                             PLAN C / PLAN C by Sylwia Rosak 141
                        CHRIST OF NATION / CHRYSTUS NARODU by Ewa Drzewicka 98                            PRISONERS OF LOVE / WIĘŹNIOWIE MIŁOŚCI by Małgorzata Jeniec 142
                        CLIFFS OF INFATUATION / KLIFY NAMIĘTNOŚCI by Tomasz Kurlej 99                     RABBIT / KRÓLIK by Igor Kawecki 143
                        CLOSE2U / TAK.BLISKO by Marek Głuszczak 100                                       RE-CYCLE / RE-CYCLE by Mateusz Lenart 144
                        COMFORT / KOMFORT by Weronika Banasińska 101                                      RECHARGE / RECHARGE by Michał Hytroś 145
                        CYBORGY / CYBORGY by Adam Żądło 102                                               RED / RUDY by Karina Węgiełek 146
                        D-MINOR / D-MOLL by Dóra László-Gulyás 103                                        RESTART / RESTART by Julian Tałandziewicz 147
                        DANCING FOR YOU / TAŃCZĘ DLA CIEBIE by Katarzyna Lesisz 104                       RICOCHETS / RYKOSZETY by Jakub Radej 148
                        A DAY LIKE TODAY / DZIEŃ JAK CO DZIEŃ by Magda Strzyżyńska 105                    ROOTS / CZARNY CHARAKTER by Kuba Gryżewski 149
                        DOCUMENTARY MOVIE / FILM DOKUMENTALNY by Katarzyna Warzecha, Piotr Pawlus 106     RUFUS / RUFUS by Oskar Zakrzewski 150
                        DREAMLAND / DREAMLAND by Natasza Parzymies 107                                    SHOOTING STARS / SHOOTING STARS by Magda Jaroszewicz 151
                        ELA’S LOVE. EXCERPTS / MIŁOŚĆ ELI. FRAGMENTY by Piotr Bieliński 108               SHORT STORY / HISTORIA KRÓTKIEGO TRWANIA by Michał Ciechomski 152
                        THE ELEPHANT / SŁOŃ by Marta Gabiga 109                                           SKIN / SKÓRA by Mateusz Znaniecki 153
                        AN EYE FOR AN EYE / AN EYE FOR AN EYE by Julia Płoch 110                          SOMEONE WHO LOVES ME / KTOŚ MNIE POKOCHAŁ by Ewa Borysewicz 154
                        EYE OF GOD / OKO BOGA by Igor Kawecki 111                                         STATION / STACJA by Arkadiusz Bartosiak 155
                        FLOE / KIER by Aleksandra Meyer 112                                               STORY / STORY by Jolanta Bańkowska 156
                        FUCK, IT’S BIOLOGY / FUCK, IT’S BIOLOGY by Veronica Andersson 113                 THAT BEAUTIFUL AUGUST NIGHT / PIĘKNA SIERPNIOWA NOC by Piotr Nalazek 157
                        GLASS NEGATIVES / SZKLANE NEGATYWY by Jan Borowiec 114                            THIS, WHICH I HAVE / TO CO MAM by Marek Stokłosa 158
                        THE GLUE / KLEJ by Mateusz Kowalski 115                                           THREE YEARS. 1 NIGHT / TRZY LATA. 1 NOC by Bartosz Jakub Jasiński 159
                        GO HARD OR GO HOME / BEZ RYZYKA NIE MA ŻYCIA by Elwira Iwanowska 116              TICKET / TICKET by Nikita Tanadzhy 160
                        HERN / HERN by Urszula Morga 117                                                  TOTAL LOSS / SZKODA CAŁKOWITA by Jagoda Madej 161
                        HOLIDAY / WCZASY by Igor Kawecki, Grzegorz Bugaj 118                              THE TOUGH / HARDA by Marcin Polar 162
                        HOUSE OF MEMORIES / DOM WSPOMNIEŃ by Efim Graboy 119                              THE TRAGIC ONES / TRAGICZNI by Jan Stąpor 163
                        THE HUNT / ŁOWY by Mateusz Jarmulski 120                                          TRIP TO THE ESSENCE OF WHAT WE CANNOT BE SURE / PODRÓŻ DO SEDNA TEGO CZEGO NIE MOŻEMY
                        I AM A MINER’S SON / JESTEM SYNEM GÓRNIKA by Róża Duda, Michał Soja 121              WIEDZIEĆ NA PEWNO by Małgorzata Andrys 164
                        IT’S GOOD LIKE THAT / TAK JEST DOBRZE by Marcin Sauter 122                        VACANCY / PUSTOSTAN by Agata Trzebuchowska 165
                        LABOR / PRACA by Mateusz Gołębiewski 123                                          VACANT ROOMS / WOLNE POKOJE by Bartłomiej Jakubiak 166
                        LAIKA / ŁAJKA by Aleksandra Duda 124                                              THE VIBRANT VILLAGE / THE VIBRANT VILLAGE by Weronika Jurkiewicz 167
                        LEARNING TO FLY / NAUKA LATANIA by Klaudia Kęska 125                              WHAT REMAINS / TO, CO ZOSTAJE by Eliza Godlewska 168
                                                                                                          WITHIN ME / WE MNIE by Maria Wider 169
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                        LENA / LENA by Jędrzej Gorski 126
                        LET’S CRY / PŁACZMY by Tadeusz Kabicz 127                                         YOU HAVEN’T SEEN WHAT I’VE SEEN / NIE WIDZIELIŚCIE TEGO, CO JA WIDZIAŁAM by Ewa Lang 170
                        LIFE, TAKE 2 / ŻYCIE NR 2 by Krzysztof Włostowski 128




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                        THE LITTLE SOUL / DUSZYCZKA by Barbara Rupik 129




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                                                                                                                                    Germany, Poland, UK 2019                                                                                                                                                                                Poland 2019
                                                                                                                                                      90 min                                                                                                                                                                                    100 min
                        GENIUSZE                                                                                                                      colour                                     ADWOKAT                                                                                                                                          colour




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                                                                                                                                                      Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                    Fiction




                                                                                                                                                   Thorsten Klein                                                                                                                                                 Piotr P. Gołębiowski
                                                                                                                                             is a writer, director                                                                                                                                                Director and screen-
                                                                                                                                                   from Germany.                                                                                                                                                  writer, debuted with
                                                                                                                                           Graduate of screen-                                                                                                                                                         “Mother”, a short
                                                                                                                                             writing at Film and                                                                                                                                                 war drama. “Mother”
                                                                                                                                            Television Academy                                                                                                                                                      received numerous




                                                                                                                                                                     photo by Aleksandra Rybak
                                                                                                                                                Berlin. His debut                                                                                                                                              awards including Bron-
                                                                                                                                                 feature film was                                                                                                                                                ze Grape at the 45th
                                                                                                                                            science based “Lost                                                                                                                                                Lubuskie Film Summer
                                                                                                                                          Place” – the first Ger-                                                                                                                                              in Łagów (Poland). The
                                                                                                                                           man mystery-thriller                                                                                                                                                   film was screened at
                                                                                                                                               shot in 3D. It was                                                                                                                                                 a number of interna-
                                                                                                                                           theatrically released                                                                                                                                                     tional festivals e.g.
                                                                                                                                            by Warner Brothers                                                                                                                                                      at HollyShorts Film
                                                                                                                                              Germany and sold                                                                                                                                                   Festival (Los Angeles,
                                                                                                                                                       worldwide.                                                                                                                                                 – Academy Awards®
                                                                                                                                                   “Adventures of                                                                                                                                                   Qualifying Festival)
                        Directed by Thorsten Klein Written by Thorsten       “Adventures of a Mathematician” (“Geniusze”) is an             a Mathematician” is                                  Directed by Piotr P. Gołębiowski Written by Piotr      This legal drama tells a story of an advocate at         as well as Aesthetica
                                                                                                                                              Thorsten’s second                                                                                                                                                Short Film Festival (UK
                        Klein Photography by Tudor Vladimir Panduru Mu-      international co-production, an adaptation of bio-                                                                  P. Gołębiowski Photography by Jakub Stolecki Edi-      the start of his professional career. He is strug-
                                                                                                                                                  feature. For the                                                                                                                                               – BAFTA Recognised
                        sic by Lesley Barber Edited by Agnieszka Ligett,     graphy of Stanisław Ulam, who was a Polish mathe-             script to that film he                                ted by Michał Biliński Production design by Piotr      gling with his personal life and financial problems.              Film Festival).
                        Matthieu Tapponier Production design by Florian      matician genius. Fleeing from the war he found him-            was awarded by TFI                                   P. Gołębiowski, Izabela Sobolewska Costume design      A friend from college and legal apprenticeship he
                        Kaposi Costume design by Justyna Stolarz Pro-        self in America, where he worked on hydrogen bomb.            – Sloan Filmmmaker                                    by Kornelia Czereda, Piotr P. Gołębiowski Sound by     accidentally meets offers him a job at an interna-                  Filmography
                        duction manager Tomasz Morawski Cast Philippe        He also participated in creation of first computers.                   Fund in 2017.                                Michał Truong, Piotr Kubiak Production manager Pa-     tional law firm and lands him an interview with the        2016: Matka (Mother)
                        Tłokiński, Esther Garrel, Sam Keeley, Joel Basman,   Stanisław was a part of famous “Lviv school”, becau-                                                                weł Wolff Cast Maria Pakulnis, Piotr Machalica, Wło-   firm’s executive partner. The choice he makes is                       – F (short)
                                                                                                                                                   Filmography                                                                                                                                                           2019: Adwokat
                        Fabian Kocięcki, Ryan Gage, Sabin Tambrea, Mate-     se of his charming personality and charisma he was                                                                  dzimierz Matuszak, Marcin Czarnik, Łukasz Matecki,     going to affect his life.
                                                                                                                                                2011: Vermisst                                                                                                                                                            (Advocate) – F
                        usz Więcławek, James Sobol Kelly Producers Lena      percieved as an “atypical mathematician”. However,                2013: Lost Place                                  Sebastian Cybulski, Piotr P. Gołębiowski, Joanna
                        Vurma, Joanna Szymańska, Paul Zischler, Evangelo     in the depths of his soul, he hid his true and dark                2019: Geniusze                                   Osyda, Magdalena Woleńska, Paweł Ciołkosz, Szy-
                        Kioussi, Nell Green Produced by Dragonfly Films,     emotions. Film covers 15 years of Stanisław’s life –                (Adventures of                                  mon Nowak, Katarzyna Dorosińska, Dorota Kuduk,
                        www.dragonflyfilms.de Co-produced by Shipsboy        period between emigration to America (1939) and                  a Mathematician)                                   Jarosław Domin, Jakub Kotyński, Beata Zarembian-
                        (PL) Mirror Productions (UK) Zischlermann Film-      discovering hydrogen bomb (early 1950s).                                                                            ka, Anna Matecka, Feliks Matecki, Joanna Zagórska,
                        produktion (DE)Erfttal Film, Sampsonic Med Exe-                                                                                                                          Kamil Przystał, Monika Wiśniewska Producers Piotr
                        cutive producer Simon Baxter, Klaus Dohle, Arno                                                                                                                          P. Gołębiowski Produced by W Productions (Board
                        Hazebroek, Nicolas D. Sampsin, Mary Young Leckie                                                                                                                         Advisors sp. z o.o.), www.facebook.com/adwokatfilm
                        Co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Medien-                                                                                                                            Executive producer Piotr P. Gołębiowski Distribu-
                        board Berlin-Brandenburg, Federal Government                                                                                                                             tion in Poland open World Sales open
                        Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM),
                        German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Tribeca Film
                        Institute, Film Independent, Alfred P. Sloan Foun-
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                        dation, German-Polish Film Fund Distribution in
                        Poland Solopan, www.solopan.com.pl World Sales
                        Indie Sales




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                                                                                                                                                                                              Poland 2019                                                                                                                   Greece, Poland 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                   72 min                                                                                                                                90 min
                                               SYNDROM ZIMOWNIKÓW                                                                                                                                  colour   APPLES                                                                                                                       colour
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                                                                                                                                                                             Piotr Jaworski                                                                                                                                            Christos Nikou
                                                                                                                                                                    Born in 1968. A gradu-                                                                                                                                   (Athens | 1984) studied
                                                                                                                                                                    ate of Faculty of Radio                                                                                                                                      cinema in Athens. In
                                                                                                                                                                      and Television at the                                                                                                                                       2012 he wrote and
                                                                                                                                                                     University of Silesia in                                                                                                                                  directed the short film
                                                                                                                                                                   Katowice. A member of                                                                                                                                    KM, which was selected
                                                                                                                                                                     the Polish Filmmakers                                                                                                                                       and screened among
                                                                                                                                                                  Association. The creator                                                                                                                                    others were Rotterdam
                        photo by Jan Terelak




                                                                                                                                                                     of many documentary                                                                                                                                    iFF, Stockholm iFF, Palm
                                                                                                                                                                       films – awarded and                                                                                                                                    Springs FF, Sydney iFF,
                                                                                                                                                                      awarded at festivals.                                                                                                                                  Tallinn Black Nights, In-
                                                                                                                                                                        Author of television                                                                                                                                terfilm Berlin. KM awar-
                                                                                                                                                                 reportages, documentary                                                                                                                                     ded the Best Short Film
                                                                                                                                                                 and feature series as well                                                                                                                                     Prize at the Motovun
                                                                                                                                                                    as classical music con-                                                                                                                                   FF of Croatia. In 2013,
                                                                                                                                                                  certs. A careful observer.                                                                                                                                     Christos was invited
                                                                                                                                                                 Tireless tracker of flavors                                                                                                                                   by the Rotterdam Film
                                               Directed by Piotr Jaworski Written by Piotr Jaworski    The forgotten, pioneering experiment of a military        and images, fascinated by                  Directed by Christos Nikou Written by Christos Ni-       How selective is our memory? Do we remember                Festival to give a ma-
                                                                                                                                                                 the phenomenon of life...                                                                                                                                    ster-class of the yearly
                                               Photography by Andrzej Wojciechowski Music by           psychologist Dr. Terelak, who studied limits of hu-                                                  kou, Stavros Raptis Photography by Bartosz Świniar-      what we have experienced or what we have chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            WE ARE NEXT Program
                                               Edited by Tomasz Bujko, Zbigniew Osiński Sound          man psyche in conditions of the Antarctic isolation,                   Filmography                   ski Edited by iorgos Zafiris (TBD) Production design     to remember? Can we forget the things that hurt           which is co-organized
                                               by Kamil Sajewicz Animated by Jarosław Konopka          turned out to be a metaphor of the system, full of                1996: Na zlecenie                  by Efi Birba Costume design by Dimitra Liakoura So-      us? In the end, are we simply just the sum of all            by the University of
                                               Production manager Kamil Skałkowski Producers           humor and irony, and became a prologue for the                             – F (short)               und by Dimitra Liakoura Production manager Teta          those things we don’t forget? Apples, an allegorical                 Amsterdam.
                                               Janusz Skałkowski, Kamil Skałkowski Produced by         reality yet to come. Following events that took place       1997: Hotel Panoptikon                   Apostolaki Cast Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili     and somehow funny story, is in its core an effort to
                                               Kalejdoskop Film, www.kalejdoskopfilm.pl Co-pro-        in the Polish polar base almost 40 years ago, we                          – D (short)                Producers Iraklis Mavroeidis, Angelo Venetis, Nikos      explore the way our memory functions and how this                 Filmography
                                                                                                                                                                         2000: Na ratunek                                                                                                                                      2012: Km – F (short)
                                               duced by TVP, EBH Polska, Cine Village Executive        experience the same pressure that the team of Mars                                                   Simpliris, Mariusz Włodarski Produced by Boo Pro-        affects our being.
                                                                                                                                                                                 – D (short)                                                                                                                                          2019: Apples
                                               producer Co-financed by Polish Film Institute Distri-   missions will have to undergo! Looking back to the           2003: Szukam miłości                    ductions, www.booproductions.gr Co-produced by
                                               bution in Poland open World Sales open                  past, we observe the future, and the question rema-              2009: Dekalog. Po                   Lava Films Executive producer Nikos Simpliris Co-
                                                                                                       ins if psychological conditions of our species will not          Dekalogu – Szóste                   -financed by Polish Film Institute, Greek Film Center,
                                                                                                       block the colonization of other planets, even when                        – D (short)                ERT, Creative Europe, DI Factory Distribution in Po-
                                                                                                       technological barriers are finally overcome.                2009: Kiedyś w Afryce                    land open World Sales open
                                                                                                                                                                 (Sometime Ago in Africa)
                                                                                                                                                                                 – D (short)
                                                                                                                                                                           2012: Modlitwa
                                                                                                                                                                   2014: Od początku do
                                                                                                                                                                   końca i początku. Pro-
                                                                                                                                                                    jekt życia według Jana
                                                                                                                                                                         Pawła II – TV series
                                                                                                                                                                    2017: Miasto skarbów
                                                                                                                                                                     2018: Rzeczpospolita
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                                                                                                                                                                  Zakopiańska – D (short)
                                                                                                                                                                  2019: Syndrom zimow-
                                                                                                                                                                       ników (An Antarctic
                                                                                                                                                                            Syndrome) – D




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10                      BACK HOME                                                                                                                                         BALTIC TRIBES. THE LAST PAGANS OF EUROPE                                                                                                           11


                                                                                                                                                       Poland 2018                                                                                                                               Latvia, Poland 2019
                                                                                                                                                           104 min                                                                                                                                1x103min, 2x50min
                        POWRÓT                                                                                                                              colour        BAŁTYCKIE PLEMIONA. OSTATNI POGANIE EUROPY                                                                                          colour
                                                                                                                                                            Fiction                                                                                                                                           Fiction




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lauris Abele (1980)
                                                                                                                                                           Magdalena
                                                                                                                                                         Łazarkiewicz
                                                                                                                                                 Graduated from the
                                                                                                                                           University of Wrocław in
                                                                                                                                          1976, majoring in Cultural
                                                                                                                                                Studies. In the years
                                                                                                                                            1977–1978 she worked
                                                                                                                                              as a literary director in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Raitis Ābele (1983)
                                                                                                                                               Stefan Jaracz Theatre
                                                                                                                                            in Olsztyn. In 1982, she
                                                                                                                                          graduated from the Radio                                                                                                                            Brothers Lauris and Raitis
                                                                                                                                           and Television Faculty at                                                                                                                             Ābele are young visual
                                                                                                                                            the University of Silesia                                                                                                                           artists from Riga, Latvia.
                                                                                                                                             in Katowice, where she
                                                                                                                                          majored in Film Directing.                                                                                                                               Raitis Ābele (1983)
                                                                                                                                            Starting from 2006, she                                                                                                                           has studied at New York
                                                                                                                                                has been working as                                                                                                                           Film Academy, obtained
                                                                                                                                           a lecturer at the Warsaw                                                                                                                               Bachelor’s degree of
                        Directed by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz Written             Back Home tells a story of a family. A very typical                                        Directed by Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele Written by      Lars, a merchant from Yutland, travels alongside the        Humanitarian Sciences in
                                                                                                                                           Film School and MultiArt
                        by Katarzyna Terechowicz, Magdalena Łazarkie-          family next-door. Hidden secrets and inner parents-                                        Toms Ķencis, Guntis Berelis Photography by Mārcis      south-eastern cost of Baltic sea in XIIIth century          Psychology at University
                                                                                                                                                Academy in Kraków.
                        wicz Photography by Wojciech Todorow Music             -children relations lead to disintegration of the rela-                                    Ābele, Jānis Indriks Music by Kaspars Bārbals Edi-     introducing us to the various settlements and ha-             of Latvia and currently
                        by Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz Edited by Witold         tionship both between the family members, as well as                      Filmography      ted by Raitis Ābele, Agnieszka Glińska Production      bits, traditions, rituals and laws of Baltic tribes. Film         studies for Masters
                        Chomiński Production design by Elwira Pluta Co-        between them and the local community. The desire                    1985: Przez dotyk      design by Dace Siatkovska Costume design by Līga       is a powerfull vision of the ancient times, realised         degree in Psychology at
                        stume design by Dorota Roqueplo Sound by Artur         to build family relations on the existing morality and a                   (At a Touch)    Krāsone Sound by Verners Biters, Ernests Ansons        with the use of reenactment, animations 2D and                   University of Latvia.
                        Kuczkowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński Pro-      clear-cut moral code within the changing world lead to        1989: Ostatni dzwonek        Animated by Tomasz Dąbrowski Production ma-            3D, animated maps and literary commentry. The
                                                                                                                                                (The Last School Bell)                                                                                                                             Lauris Ābele (1980)
                        duction manager Agata Sikora Cast Sandra Drzy-         a crisis. The dynamics of contemporary social proces-                                      nager Zane Kalniņa Cast Kaspars Aniņš, Kristaps        events and images in the film have been created                 has obtained Masters
                                                                                                                                             1991: Odjazd (The Trip)
                        malska, Agnieszka Warchulska, Katarzyna Herman,        ses, as well as of the local communities of small and        1992: Białe małżeństwo        Bedrītis and historical reconstruction actors Produ-   upon the consultations with historians and arche-              degree in Audio-Visual
                        Mirosław Kropielnicki, Tomasz Sobczak, Stanisław       medium-sized towns, makes adolescents distant from                    (White Marriage)     cers Kristele Pudane, Dace Siatkovska, Dorota Rosz-    ologists from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, who are          Arts at Latvian Academy
                        Cywka, Dawid Rostowski Producers Lambros Zio-          their families and traditions. The protagonist, Urszula,       1997: Drugi brzeg (The      kowska, Thom Palmen Produced by Tritone Studio         passionate about the culture remains of the ancient         of Culture and Bachelor’s
                        tas Produced by Argomedia Co-produced by Stu-          walks the dramatic path to independence and finding                      Other Shore)      Co-produced by Arkana Film Studio Executive pro-       tribes called Balts.                                          degree in Humanitarian
                                                                                                                                             1999: Na koniec świata                                                                                                                              Sciences at University
                        dio Filmowe Wrocław, Piramida Film, Odra Film,         her own definition of the terms that are crucial in life                                   ducer Kristele Pudane Co-financed by Polish Film                                                                                    of Latvia.
                                                                                                                                           (To the End of the World)
                        Dreamsound, D 35, The Chimney Pot Executive            and for building relations with other people, such as                                      Institute, Warmia-Mazury Film Found Distribution in
                                                                                                                                            2001: Marzenia do speł-
                        producer Lambros Ziotas Co-financed by Polish          kinship, love, dedication, brotherhood.                       nienia (Dreams To Fulfil)    Poland Arkana World Sales open                                                                                                   Filmography
                        Film Institute Distribution in Poland Holly Pictures                                                                               – TV series                                                                                                                       2014: Castratus The Boar
                        World Sales Kasia Karwan, The Moonshot Compa-                                                                        2007: Ekipa (The Crew)                                                                                                                                    2015: Curonians
                        ny, www.themoonshotcompany.com                                                                                                     – TV series                                                                                                                       2019: Bałtyckie plemiona.
                                                                                                                                          2010: Maraton tańca (The                                                                                                                             Ostatni poganie Europy
                                                                                                                                                    Dance Marathon)                                                                                                                             (Baltic Tribes. The Last
                                                                                                                                               2011–2013: Głęboka                                                                                                                               Pagans of Europe) – D
                        Festivals Rome International Film Festival, Italy, 2018 / Arras Film Festival, France, 2018 / Denver
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                                                                                                                                               woda (The Deep End)
                        International Film Festival, USA, 2018 / 21st Annual Houston Film Festival, USA, 2018 / Polish Film                                – TV series
                        Festival in America, USA, 2018 / Toronto Polish Film Festival, Canada, 2018 / Film Festival Cottbus,                     2014: Karski, tv play,
                        Germany, 2018 / Camerimage, Poland, 2018 / International Film Festival of India Goa, India, 2018                      Nieobecność (Dis-appe-




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                                                                                                                                                           arance) – D
                        Awards Polish Film Festival in America (Special Jury Award to Fiction Film, ex-aequo, President’s Award                        2018: Powrót
                        for a Masterful Directing to Fiction Film), USA, 2018 / Toronto Polish Film Festival, Canada, 2018                               (Back Home)




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12                      THE BLACK                                                                                                                                                   BLUE SCALLYWAGS                                                                                                                                              13


                                                                                                                                                                     Poland 2019                                                                                                                                                   Poland 2018
                                                                                                                                                                         110 min                                                                                                                                                        94 min
                        CZARNY MERCEDES                                                                                                                                   colour    NIEBIESKIE CHACHARY                                                                                                                                 colour




                                                                                                                                        photo by Marcin Kułakowski
                                                                                                                                                                          Fiction                                                                                                                                                 Documentary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       photo by Cezary Grzesiuk
                                                                                                                                                 Janusz Majewski                                                                                                                                                Cezary Grzesiuk
                                                                                                                                        Graduate of the National                                                                                                                                           Polish film producer,
                                                                                                                                     Film School in Łódź, where                                                                                                                                              director and editor,
                                                                                                                                     in 1959 he graduated from                                                                                                                                               born in 1963. He is
                                                                                                                                      the Directing Department.                                                                                                                                          the owner of the Blue
                                                                                                                                         In the years 1983–1990,                                                                                                                                       dReam Film studio and
                                                                                                                                             President of the Main                                                                                                                                      lecturer at the Krakow
                                                                                                                                         Board of the Polish Film-                                                                                                                                        Film School AMA. He
                                                                                                                                       makers Association. Since                                                                                                                                        has twice received the
                                                                                                                                       2006, Honorary President                                                                                                                                           Golden Lion award in
                                                                                                                                        of the Association. In the                                                                                                                                     the editing category at
                                                                                                                                     years 1987–1991 member                                                                                                                                           the Gdynia Film Festval:
                                                                                                                                           of the Cinematography                                                                                                                                         for the films “Shelter”
                                                                                                                                             Committee. For many                                                                                                                                        (1998), and “With Fire
                                                                                                                                    years, lecturer at the Natio-                                                                                                                                        and Sward” (1999). In
                                                                                                                                    nal Film School in Łódź, and                                                                                                                                         2016 he was awarded
                                                                                                                                    guest lecturer in the United                                                                                                                                            a Gloria Artis Medal
                        Directed by Janusz Majewski Written by Janusz       The story of the investigation to unravel the                    States, among others.                  Directed by Cezary Grzesiuk Written by Cezary            Why does someone become a football fan? Is it abo-        for Merit to Culture by
                                                                                                                                        In 2001, he was awarded                                                                                                                                           the Polish Minister of
                        Majewski Photography by Arkadiusz Tomiak            mysterious death of a beautiful young woman                                                             Grzesiuk Photography by Cezary Grzesiuk Music by         ut excitement, passion, being in a group, or a club’s
                                                                                                                                        the Officer’s Cross of the                                                                                                                                         Culture and National
                        Edited by Milenia Fiedler Production design by      in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. She is not Krystyna             Order of Polonia Restituta.                    Rafał Rozmus Edited by Cezary Grzesiuk Production        unique history? What drives football fanatics? Ce-                        Heritage.
                        Andrzej Haliński Costume design by Elżbieta         Holzer, as stated in her kennkarte (German-issu-                                                        design by Costume design by Sound by Jacek Ha-           zary Grzesiuk spent a decade filming the lives of
                        Radke Sound by Krzysztof Jastrząb Production        ed identity document), but a Jewess kept hidden                        Filmography                      mela, Katarzyna Dzida-Hamela Production manager          supporters of the Ruch Chorzów club. These many                      Filmography
                        manager Paweł Mantorski Cast Artur Żmijew-          by a Pole – a polonized Saxon – attorney Karol                1966: Sublokator – F                      Mariusz Ślosarczyk, Cezary Grzesiuk Jr, Grzegorz         years of work allowed him to photograph the close-                  1996: Nie ma
                        ski, Aleksandar Milićević, Maria Dębska, Andrzej    Karlzer. Before the outbreak of war, the woman      1969: Zbrodniarz, który ukradł                      Jóźwik Producers Cezary Grzesiuk Produced by Blue        -knit community of football fanatics. Not from the              przebaczenia – D
                                                                                                                                                   zbrodnię – F                                                                                                                                              2004: Moje życie
                        Zieliński, Łukasz Sikora, Marcel Sabat, Andrzej     was his student as well as the object of his un-                                                        Dream Film, www.bluedreamfilm.pl Co-produced by          side-lines, not from behind a wall of police officers,
                                                                                                                                1970: Lokis. Rękopis profesora                                                                                                                                              dla Niego (My Life
                        Seweryn, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Bogusław Linda          requited love. The case is assigned to Detective                                                        Silesia-Film Executive producer Cezary Grzesiuk Co-      but from the very heart of the ultras sector. This                   for Him) – D
                                                                                                                                              Wittembacha – F
                        Producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus Produced             Chief Inspector Rafał Król, an officer of the so-   1973: Zazdrość i medycyna – F                       -financed by Polish Film Institute, Silesian Film Fund   enabled him to show the brighter and darker side of          2011: Szerokie Oko
                        by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fa-            -called Blue Police under the control of the Ger-          1975: Zaklęte rewiry – F                     Distribution in Poland open World Sales open             the world of football fans in Poland and elsewhere.                    – D (short)
                        bularnych, www.wfdif.pl Co-produced by TVP          man occupiers, but also a soldier of the Polish     1977: Sprawa Gorgonowej – F                                                                                  Themes in the film include the friendship between        2014: Metr od świętości
                        Co-financed by Polish Film Institute Distribution   underground, sworn to execute his orders. It is             1979: Lekcja martwego                                                                                fans of Atletico Madrid and Ruch Chorzów and the          (One Metr of Holiness)
                                                                                                                                                      języka – F                                                                                                                                                    – TV series
                        in Poland Kino Świat, www.kinoswiat.pl World        a suspenseful story set in the faithfully-recre-                                                                                                                 hooligan code passed on from father to son.
                                                                                                                                          1982: Słona róża – F                                                                                                                                               2018: Niebieskie
                        Sales open                                          ated reality of occupied Warsaw and Zakopane.                                                                                                                                                                                 Chachary (The Blue
                                                                                                                                   1982: Epitafium dla Barbary
                                                                                                                                             Radziwiłłówny – F                                                                                                                                                 Skallywags) – D
                                                                                                                                     1985: C. K. Dezerterzy – F                                                                                                                                          2019: Z wnętrza – D
                                                                                                                                   1993: Do widzenia wczoraj.
                                                                                                                                         Dwie krótkie komedie
                                                                                                                                         o zmianie systemu – F                                                                               Festival’s Premiere Warsaw Film Festival,
                                                                                                                                   1998: Złoto dezerterów – F                                                                                Poland, 2018
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                                                                                                                                          2005: Po sezonie – F
                                                                                                                                  2010: Mała Matura 1947 – F
                                                                                                                                     2015: Excentrycy, czyli po
                                                                                                                                    słonecznej stronie ulicy – F




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                                                                                                                                      (The Black Mercedes) – F




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                                                                                                                                                                                                    Poland 2020                                                                                                                 Poand, Germany 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                        100 min                                                                                                                              90 min
                                                BROAD PEAK                                                                                                                                                colour   PRZYPADEK JOHANNY LANGEFELD                                                                                               colour




                                                                                                                                                                      photo by Wojciech Suleżycki
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Fiction                                                                                                                        Documentary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Władysław Jurkow
                                                                                                                                                                                  Leszek Dawid                                                                                                                                   Film director, scriptwriter,
                                                                                                                                                                  Director and screenwriter.                                                                                                                                   journalist, cooperating with
                                                                                                                                                                         Member of European                                                                                                                                       TVP, HBO, WDR. Author
                                                                                                                                                                       Film Academy, Guild of                                                                                                                                    of documentary films and
                                                                                                                                                                         Polish Film Directors,                                                                                                                                  TV programmes, member
                                                                                                                                                                    Polish Film Academy and                                                                                                                                    of Polish archeological mis-
                                                                                                                                                                     Young Academy of Art in                                                                                                                                     sions in Egypt and Sudan.
                                                                                                                                                                     Berlin. His feature debut                                                                                                                                                  Filmography
                        photo by Leszek Dawid




                                                                                                                                                                      “My Name Is Ki” had its                                                                                                                                     2004: Pisarz powieszony
                                                                                                                                                                    international premiere at                                                                                                                                          (Hanging Writer) – D
                                                                                                                                                                    the 2011 Venice Film Fe-                                                                                                                                        2008: Tajemnice Doliny
                                                                                                                                                                    stival. His second feature                                                                                                                                     Nilu (Secrets of the Nile
                                                                                                                                                                  “You are God” won a lot of                                                                                                                                              Valley) – D (series)
                                                                                                                                                                   prizes and became a huge                                                                                                                                            2008: Afrykański sen
                                                                                                                                                                    success in cinemas in Po-                                                                                                                                           (African Dream) – D
                                                                                                                                                                    land (1.5 million viewers)                                                                                                                                   2019: Przypadek Johanny
                                                                                                                                                                    and UK. He also directed                                                                                                                                         Langefeld (The Case of
                                                                                                                                                                   recognized much-admired                                                                                                                                          Johanna Langefeld) – D
                                                Directed by Leszek Dawid Written by Łukasz Lud-          Maciej Berbeka makes the first winter ascent of                                                           Directed by Władysław Jurkow, Gerburg Rohde-         Krakow, Poland 1946. SS-Oberaufseherin Johanna
                                                                                                                                                                      premium TV series: The
                                                kowski Photography by Łukasz Gutt Edited by              Broad Peak in 1988, escaping death by inches.                                                             -Dahl Written by Władysław Jurkow, Gerburg Roh-      Langefeld a highest ranking female SS-guard at
                                                                                                                                                                    Pact for HBO Polska and
                                                Maciej Pawliński Production design by Janusz Ma-         Andrzej Zawada, the expedition leader, announces                      Illegals for NC+.                   de-Dahl Photography by Kacper Czubak, Ralf Klin-     Auschwitz and Ravensbrück escapes from prison
                                                zurczak, Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk Costume design by         a great success. Once they return to Poland, it turns                                                     gelhöfer Music by Dariusz Kaliński Edited by Marek   where she waited for Nazi crimes trial. The filmma-
                                                Agata Culak Sound by Monika Krzanowska/ Aero-            out Maciej reached “only” the Rocky Summit, which                       Filmography                       Domowicz Production design by Gosia Jochan           kers discover that the escape of the SS-woman was
                                                plan Animated by Szymon Kapeniak/ Human Ark              is twenty-three metres lower than the actual peak           2000: Jest życie piękne                       Sound by Halo Studio Production manager Jan          organized by her former victims – Polish prisoners
                                                Production manager Małgorzata Wala Cast Ireneusz         located one hour away. Resentful of his friends’ lies,    (There Is a Beautiful Life)                     Kaczmarski Producers Jan Kaczmarski, Władysław       of the Ravensbrück concentration camp. This story
                                                                                                                                                                                   – D (short)
                                                Czop, Maja Ostaszewska, Piotr Głowacki, Łukasz           Berbeka withdraws from mountaineering. Twenty-                                                            Jurkow, Gerburg Rohde-Dahl Produced by Arkadia       was kept secret for many years. Why did Ravens-
                                                                                                                                                                            2001: Geronimo,
                                                Simlat, Dawid Ogrodnik, Maciej Kulig, Maciej Rani-       -four years later, he takes a call from Krzysztof Wie-        Geronimo – D (short)                        Film Co-produced by Rodhe-Dahl Filmproduktion        brück survivors helped an SS-woman avoid death
                                                szewski Producers Maciej Rzączyński, Dawid Janic-        licki, who also participated in the first expedition.                                                     Executive producer Gunter Hanfgarn Co-financed       sentence? The filmmakers explore circumstances of              Gerburg Rohde-Dahl
                                                                                                                                                                          2002: Janek, Janek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Director and scriptwriter.
                                                ki, Krzysztof Rzączyński Produced by East Studio,        “We have to finish what we started,” says Krzysztof      – D (short); Post Scriptum                       by Polish Film Institute, RBB, MDR/ARD, Medien-      this escape, to find out who Johanna Langefeld was           1974–1979 University
                                                www.eaststudio.pl Co-produced by TVN, The Kra-           as he persuades Maciej to join the next Broad Peak                         – F (short)                    board BerlinBrandenburg, Krakow Film Commission      and why Ravensbrück survivors decided to give her        Bremen – German studies
                                                kow Festival Office, Kino Świat Co-financed by Po-       expedition. After a long hesitation, Maciej decides            2003: Bar na Viktorii                      Distribution in Poland open World Sales open         freedom. This Polish-German investigation leads to          and history. Since 1974
                                                                                                                                                                            (A Bar at Victoria
                                                lish Film Institute Distribution in Poland Kino Świat,   to try once again.                                                                                                                                             surprising discoveries about the heroes of the story    film producer, director and
                                                                                                                                                                                 Station) – D
                                                www.kinoswiat.pl World Sales open                                                                                                                                                                                       as well as the historical circumstances.                   script author for German
                                                                                                                                                                         2014: Moje miejsce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   TV RB/NDR/WDR/rbb/
                                                                                                                                                                       (My Place) – F (short)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       MDR and freelancer.
                                                                                                                                                                      2007: Zaungaste – zza
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Filmography
                                                                                                                                                                     płotu (Zaungaeste) – D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1972–1997: Rappelkiste
                                                                                                                                                                    2009: W drodze (On the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2001: Dying and Living – D
                                                                                                                                                                                    Road) – D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2008: Expansive Ground
                                                                                                                                                                   2011: Ki (My Name Is Ki)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  – D (short)
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                                                                                                                                                                        2012: Jesteś bogiem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2009: Once There Was
                                                                                                                                                                               (You Are God)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     a Zebra
                                                                                                                                                                      2016: Pakt – TV series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2018: Now and Then a Bird
                                                                                                                                                                   2017: Nielegalni (Illegals)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Flew By – D (short)
                                                                                                                                                                                  – TV series
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 2019: Przypadek Johanny
                                                                                                                                                                           2020: Broad Peak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Langefeld (The Case of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Johanna Langefeld) – D



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                                                                                                                                                                                             Poland 2019                                                                                                                                                                       Poland 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                  114 min                                                                                                                                                                          165 min
                                               KLECHA                                                                                                                                              colour                               BLISKO                                                                                                                                      colour




                                                                                                                                                               photo by Czesław Czapliński
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fiction                                                                                                                                                                     Documentary




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       photo by Sefa Sunfur
                                                                                                                                                                        Jacek Gwizdała                                                                                                                                                                        Michał Biegański
                                                                                                                                                                 Graduate of the Lodz                                                                                                                                                                           Polish director,
                                                                                                                                                                Film School. He began                                                                                                                                                                       Film Studies at the
                                                                                                                                                                    working in the film                                                                                                                                                                      University of Łódź
                                                                                                                                                                   in 1978 as assistant                                                                                                                                                                   graduate, he studied
                                                                                                                                                                   production manager                                                                                                                                                                  also filmmaking at film.




                                                                                                                                                                                                            photo by Michał Biegański
                                                                                                                                                                      on the Polish film                                                                                                                                                                   factory lead by Béla
                                                                                                                                                                    sequence of Volker                                                                                                                                                                    Tarr at Sarajevo Film
                        photo by Roman Urban




                                                                                                                                                                      Schlöndorff “The                                                                                                                                                                    Academy. He gained
                                                                                                                                                                    Tin Drum” – Palme                                                                                                                                                                     practical knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                     d’Or 1979, Oscar®                                                                                                                                                                         of photography,
                                                                                                                                                                     1980, Cesar 1980.                                                                                                                                                                        DOP, editing and
                                                                                                                                                                    Producer of several                                                                                                                                                                post-production on his
                                                                                                                                                                   dozen feature films,                                                                                                                                                                   own, creating series
                                                                                                                                                                    documentaries and                                                                                                                                                                   of conceptual photos,
                                                                                                                                                                TV series, many times                                                                                                                                                                  music videos and short
                                                                                                                                                                awarded. Director and                                                                                                                                                                       experimental films.
                                               Directed by Jacek Gwizdała Written by Wojciech         It is 2011. In a psychiatric hospital a patient is vi-      screenwriter of films                                                 Directed by Michał Biegański Written by Michał       Zbyszek is a pigeon fancier living in a village in cen-
                                                                                                                                                                   and documentaries.                                                                                                                                                                             Filmography
                                               Pestka, Jacek Gwizdała, Janusz Petelski Photo-         sited by a postulator. The patient is a retired head                                                                              Biegański Photography by Michał Biegański Edited     tral Poland. He is a kind-hearted man, self-taught
                                                                                                                                                                     “Clergyman” is his                                                                                                                                                                    2016: Tam (There)
                                               graphy by Robert Lis Music by Sebastian Kondrato-      of the ”D” Group – a secret department of the                      feature debut.                                                 by Michał Biegański Sound by Natalia Biegańska       musician and animal lover. “Close” presents a year in                  – D (short)
                                               wicz Edited by Marek Król, Marta Kunach Produc-        Security Service to fight against the Polish Catho-                                                                               Production manager Michał Biegański Cast Zbi-        the life of Zbyszek, his two-winged and four-legged        2017: Zanim (Before)
                                               tion design by Ewa Mroczkowska, Jacek Gwizdała         lic church. Murders, beatings, blackmails, provo-                              Filmography                                        gniew Biegański, Jolanta Biegańska, Michał Bie-      pets, and his family. Between pigeons’ departures                       – F (short)
                                               Costume design by Anna Weber, Maria Duffek So-         cations, robberies, those are standard methods                            2006: Akademia                                          gański, Monika Biegańska, Natalia Biegańska, Maria   and arrivals Zbyszek’s family home becomes an                        2018: Wiara
                                               und by Piotr Knop, Henryk Zastróżny Production         of operation for its officers. The postulator wants                  Policyjna (Police Aca-                                       Biegańska Producers Michał Biegański, Natalia Bie-   oasis of intimacy and closeness, to which they keep                    – D (short)
                                                                                                                                                                              demy) – D (series)                                                                                                                                                       2019: Blisko (Close) – D
                                               manager Ewa Dąbrowska, Krzysztof Wiech Cast            to unravel the mystery of the death of priest                                                                                     gańska Produced by Sztuczki Executive producer       coming back intuitively. This film is about bonds be-
                                                                                                                                                                                   2016: Kamień
                                               Mirosław Baka, Piotr Fronczewski, Janusz Chabior,      Roman Kotlarz, a parish priest from Pelagow.                                    (Stone) – D                                       Sztuczki Distribution in Poland open World Sales     tween humans as well as between animals. About
                                               Danuta Stenka, Artur Żmijewski, Marcin Bosak,          It is 1976. Soon, on the streets of Radom, wor-                               2019: Klecha                                        open                                                 staying close in the physical and spiritual sense,
                                               Maria Gładkowska, Paulina Nadel, Karol Pocheć,         kers will protest against the rise in food pri-                            (Clergyman) – F                                                                                             about the lack of intimacy, longing for it, and about
                                               Krystian Biłko Producers Andrzej Stachecki, Jacek      ces introduced by the communist regime. The                                                                                                                                            efforts to preserve the bonds with those who slowly
                                               Gwizdała Produced by V-Film, www.v-film.com Co-        priest Roman Kotlarz will join the workers...                                                                                                                                          become forgotten.
                                               -produced by Polish Public Television (TVP), Curia     Will the case of the priest’s mysterious death be
                                               of the Radom Diocese, National Film Archive-Au-        clarified after many years? Who will the patient
                                               diovisual Institute, OKiS “Resursa Obywatelska”, Eu-   turn out to be: an executioner, a judge or perhaps
                                               ropean Foundation of Film Education, Audiovisual       a victim?
                                               Technology Center, Contra Studio Executive pro-
                                               ducer V-Film Co-financed by Polish Film Institute,
                                               TUW, PZU Distribution in Poland Polish Public Te-
                                               levision (TVP), www.dystrybucja.tvp.pl World Sales
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                                                                                                                                                                       Łukasz Kośmicki                                                                                                                                             Jan Komasa
                                                                                                                                                                A director, a scriptwri-                                                                                                                                       Polish director,
                                                                                                                                                                  ter and an acclaimed                                                                                                                                       studied directing
                                                                                                                                                                      cinematographer.                                                                                                                                        at the Łódź Film
                                                                                                                                                                       Łódź Film School                                                                                                                                School. His short film
                                                                                                                                                                 graduate. He penned                                                                                                                                        “Nice to See You”
                                                                                                                                                                the script f or the film                                                                                                                                   worldpremiered in
                                                                                                                                                                  The Dark House, for                                                                                                                                 Cannes Cinefondation
                                                                                                                                                                     which he received                                                                                                                                 competition, where it
                        photo by Still Photo




                                                                                                                                                                the Best Script Award                                                                                                                                   got the 3rd prize. His
                                                                                                                                                                     at the Gdynia Film                                                                                                                                    feature film debut,
                                                                                                                                                                  Festival. His cinema-                                                                                                                                       “Suicide Room”,
                                                                                                                                                                tography for the films                                                                                                                                       premiered in the
                                                                                                                                                                 Poznań 56 and Street                                                                                                                                    Panorama section of
                                                                                                                                                                   Games also brought                                                                                                                                    the Berlinale and at-
                                                                                                                                                                       him accolades at                                                                                                                                tracted over 800.000
                                                                                                                                                                Gdynia. The script for                                                                                                                                viewers in Polish cine-
                                               Directed by Łukasz Kośmicki Written by Łukasz          Playing a major chess match in Warsaw against the           The Dark House and                   Directed by Jan Komasa Written by Mateusz Pace-        “Corpus Christi” is the story of a 20-year-old Da-        mas. His second film,
                                                                                                                                                                   the cinematography                                                                                                                                       a war blockbuster
                                               Kośmicki, Marcel Sawicki Photography by Paweł          Russian champion, brilliant but forgotten former US                                              wicz Photography by Piotr Sobociński Jr Edited by      niel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a
                                                                                                                                                                for Gniew earned him                                                                                                                                       “Warsaw ’44”, sold
                                               Edelman Music by Łukasz Targosz Edited by Ro-          champion, and alcoholic, Josh Mansky is sucked into           nominations at the                 Przemysław Chruścielewski Production design by         Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits pre-         over 1.8 mln. tickets.
                                               bert Gryka, Wolfgang Weigl Production design by        the world of espionage and conflict between the               Polish Film Awards.                Marek Zawierucha Costume design by Dorota Roqu-        vents him from applying to the seminary and after        “Corpus Christi” is his
                                               Allan Starski Costume design by Ewa Gronowska          world’s superpowers. As the military crisis escalates           He won Polityka’s                eplo Sound by On set: Tomasz Wieczorek Sound           his release on parole he is sent to work at a carpen-         third feature film.
                                               Sound by Jarosław Bajdowski, Michał Fojcik, Bar-       the chess match takes on unimaginable importance.            Passport in the Film                design Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński – Dream-       ter’s workshop. However Daniel has no intention
                                               tłomiej Bogacki Production manager Magda Malisz        The Americans are in danger of losing both games –                       category.               sound Production manager Anna Palka, Robert Fe-        of giving up his dream and dressed as a priest he                 Filmography
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2007: Spływ
                                               Cast Bill Pullman, Lotte Verbeek, James Bloor, Corey   the chess game and the one for world domination.                                                 luch Cast Bartosz Bielenia, Eliza Rycembel, Aleksan-   decides to… minister a small-town parish.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Filmography                                                                                                                           (The Flow) – D
                                               Johnson, Aleksey Serebryakov, Robert Więckiewicz,                                                                                   2019: The Coldest   dra Konieczna, Tomasz Ziętek, Leszek Lichota, Łukasz                                                           2011: Sala Samobójców
                                               Nicholas Farrell Producers Piotr Woźniak-Starak,                                                                                               Game     Simlat Producers Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbo-                                                                        (Suicide Room)
                                               Krzysztof Terej, Daniel Baur Produced by Watcho-                                                                                                        tham Produced by Aurum Film, www.aurumfilm.pl                                                                        2014: Miasto 44
                                               ut Studio, www.watchoutstudio.pl Co-produced by                                                                                                         Co-produced by WFS Walter Film Studio, Canal+                                                                  (Warsaw ’44), Powsta-
                                               TVN S.A, Next Film, ITI Neovision, Big City Outdo-                                                                                                      Polska, Podkarpackie Film Commission, Les Contes                                                                nie Warszawskie (War-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           saw Uprising) – D
                                               or, The Story Lab, Poręczenia Kredytowe, Galeria                                                                                                        Modernes Co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Cine-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2017: Ultraviolet
                                               Olśnienia Go Executive producer Justyna Pawlak,                                                                                                         mas du Monde – Centre National du Cinema et L’Ima-                                                                         – TV series
                                               Oliver Simon Co-financed by Polish Film Institute                                                                                                       ge Animee – Institut Francais Distribution in Poland                                                                2019: Boże Ciało
                                               Distribution in Poland Next Film, www.next-film.pl                                                                                                      Kino Świat, www.kinoswiat.pl World Sales New Euro-                                                                    (Corpus Christi)
                                               World Sales Hyde Park Entertainment (World), K5                                                                                                         pe Film Sales, www.neweuropefilmsales.com
                                               International (US), www.hydeparkentertainment.com,
                                               www.k5international.com
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20                      DARK, ALMOST NIGHT                                                                                                                                                         THE DAY OF CHOCOLATE                                                                                                                                           21


                                                                                                                                        Poland / Germany 2019                                                                                                                                                                                      Poland 2018
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                        CIEMNO, PRAWIE NOC                                                                                                              colour                                     DZIEŃ CZEKOLADY                                                                                                                                      colour




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                                                                                                                                                    Borys Lankosz                                                                                                                                                          Jacek Piotr Bławut
                                                                                                                                              One of the most po-                                                                                                                                                            A graduate of the
                                                                                                                                           pular Polish filmmakers                                                                                                                                                      Andrzej Wajda School
                                                                                                                                                 of his generation.                                                                                                                                                       and the Academy of
                                                                                                                                                He is a graduate of                                                                                                                                                     Fine Arts in Wroclaw.
                                                                                                                                              National Film School                                                                                                                                                       Director, scriptwriter




                                                                                                                                                                       photo by Radosław Ładczuk
                                                                                                                                            in Lodz at Film and TV                                                                                                                                                      and cinematographer
                                                                                                                                           Direction Department.                                                                                                                                                     for feature films and do-
                                                                                                                                              He debuted in 2009                                                                                                                                                      cumentaries. Winner of
                                                                                                                                               with a featured film                                                                                                                                                  the Krzysztof Kieślowski
                                                                                                                                          entitled “Reverse”. He is                                                                                                                                                  Award for the Best Cen-
                                                                                                                                           a member of European                                                                                                                                                       tral European Script for
                                                                                                                                           Film Academy and vice                                                                                                                                                      “The Day of Chocolate”
                                                                                                                                            president of Directors’                                                                                                                                                     (2010), awarded with
                                                                                                                                                  Guild of Poland.                                                                                                                                                     the Best Documentary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prize at Krakow Film
                                                                                                                                                      Filmography                                                                                                                                                          Festival (2012) and
                        Directed by Borys Lankosz Written by Borys Lan-        When Walbrzych experiences a series of myste-                 2008: Radegast – D;                                   Directed by Jacek Piotr Bławut Written by Jacek       Dawid watches a new neighbour move to a house                 with a Special Mention
                                                                                                                                                Obcy VI (Alien VI)                                                                                                                                                         at the International
                        kosz, Magdalena Lankosz Photography by Marcin          rious child kidnappings, Alicja Tabor, a journalist,                                                                Piotr Bławut, Anna Onichimowska Photography by        next door. The girl is wearing a Hawaiian hula skirt.
                                                                                                                                                         – F (short)                                                                                                                                                   Film Festival of the Art
                        Koszałka Music by Marcin Stańczyk Edited by            shows up in town. After years of absence she re-           2009: Rewers (Reverse)                                   Radosław Ładczuk Music by Karolina Rec-Jarmul-        Most probably, he also learns why Monika’s grand-                 of Cinematography
                        Magdalena Chowańska Production design by Ka-           turns home to meet families of the missing children        2012: Znaki szczególne                                   ska, Hubert Zemler Edited by Jacek Piotr Bławut,      ma has gone away to Hawaii. Most probably, he’s               CAMERIMAGE (2016).
                        tarzyna Filimoniuk, Jagna Dobesz Costume design        and solve a mystery which puzzles even the police.          (Distinguishing marks)                                  Katarzyna Śpioch, Katarzyna Boniecka Production       going to tell her that his sister is a cat now. For sure,    A member of the Polish
                        by Magdalena Biedrzycka, Agata Culak Sound by          During her investigation, Alicja picks up a trail of        – D; Paradoks (Paradox)                                 design by Jagna Dobesz Costume design by San-         the boy and the girl will be brought closer together                   Film Academy.
                        Artur Kuczkowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiń-       dramatic events which started decades earlier. In                       – TV series,                                dra Kowalska, Lilit Hayrapetyan Sound by Radosław     thanks to their strength to save their memories abo-
                                                                                                                                             2015: Ziarno prawdy                                                                                                                                                                Filmography
                        ski Production manager Anna Palka, Robert Feluch       her quest for truth, she faces a new threat as well                                                                 Ochnio Production manager Robert Feluch Cast Ju-      ut the loved ones who departed this life. The mad
                                                                                                                                                   (Grain of Truth)                                                                                                                                                        2012: Samotność
                        Cast Magdalena Cielecka, Alicja Tabor, Marcin Do-      as the one she had been running away from here                 2016: Autor Solaris                                  lia Odzimek, Leo Stubbs, Dawid Ogrodnik, Katarzyna    Time Hopper will help them cross the gate in an                        dźwięku – D
                        rociński, Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Aleksandra     entire adult life – the shocking secrets of her family          (Author Solaris) – D                                Kwiatkowska, Witold Dębicki, Magdalena Cielecka       old clock that leads to a place where time rules are          2017: How to Destroy
                        Konieczna Producers Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickin-       and her own childhood. As the story progresses, the        2018: Kobro/Strzemiń-                                    Producers Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz Produced           completely different.                                           Time Machines – D
                        botham Produced by Aurum Film, www.aurumfilm.pl        dark criminal scheme binds everything together:               ski. Opowieść fanta-                                  by Aura Films, Di Factory, Kijora, Studio Filmowe                                                                  2018: Dzień Czekolady
                        Co-produced by Wfs Walter Film Studio, Artpark,        the child disappearances, the war-tainted past, the          styczna (Kobro/Strze-                                  Rabarbar, Studio Fonograf, Wytwórnia Filmów Do-                                                                    (The Day of Chocolate)
                                                                                                                                           miński. A Fantastic Tale)
                        Odra – Film, Di Factory, Dreamsound Co-financed        legend of a lost treasure and even Alicja’s fate, who                                                               kumentarnych i Fabularnych Executive producer
                                                                                                                                           – D; Pod powierzchnią
                        by Polish Film Institute Distribution in Poland Kino   during her journey faces pure evil, but also finds al-         (Under the Surface)                                  Anna Bławut-Mazurkiewicz Co-financed by Polish
                        Świat, www.kinoswiat.pl World Sales Picture Tree       lies standing on the side of good.                                      – TV series                                 Film Institute, Śląski Fundusz Filmowy Distribution
                        International, www.picturetree-international.com                                                                    2019: Ciemno, Prawie                                   in Poland Mówi Serwis World Sales open
                                                                                                                                          Noc (Dark Almost Night)

                                                                               Festival’s Premiere Brussels International Fantastic                                                                                                                      Festival’s Premiere 22. PÖFF Tallinn Film Festival
                                                                               Film Festival, Belgium, 2019                                                                                                                                              “Just Film” competition, 2018
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Awards Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for the Best Eastern and Central European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Script, Cannes Film Festival 2010; 36. Ale Kino!




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         International Young Audience Film Festival,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Teachers’s Award, Poland 2018.




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                                                                                                                                                                                           Poland 2018                                                                                                                                              Poland 2019
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                                                 DNI PRZEMIANY                                                                                                                                  colour   DECENT. CZY BLOCKCHAIN MOŻE ZMIENIĆ ŚWIAT?                                                                                                      colour
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                                                                                                                                                                photo by Kacper Fertacz
                                                                                                                                                                     Tomasz Jurkiewicz                                                                                                                                            Marek Osiecimski
                                                                                                                                                                   Born in 1981, a gra-                                                                                                                                    A reporter and foreign
                                                                                                                                                                  duate of film studies                                                                                                                                           correspondent for
                                                                                                                                                                      at the Jagiellonian                                                                                                                                  TVN24, he started his
                                                                                                                                                                  University in Kraków                                                                                                                                      career in newspapers
                                                                                                                                                                  and Film Directing at                                                                                                                                            in Poland and the
                                                                                                                                                                the Krzysztof Kieślow-                                                                                                                                       USA. Former CCO of
                        photo by Marcin Cichoń




                                                                                                                                                                    ski Faculty of Radio                                                                                                                                   the Golem, interested
                                                                                                                                                                  and Television of the                                                                                                                                    in decentralized tech-
                                                                                                                                                                   University of Silesia                                                                                                                                         nologies with their
                                                                                                                                                                     and Wajda School.                                                                                                                                           potential for social
                                                                                                                                                                   The author of short                                                                                                                                          change. He worked
                                                                                                                                                                   films and documen-                                                                                                                                          in the conflict zones
                                                                                                                                                                      taries awarded on                                                                                                                                       (Ukraine, the Middle
                                                                                                                                                                 many Polish (Kraków,                                                                                                                                           East) and the West.
                                                                                                                                                                  Gdynia, Warsaw) and                                                                                                                                        He has experience in
                                                                                                                                                                       international film                                                                                                                                     reportages depicting
                                                 Directed by Tomasz Jurkiewicz Written by Tomasz        Frydrychowice is an agricultural village in Wieprz      festivals (Karlovy Vary,                 Directed by Marek Osiecimski Written by Marek        Decent is a documentary on the possibilities of de-          the influence of tech-
                                                                                                                                                                    Seul). Screenwriter.                                                                                                                                         nology on people’s
                                                 Jurkiewicz Photography by Tomasz Woźniczka, Ta-        commune near Krakow. 50-year-old Krzysztof                                                       Osiecimski Photography by Sebastian Strzelecki       centralized technologies, their potential to change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            life. Regardless of the
                                                 deusz Chudy, Weronika Bilska, Beata Rakoczy Edited     Szczur leads an orderly life of a school caretaker                  Filmography                  Music by Cufal – Muzyczna Ofensywa Edited by         societies. It focuses on people – those who deve-            subject he focuses on
                                                 by Daniel Gąsiorowski Production design by Piotr       until he is appointed the head of the local commit-     2006: Próba mikrofonu                    Departament Filmu Sound by Departament Filmu         lop the blockchain technology and the ones who                    people first. Decent
                                                 Śliwiński Sound by Grzegorz Lindemann, Michał          tee for World Youth Day. Several hundred Brazi-           (Broadcast Rehearsal)                  Production manager Anna Konieczna Producers          potentially need it. Puerto Rican activist, a coder            is the first full-length
                                                 Dominowski, Sebastian Kaliński, Bartosz Idzi, Marcin   lians are going to stay in his village. Together with                  – F (short)               Anna Konieczna Produced by Refugium Founda-          from Venezuela, and boss of a successful Canadian                 film that he creates
                                                 Cichoń Production manager Katarzyna Sierka Pro-        the village community, Krzysztof has to prepare                2008: Radioakcja                  tion, www.refugium.pl Executive producer Anna        startup – by sharing their stories, full of enthusia-                   independently.
                                                                                                                                                                     (Live Action Radio)
                                                 ducers Piotr Śliwiński Produced by Studio Filmowe      to welcome the unusual guests from across the                                                    Konieczna Co-financed by Private investors Distri-   sm, doubts, and dramas – try to define blockchain.
                                                                                                                                                                              – D (short)                                                                                                                                              Filmography
                                                 Kalejdoskop, www.kalejdoskop.art.pl Co-produced        world. The topic of this humorous, observational         2009: Wesołych Świąt                    bution in Poland open World Sales open               It certainly influences their lives, but is it, as some          2013: Tykająca bom-
                                                 by Polish Public Television (TVP), Krakowskie Biuro    documentary is not only the clash of the cultures             (Merry Christmas)                                                                       expect, a cure for all the diseases of this world? A             ba zegarowa na dnie
                                                 Festiwalowe Executive producer Studio Filmowe          but also interpersonal solidarity, unaffected by the                   – F (short)                                                                    huge amount of blockchain-based projects prove                      Bałtyku (The Time
                                                 Kalejdoskop Co-financed by Polish Film Institute       country of birth, language or skin colour.              2009: Babcia wyjeżdża                                                                         that it can rapidly change the lives of individuals.              Bomb on the Baltic)
                                                 Distribution in Poland open World Sales open                                                                      (Grandma Has Gone)                                                                         But can it rebuild island ruined by cataclysm, help                2014: Boskie łupki
                                                                                                                                                                               – F (short)                                                                                                                                             (God’s Shale)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the refugees in camps, implement a better demo-
                                                                                                                                                                      2010: Gdyby ryby                                                                                                                                          2016: Palestyna jest
                                                                                                                                                                       miały głos (If Fish                                                                    cracy or introduce banking services to people who                 kobietą (Palestine is
                                                                                                        Festival’s Premiere Krakow Film Festival,                 Could Talk) – F (short)                                                                     never had a chance to use them?                                              a woman)
                                                                                                        Poland, 2018                                                   2011: Cały świat                                                                                                                                          2019: Decent. Czy
                                                                                                                                                                    Hani i Stasia (World                                                                                                                                           blockchain może
                                                                                                                                                                     according to Hania                                                                                                                                               zmienić świat?
                                                                                                                                                                           and Stas) – D                                                                                                                                       (Decent. How Block-
                                                                                                                                                                     2016: Z pogranicza                                                                                                                                       chain Can Change the
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                                                                                                                                                  Poland 2018                                                                                                                                                                                    Poland 2018
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                                                                                                                                               Michał Otłowski                                                                                                                                                                      Ewa Podgórska
                                                                                                                                               A graduate of the                                                                                                                                                               She has graduated
                                                                                                                                         Łódź Film School (Film                                                                                                                                                                 from the National
                                                                                                                                           Direction) and Wajda                                                                                                                                                           Film School in Łódź as
                                                                                                                                              School ( Course for                                                                                                                                                            well as University of
                                                                                                                                            Creative Producers).                                                                                                                                                            Łódź majoring in film




                                                                                                                                                                     photo by Marek Kozakiewicz
                                                                                                                                           A fellowshipholder of                                                                                                                                                           theory and journalism
                                                                                                                                         the Nipkow Programm                                                                                                                                                               (MA Degree). She has
                                                                                                                                            Berlin, the European                                                                                                                                                             also graduated from
                                                                                                                                           BroadCasting Union,                                                                                                                                                                DOK PRO, a docu-
                                                                                                                                                 the Moonstrone                                                                                                                                                              mentary program at
                                                                                                                                         Screenwriter’s Lab and                                                                                                                                                                Wajda School. Her
                                                                                                                                             the Media Business                                                                                                                                                             short film “Love” was
                                                                                                                                                School. A two-ti-                                                                                                                                                                released on DVD
                                                                                                                                                me finalist of the                                                                                                                                                           with the best school
                                                                                                                                           Hartley-Merrill Script                                                                                                                                                                 films. Her debut,
                                                                                                                                         Competition. He wrote                                                                                                                                                            “The Chicken And The
                        Directed by Michał Otłowski, Daniel Markowicz           The protagonist of the film is a young boy named          and directed a feature                                  Directed by Ewa Podgórska Written by Ewa Pod-               The inhabitants of the city undergo the sessions on         Egg”, 26 min. doc. had
                                                                                                                                                    filn Waterline                                                                                                                                                             its world premiere
                        Written by Michał Otłowski, Daniel Markowicz Pho-       Kuba who, due to his seriously ill sister, decides to                                                             górska Photography by Marek Kozakiewicz Music               the couch. Unlocked by formally trivial questions,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               on Festival Film de
                        tography by Michał Pukowiec U.Ś.C. Music by To-         get quick cash by taking part in illegal car races. On             Filmography                                    by Bartłomiej Tyciński, dj Lenar Edited by Piasek           they begin their journey into the depths of their             Femmes in Paris. She
                        masz Stempniewicz, Przemysław Książek Edited by         his way he meets not only many difficulties but also       2000: Piąta pora roku                                 & Wójcik Sound by Marcin Lenarczyk Production               own feelings and emotions towards the place whe-                was a participant of
                        Amadeusz Andrzejewski, Antoni M. Kowalczyk Pro-         a girl Ewa, with whom he will be joined not only by                    – F (short)                                manager Małgorzata Wabińska Producers Małgo-                re they live. The city itself becomes only a starting       Docu Talents from the
                        duction design by Szymon Uberman Costume de-            love for racing.                                             2006: Ein Kleid Aus                                  rzata Wabińska Produced by Entertain Pictures,              point. Over time, conversations get more intima-               East in Karlovy Vary.
                        sign by Edyta Jermacz Sound by Dariusz Kowalczyk,                                                                   Warschau – F (short)                                  www.entertainpictures.com Co-produced by EC1                te. The scenes from life, reminiscences and highly          She is passionate abo-
                                                                                                                                            2008: Wigwamy – D                                                                                                                                                                        ut psychology.
                        Przemysław Wierzbicki, Przemysław Książek, Anna                                                                                                                           Łódź – the City of Culture, Fixafilm Executive pro-         emotional moments interlace with the subjectively
                                                                                                                                                  2014: Jeziorak
                        Tkaczyk Animated by Bartosz Nuckowski, Daniel                                                                           2017: Diagnoza                                    ducer Małgorzata Wabińska Co-financed by PPo-               perceived shots of the city. They are blending to-                      Filmography
                        Markowicz Production manager Daniel Markowicz                                                                                 – TV series                                 lish Film Institute, Polish Institute in Paris, Municipal   gether, complementing and interacting with each                   2012: Jajko i kura
                        Cast Tomasz Włosok, Karolina Szymczak, Cezary Pa-                                                                  2018: Diablo. Wyścig                                  Center of Culture in Bydgoszcz, Atlas Sztuki Distri-        other. The fears of the film characters, their desires        (The Chicken And The
                        zura, Mikołaj Roznerski, Rafał Mohr, Katarzyna Figura                                                                o wszystko (Diablo)                                  bution in Poland open World Sales Syndicado,                and unfinished affairs become the narrative axis of                 Egg) – D (short)
                        Producers Daniel Markowicz Produced by Lightcraft                                                                                                                         www.syndicado.com                                           the film by constituting a common fate.                       2017: Przechyły i wy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              chyły (Sailing In The
                        Movies Co-produced by Przemysław Wierzbicki Exe-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Dark) – D (short)
                        cutive producer Mariusz Łukowski, Paweł Matysiak                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2018: Diagnosis – D
                        Distribution in Poland Kino Świat, www.kinoswiat.pl                                                                                                                                                                                   Festival’s Premiere IDFA / First Appearance
                        World Sales open                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Competition, 2018
New Polish Films 2019




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                                                                                                                                                                        Jacek Borcuch                                                                                                                              Piotr Adamski
                                                                                                                                                                 Director, screenwriter                                                                                                                      Born in 1982, Piotr
                                                                                                                                                              and actor. He graduated                                                                                                                  Adamski graduated from
                                                                                                                                                              from Faculty of Philoso-                                                                                                                     the Poznań Academy
                                                                                                                                                               phy at Warsaw Univer-                                                                                                                        of Fine Arts and the
                                                                                                                                                                sity and Acting Faculty                                                                                                                  Wajda School. A maker
                                                                                                                                                                   at Theater Academy                                                                                                                       of films, objects and
                                                                                                                                                                             in Warsaw.                                                                                                                installations, he was one
                        photo by Sonia Szóstak




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            half of the Adamski-
                                                                                                                                                                         Filmography                                                                                                                      -Brzuzan creative duo
                                                                                                                                                               2004: Tulipany (Tulips)                                                                                                                  from 2009 to 2011. He
                                                                                                                                                               2009: Wszystko co ko-                                                                                                                    was awarded a Ministry
                                                                                                                                                                cham (All That I Love)                                                                                                                  of Culture and National
                                                                                                                                                                     2013: Nieulotne                                                                                                                       Heritage scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                             (Lasting)                                                                                                                    and is a winner of the
                                                                                                                                                                 2019: Słodki koniec                                                                                                                        Samsung Art Master
                                                                                                                                                                     dnia (Dolce Fine                                                                                                                                competition.
                                                 Directed by Jacek Borcuch Written by Jacek Bor-      Maria Linde is a Jewish Nobel Prize winner. Her life                  Giornata)     Directed by Piotr Adamski Written by Michał           Behind the gates of a housing estate, a peculiar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Filmography
                                                 cuch, Szczepan Twardoch Photography by Michał        follows the rhythms of the Italian countryside, until                               Grochowiak, Piotr Adamski Photography by Bartosz      game is being played. The life of its wealthy resi-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2016: Otwarcie
                                                 Dymek Music by Daniel Bloom Edited by Prze-          her world and relationships with husband and dau-                                   Nalazek Edited by Bartosz Pietras Production desi-    dents is regulated by an honorary, patriarchal code.       (Opening) – F (short)
                                                 mysław Chruścielewski Production design by El-       ghter begin to erode as she grows fond of a young                                   gn by Agata Lepacka, Ewa Solecka Costume design       The Kowalski and Nowak families have been en-                    2019: Eastern
                                                 wira Pluta Costume design by Małgorzata Karpiuk      immigrant, Nazeer. When dramatic terrorist attack                                   by Sandra Kowalska Sound by Jarosław Bajdow-          tangled in a family blood vendetta for years. Under
                                                 Sound by Krzysztof Owczarek, Tomasz Dukszta          takes place, Maria shares a controversial opinion                                   ski Production manager Daria Maślona Cast Maja        the pressure of her father and the community Ewa
                                                 Production manager Dagmara Bagnecka Cast             about the events in an impassioned acceptance                                       Pankiewicz, Paulina Krzyżańska, Marcin Czarnik,       Nowak begins a hunt for young Klara Kowalski, her
                                                 Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Vincent Riotta,      speech, giving up her Nobel Prize and igniting con-                                 Anna Kłos, Edyta Torchan Producers Jacek Brom-        brother’s killer.
                                                 Antonio Catania, Lorenzo De Moor, Robin Renucci      troversy. From that moment on, she will experience                                  ski, Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński Produced
                                                 Producers Marta Habior Produced by NO SUGAR          a chain of consequences, for Nazeer, for her family,                                by Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association,
                                                 FILMS, www.nosugarfilms.com Co-produced by           for the local community and for herself. “Dolce Fine                                www.munkstudio.eu Co-produced by Canal+ Co-fi-
                                                 TANK, Motion Group, Aeroplan Executive producer      Giornata” is a story about a clash of great creative                                nanced by Polish Film Institute Distribution in Po-
                                                 Marta Habior Co-financed by Polish Film Institute    intellect and femininity, with the backdrop of ero-                                 land open World Sales open
                                                 Distribution in Poland Next Film, www.next-film.pl   ding democracy in Europe.
                                                 World Sales Films Boutique, www.filmsboutique.com




                                                                                                      Festival’s Premiere Sundance Film Festival, World
                                                                                                      Cinema Dramatic Competition, 2019
New Polish Films 2019




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