An organised arts teacher has only one main problem in life, which is his father – a painter always going from one party to the next. When the father lives through his second heart attack and still refuses to change his lifestyle, Julius will have to find a way to influence his behaviour.
Directed by: Aleksander Pietrzak
The 19-year-old Krzysztof is a frequent gym-goer. He gets a job in a safeguarding company, which takes him to a Opera Music Festival. When the protagonist hears an aria for the first time in his life, his distance related to the world of classical music diminishes. Moved by the art so far unknown, he decides to take up singing lessons. Opera changes not only his preferences but also lifestyle.
Directed by: Kamila Chojnacka
Eight children escaped from the Gross-Rosen camp, a provisional orphanage created in an abandoned palace among the forests. After the horrors of the camp, the children slowly recover the remnants of a lost childhood, but the nightmare quickly returns to them. In the surrounding woods, wolfhounds are circulating. Released by the SS before they escaped from the camp, famished and feral animals surround the palace in search of ...
Directed by: Adrian Panek
Piotr comes home on the day of the 16th birthday of his daughter Kamila. He finds the girl unconscious, in a pool of blood. Doctors’ diagnosis is a shock for the man. From now on, their life will not be the same. The father takes care of his daughter in the cruel world.
Directed by: Mara Tamkovich
Jacek loves heavy metal and his dog. He converts the country lanes outside his door into a racing track and bombs down them in his little car. When he and his girlfriend Dagmara take to the dancefloor, everyone runs for cover. He enjoys his existance as a cool misfit in an otherwise stuffy environment, and keeps his muscles toned working on a building site close to the Polish-German border where the world’s largest statue ...
Directed by: Małgorzata Szumowska
"Plan B" is a film about love, full of emotions, humor and life truth. We get to know our heroes before the Valentine's, when something completely unexpected happens in their lives - something that turns them upside down. Situations with which they confront lead to surprising solutions. Natalia (Kinga Preis), Mirek (Marcin Dorociński), Klara (Roma Gąsiorowska) and Agnieszka (Edyta Olszówka) meet on their way people ...
Directed by: Kinga Debska
Nina, a teacher in her mid-30's struggling to have a child, looks for a surrogate mother. It would seem that together with her husband she has found an ideal candidate, yet Nina falls for the woman, who could have given birth to her child.
Directed by: Olga Chajdas
Klara, devoted to her work as a tax inspector, becomes infatuated with the dashing but irresponsible and cynical Marian who is about to be charged with tax evasion.
Directed by: Bartłomiej Ignaciuk
We meet ornithologist Anna in 1994 just as genocide is raging in Rwanda, perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the Tutsis. Anna manages to save the daughter of a colleague whose family has been murdered, and she takes her to Poland. But the woman returns to Rwanda to visit the graves of her loved ones. The director originally worked on the movie with her husband Krzysztof Krauze (My Nikifor – Crystal Globe, KVIFF 2005), ...
A remote, and a bit crazy to be honest, psychiatric hospital receives a curious patient —one who he doesn’t move nor speak but spends his days standing with his hands up. The only thing known is his nickname — “The Atlas”. In a word, he is a riddle and riveting one at that, like an itch you cannot quite scratch. Theories and informed-and-fact-based-gossip flourish all around the place. As luck would have it, so does ...
Directed by: Maciej Kawalski
Ela lives in a small provincial town in Poland. Her daily life is stuck in a routine, balancing work and family. But Ela has a dream: Like many young Polish people, Ela, too wants to escape the tristesse of the council housing estate and move West, into a better life.
Directed by: Oliver Adam Kusio
A man is murdered, but the person responsible avoids being discovered and arrested. A few years later a police inspector suspects he has found evidence in a newly-published book entitled "Amok".
Directed by: Kasia Adamik
Satan Said Dance is an Instagram film in times of the selfie. A kaleidoscope of moments from life of Karolina – a scandalous writer obsessed with parties, drugs, sexuality and complex relationships, on her way to self-destruction.
Directed by: Katarzyna Roslaniec
A story about Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, who lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who (or what) is the murderer, but nobody believes her.
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland