My Country So Beautiful

My Country So Beautiful

The irony of the title stems from the exacerbation of radical sentiments among Poles in recent years. According to the information at the beginning, the film is a “non-chronological documentation of selected social events”. Director juxtaposes rallies, demonstrations and street riots as well as speeches delivered by antifascist organisations. A non-linear structure creates a sense of escalation of strong emotions and hatred during public gatherings. Poles seen through Grzegorz Paprzycki’s lens seem to be a nation deeply conflicted or even divided into groups that use the same notions but in entirely different ways.

selected awards

Krakow Film Festival 2019: Golden Hobby-horse
Young and Film Koszalin Debut Film Festival 2019: award for a documentary short

written by Grzegorz Paprzycki
director of photography 
Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak
sound Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak, Rafał Paluszkiewicz
edited by Jakub Kopeć, Grzegorz Paprzycki
cast Gabriela Lazarek, Sebastian Słowiński, Rafał Suszek, Kinga Kamińska, Jolanta Urbańska
production Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
producer Andrzej Kowalczyk
production manager Justyna Koziarz
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Legenda
Konkurs Główny
Konkurs Filmów Krótkometrażowych
Sekcje pozakonkursowe