It is a huge block of flats in Katowice, designed according to the idea of Le Corbusier as a “machine to live in”. On 15 floors of the building, even 3 thousand people can live. The elevator stops every three floors so the dwellers, in order to reach their flats, have to go through a real labirynth of halls and stairs. The main characters of the documentary are people living in the building and going through important moments of their lives in it. It is here that their emotions pulse, expectations arise, and their desires come true – or not. “The building has 762 pairs of doors to flats. We only open a few for a while, spend there a moment and go out,” the director says. The film was made as part of the documentary DOK PRO course in the Wajda School and has brought numerous awards to the author, among others, at festivals in Opole, Poznań, Nijmegen, Sao Pauolo – Rio de Jenerio, Huesca, Pernambuco or Perugia.
A Polish emmigrant, Martynka, after 15 years of living on Manhattan, has decided to look for a new home on Greenpoint. It is a district which used to remind her of Polish folk and the type of emmigrant she did not want to identify herself with before. Now, however, she finds that missing family brings her here. She gets in touch with people who came to New York 20-30 years ago, not ready for what was awaiting them over the ocean. Her neighbor Henryk becomes her friend and helps her out in difficult moments.
The life of a small-town policeman, Andrzej, is boring and monotonous. He lives in the middle of nowhere, his wife cheats on him, and his police partner can’t stop making up conspiracy theories. The only thing that Andrzej wants is to buy a Mercedes. One day, a mysterious character shows up, and suddenly, the dwellers of the town start dying. Will Andrzej manage to solve the mystery of their death,...
The nostalgic documentary was made out of extracts of archive amateur film records of the dwellers of Gdynia. As part of an open gathering of film materials, announced in 2016 when celebrating the 90th anniversary of the city, over 140 hours of material were collected. These were mainly mute black-and-white and colour films recorded on tapes, VHS cassettes and other drives. The oldest shots used in the film come from...
It is 1410. One of the greatest battles of the medieval Europe. Tension between the Polish Kingdom and the Teutonic Order is at its peak. A knight and his squire respond to the call of King Wladyslaw Jagiello and travel around the Polish land to turn up at the fields of Grunwald. Humor is mixed with history, social commentary and a story about… Don Quichote and Sancho Pansa.
Anka and Witek are a marriage, madly in love with each other. He is a war reporter who spends most of the days in the year on war. She constantly waits for her husband to come home. Anka tries to live a normal life but the uncertainty about Witek's life wins. She starts to prepare for the worst.
Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, envy, shame. Adaś Miauczyński goes back to his childhood days when, like most of us, he used to find it problematic to name the emotions that accompanied him. To improve the quality of his adult life, he decides to return to that time – which proves not so carefree after all – to learn how to experience the seven basic emotions.
A Cat with a Dog
A story inspired by true events. A vision of an unconventional family together with their conflicts and rivalry, a vision full of ironic sense of humour but also emotional moments and true closeness. When the elder brother, Andrzej, suddenly falls ill, despite their differences and a wall of misunderstandings that has grown between them, his younger brother is taking it upon himself to care for his brother in need.