Zofia and her friend, Ewa, go to the seaside for “cleansing” at a special facility on the edge of the forest, far from civilisation. It’s supposed to be a nice, relaxing week, but – for reasons unknown – Zofia experiences anxiety, like something is about to happen. Suddenly, a mysterious man, Emil, arrives with his fiancé. Zofia recognises him and is positive he remembers her as well.
Mothers used to wean their children by rubbing a wormwood infusion on their breasts so that a child would feel the bitter taste and never want the mother’s milk again.
Nearly eighty-year-old legendary sailor, Captain Krzysztof Baranowski, is not going to retire any time soon. He wants to build a new, solid training ship for future generations. In order to make his dream come true, he has to fight a lonely battle for funds. Do his achievements still mean anything in a new reality of free-market economy driven only by profit and commercial relevance?
A story about growing up. 14-year-old Ola takes care of the house, her father and disabled brother and maintains a good relationship with her mother who lives separately. Most importantly, though, she tries to piece her family back together. Living by the hope that one day she manages to persuade her mother to come back home, her 13-year-old brother Nikodem’s First Communion poses a good opportunity to do just that.
A story of a twenty-year-old Daniel. During his stay at a youth detention centre, he goes through a spiritual change and secretly dreams of becoming a priest. Once paroled, he makes friends with a parish priest of a small congregation. In the absence of the clergyman, Daniel makes use of the situation and begins to minister the town pretending to be a priest.
Kazek and Bogdan, two boys from a small town near Lodz, carry out an armed robbery of a taxi driver. All they steal is fifty zlotys. During their next job, they kill a carpenter, steal his money and take a gold ring off of the hand of the dead man’s wife. But they reach the end of their tether. Friends in town start to realise how serious things have got.
A story about two men – a celebrity starring in flicks and commercials and a much older has-been. Whatever brought them together, when the former learns his one night stand is pregnant, the time to say goodbye is near. The latter doesn’t know his way around show business, and the father-to-be rejects his half-baked ideas. Senility, inability to keep pace with the modern world and a yoke of homosexuality the older man fights bring their relationship to a bitter end.
Dark Almost Night
When Wałbrzych is shaken by a series of mysterious disappearances of children, Alicja Tabor, a journalist, arrives in the city. Coming back to her homeland after many years, this relentless reporter wants to meet the families of the missing kids and to solve the mystery even the police can’t solve. During her private investigation, quite unexpectedly, Alicja tracks down dramatic events whose beginnings go back decades ago.