On her birthday morning, Emilia wakes up in bed next to a strange man, Shay, a tourist from Tel Aviv. She recalls that a condome broke at night. Emilia decides to get rid of Shay as soon as possible, explaining to him that in Poland, a prescription is needed for a “day after” pill. She tries to convince him that she will do just fine. Shay doesn’t want to leave her alone in this situation though. The film is a debut of the director.
It’s 1914. Intern Filipek and student Jerzy get to know each other at the recruitment point of the Polish Legions. Sent to the front and joined by Kazik, a member of the landed gentry, they cross the entire combat trail up until the battles of 1920. A successful directing debut, the first Polish blockbuster, and one of the best patriotic films of the Second Polish Republic. Familiar with an incomplete picture, the audience will be presented with a digitally restored 4K version to celebrate the 100 years of independence.
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.
Death Of A President
The short presidency of Gabriel Narutowicz is an excuse to explore a social panorama of Poland shortly after World War I. The film deals with events related to presidential elections and perfectly captures the atmosphere of that time best reflected in public feelings during the funeral of the murdered President.
15-year-old Mike leaves school to work at city baths full of erotic temptations. The boy falls in love with ten years older Susan, who seems to reciprocate his feelings. Soon enough, he finds out that she’s engaged, sees other men and works as a prostitute in a nightclub. Mike decides to take revenge on her clients.
An attempt to deal with the painful events of 1968 – the outburst of an anti-Semitic hysteria which led to a mass emigration of Polish Jews. For two decades, emigrants have been meeting in Ashkelon, an Israeli city by the Mediterranean Sea. Thirty-seven years have passed since they left Poland, but it’s still present in their homes. The emigrants’ stories are enriched with unique archival materials.
Dywizjon 303. Historia prawdziwa
A film based on Arkady Fiedler’s bestselling book and the true story of Polish pilots, heroes of the Battle of Britain. Jan Zumbach, a.k.a. Donald, recovers from a plane crash in a sanatorium when World War II breaks out, forcing him to leave the country. A similar fate awaits the heroic flight instructor Witold Urbanowicz. Both of them move to Great Britain, to carry on the fight against the enemy in RAF. Soon enough, their heroic deeds catch the attention of commanders and inspire 303 Squadron – the elite and predomi- nantly Polish air force unit. At first underestimated and mocked, the team quickly wins respect thanks to the outstanding patriotism and bravery of its members.
Former Miss, a retired hairdresser – Elisabeth, with an encouragement from her son, decides to take part in a mature beauty contest. She is scared that she won't be able to go through with it. Especially when she finds out that she will be competing against a rival from the past... The potential title is supposed to give Elisabeth a chance to rebuild her self-esteem and start a new chapter of her life. During the contest Elisabeth discovers her son's secret.