SECTION: Polskie Horyzonty

07 Polskie Horyzonty

 

 

The film series POLSKIE HORYZONTY contains contributions by both established and young filmmakers from Poland - one of the most (film) productive countries in Eastern Central Europe. With its finger on the pulse of the times, it is a discourse-loving, controversial and artistically diverse country.

Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz

Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz

Ikar. Legenda Mietka Kosza

Maciej Pieprzyca
Poland / 2019 / 122 min
The true story of the blind piano genius Mieczyslaw "Mietek" Kosz. From the loss of his eyesight at the age of 12, via the discovery of his virtuoso skills, to his tragic death. An emotional roller coaster ride on determination, a fatal crash, ...
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INTERIOR

INTERIOR

INTERIOR

Marek Lechki
Poland / 2019 / 92 min
The investors are coming. A small town in the Upper Silesian industrial region on the way towards a supposedly better future. Maciek rebels against his boss, who refuses to pay him overtime, and drives off in his car. Magda has to choose between ...
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An Ordinary Country

An Ordinary Country

Zwyczajny kraj

Tomasz Wolski
Poland / 2020 / 52 min
Everyday life in real socialism. Videos recorded by the Polish secret service document how the People's Republic of Poland spied on its own citizens and how neighbours denounced one another. The banality of the situations with the simultaneous ...
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Eastern

Eastern

Eastern

Piotr Adamski
Poland / 2019 / 75 min
Blood vengeance in modern Poland: two warring families have been in conflict for generations, one in which all mechanisms of violence have long been normalised. Dystopian relics from a comfort zone whose inhabitants forego their freedom through ...
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BADYLOK

BADYLOK

BADYLOK

Karolina Kłapkowska
Poland / 2018 / 10 min
Mountains of coal, polluted rain puddles, the poverty of a mining settlement: a world without hope and without a future in a fascinating pictorial landscape. Language: Original with English and German subtitles Supporting film of INTERIOR
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Polish Tuscany

Polish Tuscany

Polska Toskania

Michał Szymanowicz
Poland / 2019 / 57 min
Polish wine? Yes please! In fact, what was a centuries-old tradition disappeared in the aftermath of the Second World War. Only two decades ago did winegrowers reappear in the Lubusz region around Cottbus' Polish twin town Zielona Góra. A journey ...
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A Tale of Two Sisters

A Tale of Two Sisters

Opowiesc o dwóch siostrach

Jakub Prysak
Poland / 2020 / 15 min
Two sisters, and also next-door neighbours. Whether religion, politics or social issues, everything separates these two women, everything but their age and the odd card game. Language: Original with English and German subtitles supporting film of AN ...
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ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN

ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN

ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN

Thor Klein
Germany, Poland, Great Britain / 2020 / 102 min
A moral dilemma in exile: the Polish mathematician Stanisław M. Ulam went to the USA as a Harvard Junior Fellow in 1938. From afar he follows the German invasion of Poland, and in his new homeland he helps to develop the hydrogen bomb. For the ...
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New Polish Animation - Passions & Desires

New Polish Animation - Passions & Desires

New Polish Animation - Passions & Desires

diverse
Poland / 2008 - 2018 / 88 min
As the pioneers of Polish animation transformed their private dwellings into studios following the end of World War Two, it represented the beginning of a movement, one which would lead to the world-famous “Polish School of Animation” in the ...
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