Unless noted otherwise, films in Polish have English subtitles. Films subject to change.
What is the true reason for a 17-year-old girl becoming a mother? Could it be a teenage fad?
Directed by Katarzyna Rosłaniec (2012)
A film about hard times in the communist era and a carefree world as seen through the eyes of a child.
Directed by Maciej Michalski (2013)
Three entrepreneurs are unjustly accused of organized crime. Based on real events.
Directed by Ryszard Bugajski (2013)
Urszula is having the worst day of her life.
Directed by Julia Kolberger (2013)
(Piąta pora roku)
A widower and a retired music teacher are drawn to each other despite their differences. A portrait of Poland after 20 years of democracy.
Directed by Jerzy Domaradzki (2012)
(Dla ciebie i ognia)
A young journalist receives an envelope with seemingly harmless photos of his fiancée. His investigation of who and why sent the pictures leads to the discovery of a terrifying truth.
Directed by Mateusz Jemioł (2008)
Twelve-year old Tomek is passionate about cars, but something is missing in his life. He runs away from his grandparents house in search of his father.
Directed by Mikołaj Haremski (2013)
(Dziewczyna z szafy)
Jacek takes care of his brother Tomek who is suffering from Savant syndrome. Their lives are changed when Jacek asks a next door neighbor to look after Tomek.
Directed by Bodo Kox (2012)
(Miłość bez ustawki)
Mariola and Krzysiek support rival soccer teams whose fans hate each other. A modern day Romeo and Juliet documentary.
Directed by Kamil Król (2012)
A young blind man envisions the landscape through which he walks and takes a similarly afflicted woman under his wing. They venture into the beautiful and perilous streets of Lisbon.
Directed by Andrzej Jakimowski (2012)
(Nóż w wodzie)
When a young hitchhiker joins a couple on a weekend yacht trip, psychological warfare breaks out as the two men compete for the woman’s attention.
Directed by Roman Polański (1962)
In contemporary Poland, a 'Solidarity' activist is accused of collaboration with the communist secret police in the 1980s.
Directed by Rafael Lewandowski (2013)
(Mundial. Gra o wszystko.)
In 1982, for a brief moment, the Poles forgot the bleak reality of Martial Law as they watched the successful performance of their national soccer team in the World Cup.
Directed by Michał Bielawski (2012)
When Włodek's wife leaves him, he has a heart attack. When he recovers, his son and grandson join in a search for the wife/mother/grandmother, while working out strained family relationships.
Directed by Piotr Trzaskalski (2013)
(Tam gdzie rosną porzeczki)
Uneasy are returns to places lost. Leo Kantor remembers his childhood town of Strzegom which he and his family were forced to leave in March of 1968.
Directed by Leo Leszek Kantor (2011)
(Roman Polański: moje życie)
Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir is exactly what it claims to be and is essential viewing for those seeking to better understand the legendary Academy Award-winning filmmaker.
Directed by Laurent Bouzereau (2011)
September 1, 1939. Nazi Germany attacks the Polish garrison at Westerplatte. This film examines the conflict between Westerplatte commander, who wants to save lives, and his deputy, who wants to fight to the death.
Directed by Paweł Chochlew (2013)
A Polish family and their Jewish and Ukrainian neighbors are transported deep into Siberia when their homeland is incorporated into Soviet Union in 1939.
Directed by Janusz Zaorski (2013)
Set in the 1970s, a story of two cheats specializing in currency exchanges. Road cinema with elements of action and comedy, all characters are fictional with a few exceptions.
Directed by Olaf Lubaszenka (1997)
(Trzy dni w Szczecinie)
A dramatic re-creation of a January 1971 confrontation between striking Polish shipyard workers and newly elected First Secretary of the Communist Party Edward Gierek.
Directed by Leslie Woodhead (1976)
(Tumult nad Łodzią)
Dramatic and emotional story about the fate of the New Center of Łódź and the wonderful artistic plans destroyed by political intrigue, shortsightedness of decision makers and greed.
Directed by Leszek Ciechoński (2013)
"A crime thriller with an ethical heart.” - Phillip Bergson film critic and BBC moderator
Directed by Eugeniusz Korin (2012)
The story of legendary Polish hip-hop group Paktofonika. A story about growing up in the 90s Silesia, a land of unfulfilled promises, about finding place in the world while striving to make dreams come true.
Directed by Leszek Dawid (2012)
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