The title character is an organized arts teacher whose main problem in life is his father – a painter always going from one party to the next. When the father lives through his second heart attack and still refuses to change his lifestyle, Julius will have to find a way to influence his behavior. It seems the remedy to the protagonist’s problems might come in the person of a carefree vet, Dorota, whom he meets by chance. It turns out, the real trouble is yet to come, though.
A passionate story of a woman and a man who met amongst the ruins of post-war Poland. Almost everything divides them, especially their origin and temperament. They seem to be tragically mismatched right from the beginning. But it turns out that despite all the differences and adversities they can’t escape being together or bring themselves to part ways. Every time politics, character faults or misfortunes separate them, while cold war Poland of the 1950s, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris become the backdrop to their love story happening in unfavorable times.
18-year-old Sid differs from his peers who engage in easy and safe plans for the future at the edge of adulthood. He chooses his own path and doesn’t intend to live up to the expectations of his parents or teachers. Expelled from a few schools already, he gets his last chance to take his A-levels. At the new high school, he meets people who influence him very much. The dramatic fate of the group of angry young men force Sid to fight not only for friendship but also for the love of his life.
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.
An international smash hit and the world's most popular film about klezmer music, A TICKLE IN THE HEART captures the story of the Epstein Brothers (Max, Willie and Julius) klezmer legends on a joyous (and hilarious) international tour. The Epsteins are natural performers. This film portrays their sense of life, music and family as they tour through places they love, from Poland to Brooklyn to Florida. This film is as life affirming and intoxicating as the music they play.
As seen through the eyes of klezmer musician, photographer and filmmaker Yale Strom, THE LAST KLEZMER portrays the animated life and music of Leopold Kozlowski, the last performing klezmer musician who grew up with this musical tradition in Poland.
Wojciech Młynarski said, “A song is a small work that can provoke thinking, but, unfortunately, cannot replace it.” In over 3500 songs, he portrayed his contemporaries, creating a chronicle of Poland and Poles. His songs remain an accurate and severe picture of Poland.
A new movie from a director of “The Gods” - Lukasz Palkowski. In this film the director again takes a bio of an unusual character. A person who proves that the real hero is not afraid of failing and can pick himself up from rock bottom. The main character is an athlete, who amazes the world but remains practically anonymous to the majority of society.
The protagonist of the film is Franek, a student of painting. By coincidence he becomes involved/entangled in the cogs of a horrific totalitarian machine. His sensitivity and humanity will be heavily tested. A story inspired by true events from the martial law period and the early 1980s.
An adaptation based on the autobiography of the acclaimed Polish composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman, who detailed his survival during World War II, and narrowly escaped a roundup that sent his family to a death camp. A composer and pianist, Szpilman played the last live music heard over Polish radio airwaves before Nazi artillery hit. There, in Poland, Szpilman struggled to stay alive--even when cast away from those he loved. He spent the duration of the war hiding in the ruins of Warsaw and scavenging for food and shelter. Szpilman eventually reclaimed his artistic gifts, and confronted his fears--with aid from the unlikeliest of sources.
Recently Jacek has found himself a girlfriend. Together with Dagmara they plan their future, they got engaged. But the life the Jacek has planned in advance is disturbed by an accident – during the construction works of the largest statue of Christ, the King of Poland the protagonist falls from a great height and loses his face. After a cutting-edge surgery he comes back to his hometown but other people don’t know how to react. He becomes a stranger to them.
The movie is based on the book by Arkady Fiedler. It is a story of the Polish pilots that initially not appreciated and disrespected become a legend during the World War II. As a part of the Royal Air Force in UK, polish soldiers create an elite division - Squadron 303 that was second to none. During the war years when every day could have been the last one to them, the Squadron 303 is not afraid to perform the air evolutions on the border of insanity. Their magnificent skills and extraordinary sense of patriotism could be an example for the future generations of what the real heroism means.
Oscar nominee for best foreign film. Almost 23 million viewers give it the 4th place amongst the most popular Polish films. A film by Jerzy Antczak , outstanding film and theater director, recipient of Platinum Lions lifetime achievement award at the 2013 Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. An adaptation of Maria Dąbrowska’s epic novel. A beautiful, two-part story about love. The film portrays the fate of two generations of the Niechcic family set amidst Polish social transformations between 1865 – 1914, depicted as memories of Barbara, escaping from the town of Kaliniec set on fire by Prussian soldiers.
The year 1976. In the corridor of the television building Agnieszka – an almost graduate film maker – is persuading an 'important' editor into making a movie about Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer and labor leader, whose brilliant career ended suddenly and unexpectedly sometime around 1952. After some negotiations the girl finally gets a tape and necessary equipment. Private 'investigation' begins, aiming at determining the causes of the success and fall of Birkut. While learning the history of his dramatic life, Agnieszka finds out and discloses the bitter truth about the 1950s – the period of Stalinism in Poland.