Film Archive

Eatself

Animated Film
Poland
2018
14 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Małgorzata Bosek-Serafińska
Edyta Adamczak
Hubert Wińczyk
Edyta Adamczak
Edyta Adamczak
Edyta Adamczak, Andrzej Piotr Morawski
Edyta Adamczak, Michał Mądracki
Michał Jankowski, Hubert Wińczyk
Every evening blood-red lips are smacked – the highlight of a monotonous work routine in reliable solitude. Day out: microwaved meat. Day in: the banal horror of a meat industry production line. Fatten, gut, cut to pieces and wrap conveniently. But what if one’s personified conscience turns up, stares out of the next piece of meat or tempts one to an evening of wine-drinking? A grotesque in delicate black and white lines with shrill touches of colour.

Nadja Rademacher
Next Masters Wettbewerb 2018
Symphony of the Ursus Factory Jaśmina Wójcik

The evocation of a lost way of living and working. The phonosphere of heavy industry, re-created by means of tractors, compositions and body memories.

Symphony of the Ursus Factory

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
61 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Zuzanna Król
Jaśmina Wójcik
Dominik Strycharski
Kacper Czubak, Jakub Wróblewski
Aleksandra Gowin
Jaśmina Wójcik, Igor Stokfiszewski
Dominik Strycharski
The symbolic revival of the glorious age of Polish agricultural machine production. The long-established Ursus company was once among the biggest of its kind in the whole of Europe. When communism collapsed, though, the fate of Ursus was sealed, too. Today the factories are in ruins and to thousands of former employees their own working biography seems no more than a distant, even alien shadow.

A few years ago, a group of choreographers, musicians and filmmakers around the artist Jaśmina Wójcik began to contact former Ursus workers and employees. All participants were astonished to realise how much, in uncontrolled moments, the protagonists’ past activities influenced, even controlled their body language. Body memory, it seems, was better trained than cognitive memory. The resulting film, a documentary re-enactment, is a performance structured according to musical rules. As actors of themselves, the participants play characters they once were in the reality of the factory. In the lamentable reality of today’s ruins, they ritually re-enact a former working day, culminating in a sumptuous tractor ballet that would be a credit to any big budget Hollywood musical.

Ralph Eue


Nominated for the Healthy Workplaces Film Award and the MDR Film Prize

Tango

Animated Film
Poland
1980
9 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles

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Zbigniew Rybczyński
Janusz Hajdun, Mieczysław Janik
Zbigniew Rybczyński
Barbara Sarnocińska
Zbigniew Rybczyński
Janusz Hajdun, Mieczysław Janik
A static camera and 36 characters who enter and leave the room one by one in constant repetition, each figure following their own plot. Meshing but never colliding, they are woven into a compact and precise choreography, a tango without contact and human interaction.

Duscha Kistler
International Programme 2018
The Briefing Filip Drzewiecki

Constantly alternating between stress and exhaustion: Filip Drzewiecki shows medical students in practical training – with a mimetic interest in the physical nature of the profession.

The Briefing

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
19 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński
Filip Drzewiecki
Jakub Giza
Paweł Laskowski
Filip Drzewiecki
Aleksandra Pniak, Weronika Raźna, Franciszek Kozłowski
Stress is followed by exhaustion and exhaustion is followed by stress. A briefing, then things must move quickly: 37 patients, 10 discharges, 2 admissions, 0 deaths. With a mimetic interest in the physicality of the profession, Filip Drzewiecki follows medical students in practical training at the hospital: sensitive and stressed, curious and febrile. Add a soundtrack vibrant with surging blood.

Lukas Stern

The Notebook

Animated Film
Poland
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Robert Sowa
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Aleksandra Rylewicz
Michał Fojcik
Being a school kid is a pimply monster – mostly dozing, often hard to inspire, with a penchant for being capricious and annoying. The faculty tremble, pull desperate faces and throw the long formula lasso. A funny-sounding report, apparently scribbled directly by a kid into the maths notebook. And somehow timeless.

André Eckardt

The Sisters

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
20 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Agata Golańska
Michał Hytroś
Janusz Szymański
Marcin Wojciechowski
Michał Hytroś
Bogdan Klat
Observed at close range, life behind the walls of the oldest Polish nunnery is different from what one would expect. The twelve sisters, almost all of them over 70, manage their daily life with assiduousness and humour. A portrait of a community of solidarity, where individual weaknesses are tolerated by all, unfolds between work, prayer and games night. The outside is ruled by other values: it’s where the faithful “order” prayers for financial success and “nun” doesn’t look like a dream job.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Kids DOK 2018
Their Voices Eri Mizutani

The kids run wild in physical education, hardly anyone feels like maths and there are manifold excuses for forgotten homework.

Their Voices

Documentary Film
Poland
2018
26 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Agata Golańska
Eri Mizutani
Panos Rriska
Alicia Devaux
Sabina Filipowicz, Tamahin Mehanni
Eri Mizutani
Bogdan Klat
The kids run wild in physical education, hardly anyone feels like maths and there are manifold excuses for forgotten homework. Chatting behind the teacher’s back is easier indeed when you communicate by sign language. The film is a perceptive and humorous depiction of life at a school for deaf kids. One thing becomes clear: teenagers are all the same – and all wonderful.

Kim Busch

You Are Overreacting

Animated Film
Poland
2017
4 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Agata Golańska
Karina Paciorkowska
Karina Paciorkowska
A Polish city, a woman’s morning routines: making herself presentable, locking up the flat, the traffic jam, then the underground … Constantly pelted by verbal and non-verbal media and advertising messages. Women are the central subject – among the passengers, too. But however exaggerated the harsh remarks may sound: they are quotes from well-known personalities. A capriciously drawn and courageous film by a student of the renowned Łódź film school.

Nadja Rademacher



Honorable Mention in the International Competition Short Film