Zlota

Poland | 2019 | documentary | 84 min. Panorama of the Polish documentaries

Why is Poland sometimes so tiring? What does it mean to be Polish? Are we a tolerant or xenophobic nation? These and many other questions are posed by the film characters, the residents of today’s Warsaw, to each other (and the viewers). The group includes also those who came here from very different cultures. Among them, there is Krzysztof whose family has recently recovered a townhouse owned by their Jewish ancestors before the war. He cannot see a place for himself in this country. His personal story gives rise to a few tales where the main theme is a sense of belonging.

directed by

Tomasz Knittel Festival guest

Director of short films, image spots, video clips and social campaigns. He is an enthusiast of music films and has made several documentaries focusing on the subject, including "From Podserednieje with Love" (2015), "Good Evening, Opole!" (2014) and "Poland – Path of Dance" (2016). His production "Elektro_sonda" (2016) is a hybrid that crosses genre boundaries. His latest film "BandMasters" had its premiere at the 57th Krakow Film Festival.

cinematography
Maciej Puczyński
script
Tomasz Knittel
protagonists
Anna Gutkowska Festival guest, Krzysztof Gutkowski
music
José Manuel Albán Juárez
editing
Arek Iwaniuk
production
Tomasz Knittel, Maciej Puczyński
Film screenings:
Thursday, May 30 18:45 | Kino Pod Baranami Blue Room + meeting with creators:
director Tomasz Knittel
protagonist Anna Gutkowska
Zlota