My Country So Beautiful

Poland | 2019 | documentary | 29 min. National competition

The ironic title of the documentary refers to the exacerbation of radical sentiments in Poland in the last few years. According to the information at the beginning, it is a “non-chronological documentation of selected social events”. The director juxtaposes rallies, demonstrations and street riots as well as speeches of antifascist organisations. A non-linear structure creates the sense of escalation of strong emotions and hatred during public gatherings. Seen through Paweł Paprzycki's lens, Poles seem to be a nation deeply conflicted, even divided into groups that use the same notions, yet understood in a totally different way.

directed by

Grzegorz Paprzycki Festival guest

cinematography
Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak
script
Grzegorz Paprzycki
cast
Gabriela Lazarek, Sebastian Słowiński, Rafał Suszek, Kinga Kamińska, Jolanta Urbańska
sound
Grzegorz Paprzycki, Aleksander Krzystyniak, Rafał Paluszkiewicz
editing
Jakub Kopeć, Grzegorz Paprzycki
production
Krystyna Doktorowicz (Krzysztof Kieślowski Faculty of Radio and Television at the University of Silesia.)