Films

188 films

Films to be seen from May 26 to June 2 in Krakow cinemas and nd across Poland at the KFF VOD online streaming platform between May 31st and 16 June.

  • 1489

    dir. Shoghakat Vardanyan
    dok2023

    The film title is the number used to mark the Armenian soldier lost in action who fought against Azeris in Nagorno-Karabakh in 2020. While the family is trying to find the student’s body, his sister is recording the search and accompanying emotions on her smartphone.

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  • 1953. Fight for Hope (1953. Walka o nadzieję)

    dir. Marek Jagielski
    dok2023

    Boxing was an iconic sport discipline at the time of Poland’s first post-war world championship in boxing. In ruined Warsaw, a legendary coach, Feliks Stamm, must rebuild the Polish boxing squad to face the most powerful team in the world – that of the USSR.

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  • 27

    dir. Flóra Anna Buda
    anim2023

    Alice is 27 years old today. Even though she is suffocating a bit, she still lives with her parents and tends to live in her dreams to escape her dreary everyday life. After a psychedelic party on a factory roof, she has a serious drunken bike accident. Will this give her the courage to become an adult?

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  • Abebe-Butterfly Song

    dir. Rosie Jones
    dok2023

    The music scene of Papua – New Guinea needed a long time to step out of the shade. It was possible thanks to George Telek, an artist singing in native languages and combining Papuan and Western sounds. The film is also a story of his friendship with Australian musician David Bridie, which defies the colonial past.

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  • Abel

    dir. Dekel Berenson, Paul Wesley
    fab2024

    Life follows its own rhythm in boundless mountains, but a broken heart hurts as much there as in any other corner of the world. Abel, who is 17, does not expect his girlfriend to tell him that they should stop talking to each other. He will receive support from the least expected direction.

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  • Abraham (Ebrahim)

    dir. Elnaz Ghaderpour, Reza Gamini
    fab2023

    A short, dramatic conversation. A man is trying to elicit some information from a clearly scared woman. Where is she? In a cave. With a fire burning at its entrance. How did she get there? And, first and foremost, what happened to Abraham? The teenage boy went missing. He is not at home. There are only burnt women’s clothes.

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  • Aha

    dir. Paulina Jaklik
    anim2024

    A young man is walking around a Garden of Eden, full of lush vegetation and classical sculptures. Suddenly, he falls into a dark hole. This is an ‘aha’ - a hidden boundary of the garden, which is usually a moat or a ditch marking the end of the property without blocking the view, so that the garden may blend with its surroundings.

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  • Alice On & Off

    dir. Isabela Tent
    dok2024

    For 10 years, the film author observed the life of the film character who as a teenager gave birth to a child from her relationship with a much older man. The film is a story of subsequent disappearances of Alice – a sensitive girl and an artist looking desperately for her own way and fleeing from her demons.

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  • All Inclusive

    dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, Michał Englert
    fab2024

    ‘All Inclusive’ takes us on a trip to Morocco with an extremely diverse group of tourists in terms of worldview and character. We get to know the full package of Polish attitudes, vices and characters. Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert once again offer unobvious, original cinema that is difficult to pigeonhole.

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  • All My Fucking Superheroes

    dir. Piotr Kabat
    anim2023

    A young director sets off for LA to sign a contract for the production of his new film. However, before he reaches Hollywood, he goes on a crazy ride in a cab through American streets, cinema history and pop culture. The film is a feast for the fans of the1990s and action films in an animated, comic-like version.

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  • Amma's Pride

    dir. Shiva Krish
    dok2024

    Srija, a transgender woman from a small town in the south of India, is trying to get her marriage recognised. Unfortunately, her fight for justice, the media’s interest and the inconsideration of many people overshadow her relationship. But even when the problems start to mount, Srija can still count on the unconditional support of her mother.

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  • And Don't Call Me Crazy (I nie mów o mnie wariat)

    dir. Dorota Skupniewicz
    anim2024

    The protagonist, who is treated at a mental health facility, carries out the vivisection of the psychiatric care system. Physicians do not have enough time to get to know and understand their patients. They formulate easy-to-classify diagnoses, prescribe pills and ‘normal’ life, such as work, family and stabilisation.

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  • An Orange from Jaffa

    dir. Mohammed Almughanni
    fab2023

    A few kilometres from Jerusalem, the Hizma checkpoint. There has been tension here for decades. Mohammed, a young Palestinian with a temporary Polish identity card, tries to get through the Israeli checkpoint. A succession of drivers refuse to give him a lift. Farouk, a taxi driver agrees.

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    Awards:Special Award
  • Aqueronte

    dir. Manuel Muñoz Rivas
    dok2023

    On board a ferry, a series of passengers cross a river from one riverbank to the other. Some of the travelers wrap themselves observe the unfamiliar fellow travelers. Some others chat, perhaps to liven up the voyage and speed up time.

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  • Are You There? (Jesteś tu?)

    dir. Xawery Deskur
    dok2023

    DJ Edee Dee aka Edward Gil-Deskur, is an iconic figure in Krakow’s club world. Edward was born with congenital glaucoma and will soon completely lose his eyesight. In his adaptation to the new reality, he is assisted by AI, with whom he begins to form an increasingly closer relationship.

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  • Are You There? [PL audio descritption] (Jesteś tu?)

    dir. Xawery Deskur
    dok2023

    DJ Edee Dee aka Edward Gil-Deskur, is an iconic figure in Krakow’s club world. Edward was born with congenital glaucoma and will soon completely lose his eyesight. In his adaptation to the new reality, he is assisted by AI, with whom he begins to form an increasingly closer relationship.

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  • Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife (Arsenie. Viața de apoi)

    dir. Alexandru Solomon
    dok2023

    The photo shows a handsome young monk with a mesmerising gaze. Even the portrait alone catches one’s eye, and the legend of his death as a martyr makes Arsenie Boca difficult to forget. Over time, the monk, persecuted by communist authorities, has become a symbol of struggle against the cruel regime and the chief Romanian miracle-worker.

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  • Autism Plays Itself

    dir. Janet Harbord
    dok2023

    In 1957 at the Maudsley Hospital in London, a film recording atypical behaviour of children was shot. Many years later, three adults in autism spectrum added their commentary to it providing new interpretations for the behaviour of the children in the film.

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  • A Girl With a Devil (Dziewcę z ciortem)

    dir. Piotr Szulkin
    fab1975

    The ballad ‘A w niedzielę z porania...’ , one of the oldest relics of Polish folk culture, is the plot of the film. The ballad tells the story of a village girl, Kasia, who led a promiscuous lifestyle and murdered her three illegitimate children.

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  • A Good Mind Grows in Thorny Places (Dom Strom)

    dir. Katarína Gramatová
    dok2023

    A poetic story about growing up. Adam is a 12-year-old boy who lives in a Slovak village. He is a local lumberjack and additionally takes up different odd jobs. In general, he likes to do everything. Although his life is not easy, he is able to notice beauty everywhere.

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  • A Lump of Sugar (Kostka cukru)

    dir. Jacek Bławut
    dok1987
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  • A Strong Man (Mocny człowiek)

    dir. Henryk Szaro
    fab1929
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  • A Year in the Life of the Country (Rok z życia kraju)

    dir. Tomasz Wolski
    dok2024

    Martial law, which was imposed in Poland on 13 December 1981, targeted the Solidarity movement, but it had other faces, too. On the basis of exclusively archival footage, the film explores the backstage of the past events. It undermines the mythicised image of Polish society as a victim of the system.

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    Awards:Silver Horn
  • A Year In the Life of the Country [PL audio description] (Rok z życia kraju)

    dir. Tomasz Wolski
    dok2024

    Martial law, which was imposed in Poland on 13 December 1981, targeted the Solidarity movement, but it had other faces, too. On the basis of exclusively archival footage, the film explores the backstage of the past events. It undermines the mythicised image of Polish society as a victim of the system.

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  • Babylonia (Babilonia)

    dir. Duda Gambogi
    dok2024

    It is a hot night in Cuba. During her long-awaited debut on the stage of the biggest drag show in the entire province of Artemisa, Elizabeth de Victória must confront all the difficulties that precede a live performance.

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  • Baldiga - Unlocked Heart (Baldiga - Entsichertes Herz)

    dir. Markus Stein
    dok2024

    In the 1980s, West Berlin was the European LGBT+ capital. Jürgen Baldiga, a photographer, poet and activist, became its co-founder and chronicler. The archival materials he left behind were used to tell a neurotic story about himself and the community living in the shadow of AIDS. Age rated: 18+

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  • Been There (Być tam)

    dir. Corina Schwingruber Ilić
    dok2023

    Weekend trips, city breaks, a detour into nature or once around the world. Barely a few days off, you're already gone. Never before has the desire to travel been so widespread and visited places so overloaded. What do we get out of it, other than the picture proof that we have been there?

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  • Being Ola (Ola - en helt vanlig uvanlig fyr)

    dir. Ragnhild Nøst Bergem
    dok2023

    Ola is a 30-year-old man who lives in a small village in Norway with a very diverse group of people. They try to live life at a slower pace in harmony with nature, and their community is founded on values such as empathy, respect, and mutual interdependence. "Being Ola" is a moving, heartwarming film that celebrates the significance of equality and belonging as a basis for daring to embrace the one you really are. It's a close and honest portrait that helps bridge the gap between 'us' and 'them'.

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  • Benek Blues

    dir. Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
    dok1999

    The film's protagonists are condemned to lie down. The son was immobilised by overlapping medical conditions that deformed his body and took away the power in his legs. The father has been incapacitated by a stroke. Both necessarily live in a fascinating symbiosis. With tenacity and dignity, they fight against physical limitations and weakness. The film shows humanity and the strength of interpersonal bonds put to a very severe test.

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  • Berchidda Live - A Journey Into Time in Jazz Archive (Berchidda Live – Un Viaggio Nell'Archivio Time In Jazz)

    dir. Gianfranco Cabiddu, Michele Mellara, Alessandro Rossi
    dok2023

    Time in Jazz festival is inherently linked to the place where it has been organized since 1988, i.e. the town of Berchidda in Sardinia. In beautiful natural surroundings one may absorb a variety of music traditions and the film is a portrayal of this atmospheric event and the people who create it.

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  • Better This Way (E Mai Bine Așa)

    dir. Emanuel Pârvu
    fab2023

    Sixteen-year-old Adi is taken for a physical examination. He has obvious traces of beating, his face is lacerated and it is evident that he has been whipped. He does not say much. The police find out very soon that the motive behind the assault was his sexual orientation. In a small community, this is a reason to be ostracised, and for the family, especially his religious father, it is dishonour.

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  • Between Silence and Sin (Între Tăcere și Păcat)

    dir. Diana Nicolae
    dok2024

    Can poetry pose a threat to a dictatorship? The poems written by Ana Blandiana outraged Nicolae Ceaușescu and his entourage, but they enchanted and touched her readers and literature afficionados, also from outside of communist Romania. The poetry of the legendary author crossed national boundaries, volumes of her poems were published in the West – yet despite many opportunities, she decided to stay in her country.

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  • Blank Page Syndrome (Baltās lapas bieds)

    dir. Jānis Ābele, Toms Šķēle
    dok2024

    In the world where printing machines keep spouting millions of pages of new books, there is a reality preceding this process. A contemporary author is struggling with writer’s block over a blank piece of paper.

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  • Blues Run the Game: the Strange Tale of Jackson C. Frank (Blues Run the Game: The Strange Tale of Jackson C. Frank)

    dir. Damien Aimé Dupont
    dok2023

    In 1965, Jackson C. Frank, a folk singer, assisted by Paul Simon, had already recorded his only album, which influenced many American and British folk musicians. Nevertheless, he was unable to defeat his demons. The film shows the artist’s emotional landscape.

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  • Bottlemen (Zbieracze butelek)

    dir. Nemanja Vojinović
    dok2023

    On the outskirts of Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, lies one of the biggest landfills in Europe – Vinča. Once an archeological site of the European neolithic, this toxic place, unsettled by fires, is a workplace for a community of plastic bottle collectors – Bottlemen.

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  • Buzz of the Earth (Bzukot Země)

    dir. Greta Stocklassa
    fab2023

    What if Hrabal and Forman could sit at the same table to discuss a space mission? Czech humour accompanies the biggest challenge for earthlings represented by a group of scientists and a female citizen, who was entered in the competition by her children. Everything may happen during this discussion. We are aliens after all.

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    Awards:Special Award
  • Captive

    dir. Lika Nadir
    fab2023

    Russia. On the monitors of a nightclub, beautiful girls dance in front of an uninterested clientele. From the radio and television come recruitment announcements for a ‘special military operation’. In the drawer of Savvy's young bodyguard lies a gun. Would he be able to use it to kill someone? In the name of what? Love? Propaganda?

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  • Chords (Cuerdas)

    dir. Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren
    fab2022

    Rita has an important meeting with her fellow singers: the women’s choir to which she belongs is in danger of disbanding because they have lost the municipal subsidy with which they used to rent their rehearsal space.

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  • Claw Machine (CLAW MACHINE)

    dir. Georges Salameh
    anim2023

    The story of an immersion into the experience of being uprooted. Fragments and words. The unspoken, the indescribable. Memory shaken. Eyes closed. The city is under siege. Drift towards the unknown. The dilemma: resistance or migration? Mediterranean voyages of no return.

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  • Close to Vermeer (Dicht bij Vermeer)

    dir. Suzanne Raes
    dok2023

    What is the secret of the authenticity of Vermeer's painting? Is it in the paint composition? The technique of its application? The art of chiaroscuro? Art historians, curators, conservators all study his works, yet despite growing knowledge, this artist remains increasingly fascinating and invariably mysterious.

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  • Codex

    dir. Betina Bożek
    anim2024

    A woman who lives inside the glass Rubik’s Cube makes sure that everything is organised, clean and symmetrical there. One day, inadvertently, she hurts her foot and chaos starts to force its way into her orderly life. The struggle between what can be under control and what is untamed begins.

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  • Comme Des Cowboys

    dir. Julia Sadowska
    fab2024

    Can one’s adolescent love which ended with separation flourish again after years? Julita and Stacy parted ways, but now they meet again at a stud farm where Julita is working together with her mother. Stacy comes to participate in an important competition. The infatuation is back, but is it worth the reopening of old wounds?

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    Awards:Golden Hobby-Horse
  • Crazy Love (Szalona miłość)

    dir. Martyna Peszko
    dok2023

    Magda and Michał, actors of the famous Theatre 21, made by people with Down syndrome, fall in love with each other. Their wedding plans meet with mixed reactions of their close ones. Will the young couple be able to overcome all the adversities to achieve a dream about their life together?

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  • Cry Me Through Hell (Di Yu Cui Lei Bu)

    dir. Jae Yang
    fab2023

    Airports are usually places full of hustle and bustle where crowds pass each other on escalators. This one, however, is different. Noone rushes Mr Wu; what is more, an airline employee starts a friendly conversation with him about his daughter. If everything seems to be in perfect order, why is the viewer becoming suspicious?

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  • Cyborg Generation

    dir. Miguel Morillo Vega
    dok2024

    The sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch make the apparatus bestowed upon us by evolution. We navigate the world of senses using the five coordinates listed above. Science and technology propose to expand this set by additional dimensions, which are already employed by the explorers of new territories.

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  • Darkening

    dir. Ondřej Moravec
    anim2022

    How is the world perceived by someone with depression? The animated immersive film uses virtual reality to address depression and the ways to cope with it.

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  • Dark Cloud Memories (GiUkEun MukGuReum)

    dir. Seung-hee Jung
    anim2024

    In this futuristic vision of the world, memories are recorded in a virtual cloud. One day, the animation character loses all her images from the past, but she still believes she will be able to recover her memories. However, such messages as ‘Disk full. Buy a subscription. Battery low’ do not help the situation.

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    Awards:Silver Dragon
  • Daydreaming So Vividly about Our Spanish Holidays (La herida luminosa)

    dir. Christian Avilés
    fab2022

    Driven by their desire for light and warmth, British teenagers take a trip to the Balearic Islands. They must absorb the sun and store it in their bodies to take it back to their cloud-covered kingdom.

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  • Debtors (Zadłużeni)

    dir. Andrzej Danis
    dok2023

    In Poland, only two out of ten debtors obliged to pay child support actually do that. What excuses were used by the fathers of the protagonists to wriggle out of this obligation? Can anything be done to change this situation in Poland?

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  • Diamond Beauty

    dir. Anna Korom
    fab2023

    Maria is addicted to plastic surgeries. Successive augmentations do not satisfy her and she wants new ones. Her nose, lips or facial fillers are never perfect. Now, she is looking forward to the opportunity of a date with her former love. But where to find money if she is drowning in debt?

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    Awards:Silver Dragon
  • Distances (Odległości)

    dir. Matej Bobrik
    dok2023

    The story of a Nepalese family living in Poland who believe that a better future awaits them here. However, a change in living conditions puts their relationship to a severe test

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  • Don Benjamín

    dir. Ivan Zahínos
    dok2024

    An unpretentious and poetic journey through a magical, endangered region of the Amazon rainforest in Bolivia. People living in the jungle are trying to restore the original state of the areas stripped bare of any trees.

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    Awards:Silver Dragon
  • Don Lewis and the Live Electronic Orchestra

    dir. Ned Augustenborg
    dok2023

    In the 1970s, Don Lewis, who was an electronic engineer and musician, constructed a synthesizer that could generate and mix sounds on an unprecedented scale. However, the story of success turned into a drama of a man striving for recognition and struggling with racial prejudice.

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  • Do You Hear Me? (Słyszysz mnie?)

    dir. Magdalena Sienicka
    dok2024

    Danusia lives alone. For years, each of her days has consisted of the same activities: cooking, looking at old photos and calling her grandson, who stays in a foster care facility.

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  • Do You Hear Me? [ PL audio description] (Słyszysz mnie?)

    dir. Magdalena Sienicka
    dok2024

    Danusia lives alone. For years, each of her days has consisted of the same activities: cooking, looking at old photos and calling her grandson, who stays in a foster care facility.

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  • Dust (Pył)

    dir. Paweł Chorzępa
    dok2024

    Endless desert, thousands of kilometres of routes, fatal accidents. And hundreds of drivers ready to tackle the world's toughest race - the Dakar Rally. One of them is 19-year-old Konrad Dąbrowski, who inherited this passion from his father, a legend of Polish motorsports. Will he reach the finish line?

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  • Elementary (Elementarz)

    dir. Wojciech Wiszniewski
    dok1976

    A staged cinematic parable, it presents in symbolic images a painful diagnosis of Poles' sense of identity in the 1970s.

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  • Emilio Barreto: Angels and Demons (Emilio Barreto: ángeles y demonios)

    dir. Cris Arana
    dok2024

    In Paraguay under the Stroessner regime, almost 400 people vanished without any trace and several hundred thousand ended up in prison, where they were tortured. The film tells the story of Emilio Barreto, who was detained for 13 years, although never convicted of any crime.

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  • Enchanted Pencil. Camera Safari (Zaczarowany ołówek "Safari z kamerą")

    dir. Ludwik Kronic
    anim1975
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  • Enchanted Pencil. Duel in the Bush (Zaczarowany ołówek "Pojedynek w buszu")

    dir. Ireneusz Czesny
    anim1976
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  • Enchanted Pencil. Monkey Tricks (Zaczarowany ołówek "Małpie figle")

    dir. Alina Kotowska
    anim1975
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  • Enchanted Penci.l Tentacles of the Octopus (Zaczarowany ołówek "Macki ośmiornicy")

    dir. Ludwik Kronic
    anim1974
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  • Enchanted Pencil. Two to Zero (Zaczarowany ołówek "Dwa do zera")

    dir. Ryszard Szymczak
    anim1975
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  • Enchanted Pencil. Unexpected visit (Zaczarowany ołówek "Niespodziewana wizyta")

    dir. Zbigniew Czernelecki
    anim1975
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  • Ends and Beginnings (Końce i początki)

    dir. Klaudia Fortuniak
    fab2024

    In this film, the viewers may get lost in the maze of human biographies. The protagonists’ stories coincide in the least expected circumstances because of a thief’s trick. Someone mistakes days, another person always has a getaway plan, and for someone else the first kiss will taste and smell like a strawberry field.

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  • Everything Needs to Live (Wszystko ma żyć)

    dir. Tetiana Dorodnitsyna, Andrii Lytvynenko
    dok2024

    Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world – that’s the motto of Anna, the strongest woman in the world, who loves animals. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Anna joined by a group of volunteers are doing everything possible to save as many wounded and abandoned animals as they can in these difficult days.

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    Awards:Nagrody specjalne
  • Everything Needs to Live [PL audio description] (Wszystko ma żyć)

    dir. Tetiana Dorodnitsyna, Andrii Lytvynenko
    dok2024

    Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world – that’s the motto of Anna, the strongest woman in the world, who loves animals. After Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Anna joined by a group of volunteers are doing everything possible to save as many wounded and abandoned animals as they can in these difficult days.

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  • Fahnenflucht

    dir. Emil Ahlhelm, Konradin Schuchter
    dok2023

    If you are a man, you have only two options during a war – stay and fight or leave to save your life. Not everyone wants to lay down their life for their homeland and this should be respected. A story of people who refused to participate in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine on account of their beliefs.

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  • First Love (Pierwsza miłość)

    dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski
    dok1974

    The camera follows a young unmarried couple during the girl’s pregnancy, through their wedding, and the delivery of the baby.

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  • Flores del otro patio

    dir. Jorge Cadena
    fab2022
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  • Flowers of Ukraine (Kwiaty Ukrainy)

    dir. Adelina Borets
    dok2024

    On a flowery plot of land, in the middle of a block of flates in Kiev lives 67-year-old Natalia, who has been fighting for years against investors who would like to build another property in place of her house. And just when it seems that fighting the developers is the worst thing that happens to her, Russia's attack on Ukraine begins.

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  • Flying Hands

    dir. Marta Gómez, Paula Iglesias
    dok2023

    In the Baltistan region, Aniqa Bano gives birth to a deaf girl, Narjis. She was, until then, unaware children with such disabilities were rejected by their families and not given an identity or a name.

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  • Force and Courage, Rise and Decline of an Italian Football Club (Forza e Coraggio)

    dir. Giovanni Merlini, Francesco Bovara
    dok2023

    Sambenedettese, a football club from a small town, is celebrating its centenary. In the 1970s, its team was a step away from promotion to Serie A. The story of the team is enlaced with a political narrative recounting the bloodiest and most brutal years from Italy’s history from a unique perspective.

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  • Forest (Las)

    dir. Lidia Duda
    dok2024

    Asia and Marek live with their three children in the Bialowieza Forest, right on the border with Belarus. The cameras installed in the forest have so far served them to observe the animals. But the night-time recordings show that people have appeared in the forest. The whole family is committed to helping the refugees, even though they have no support from the state.

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  • From You (Przez ciebie, po tobie)

    dir. Jędrzej Gorski
    fab2024

    What do parents hide from their children? What don’t children want to know, fail to notice or deny about their parents? Adam’s meeting with his father Piotr enables both men to confront their feelings, not always pleasant, and mutual allegations. Will the discovery of the truth allow both of them to see each other in a different way?

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  • Frost Is Coming (Idzie Mróz)

    dir. Piotr Andrejew
    dok1973
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  • Geographies of Solitude

    dir. Jacquelyn Mills
    dok2022

    A portrayal of Zoe Lucas is devoted to the naturalist who spent over 40 years studying Canada’s Sable Island in the Atlantic. Analysing of the island’s population of wild horses, she created a chronicle of the cyclical interlacing of the animate with the inanimate. In this film overcoming the barrier of sight and hearing, the voice is given to nature.

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  • Girls' Stories (Dziewczyńskie historie)

    dir. Aga Borzym
    dok2023
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  • Girl Away From Home

    dir. Simon Lereng Wilmont, Alisa Kovalenko
    dok2024

    The film follows 13-year-old Nastia, an elite gymnast from Kyiv. After winning the Ukrainian championship with her tightknit group of friends, Nastia is forced to flee to Germany with her grandmother due to war in Ukraine.

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  • Glory of the Bull (Bykowi chwała)

    dir. Andrzej Papuziński
    dok1971

    Award-winning film about the work of Franciszek Starowieyski, one of Poland's most outstanding artists, painter, stage designer, graphic artist and creator of the theatre of drawing.

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  • Hacker

    dir. Poul Berg
    fab2019
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  • Hardly Working (Hardly working)

    dir. Susanna Flock, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf
    dok2022

    "Hardly Working" sheds a limelight on the very characters that normally remain in the background of video games: NPCs.

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  • Here For You (Jestem)

    dir. Cezary Orłowski
    fab2024

    Bartek’s mother would like to prepare her son for the worst and at the same time the inevitable, i.e. her own death. She secures his financial and legal future, teaches him what to do when the time comes. And although the boy with trisomy is an attentive listener, completely different thoughts have absorbed his mind and his heart. He has just met a wonderful girl.

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  • Here For You [PL audio description] (Jestem)

    dir. Cezary Orłowski
    fab2024

    Bartek’s mother would like to prepare her son for the worst and at the same time the inevitable, i.e. her own death. She secures his financial and legal future, teaches him what to do when the time comes. And although the boy with trisomy is an attentive listener, completely different thoughts have absorbed his mind and his heart. He has just met a wonderful girl.

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  • Hockey (Hokej)

    dir. Bogdan Dziworski
    dok1976
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  • Holy Father

    dir. Andrei Dăscălescu
    dok2020

    A child coming to the world provokes future parents to confront their own relatives. For neither of them is it easy as they come from broken homes. Paula has several cautious conversations online, but her partner Andrei, the director of the documentary, decides to set out on a journey to the monastery at the foot of Mount Athos. His father, who is a devout monk now, chose to live there many years ago.

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  • Honey Bunny

    dir. Gracjana Piechula
    fab2024

    A simple hug lowers the level of cortisol and blood pressure, at the same time strengthening resistance and self-esteem. Life can be hard without it, as experienced by Staszek and Alinka. In their marriage, closeness has been replaced by routine. Everything changes when Alinka takes up the work of a hugger at Honey Bunny salon.

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  • Horse Portrait (Portret konia)

    dir. Witold Giersz
    anim2023
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  • How to Skin a Cheetah (How To Skin A Cheetah)

    dir. Meghan O'Shaughnessy
    fab2023

    A macabre, coming-of-age story and a thriller in one. Meghan O'Shaughnessy invites the viewers to a maze full of traps, where fantasies of revenge intertwine with illness, lies, solitude, hopelessness, violence and dreams of a journey-escape to Tanzania.

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  • Human Violins

    dir. Ioana Mischie
    dok2023

    ‘Human Violins’ evokes the power of transformative music in the darkest of times. The story is inspired by a heartbreaking real fact: during the Holocaust, many Jews were allowed to choose only one object before being brought to the camps and some of them chose their violin.

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  • Inheritance

    dir. Matt Moyer, Amy Toensing
    dok2024

    For a number of years the authors of the film accompanied a family from the Appalachians, an exploited region affected by the opioid crisis. In an insightful and empathetic way, they filmed the situation of the youngest generation burdened with poverty and the omnipresence of addictive substances from the very start. Among them, there is Curtis, a resolute boy ready to break out of the vicious circle sucking up his loved ones.

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  • Inside San Isidro (En San Isidro)

    dir. Katherine Bisquet
    dok2023

    In 2020, rapper Denis Solís was abducted by the Cuban police and sentenced to 8 months of imprisonment for alleged contempt of court. In protest, a group of activists barricaded themselves inside the seat of the San Isidro organisation demanding the liberation of Solís and other wrongly convicted Cubans.

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  • Intercepted (Przechwycone)

    dir. Oksana Karpovych
    dok2024

    What are Russian soldiers talking about when they call their families from the front? The phone conversations recorded by the Ukrainian secret service in the first six months of the war reveal a completely different picture than the one created by the Kremlin propaganda. When set against post-apocalyptic views, they make a paralysing study of enslavement and conformism.

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    Awards:Silver Horn / Special Award
  • In a Wintry Season

    dir. Mary Posatko
    dok2024

    In the heavily-immigrant and Catholic coal regions of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Tom and Sheila choose the pageantry, promise and safety of religious life, taking life-long vows of celibacy as teenagers.

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  • In My Hands (W moich rękach)

    dir. Igor Kuna
    dok2024

    A young determined man, despite not having his left arm, strives to be a hero as a fireman and father. Devoid of dialogues, the film shows the stalwart strength of the human spirit and boundless love using just images and sound.

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  • Isaac Asimov, a Message to the Future (Isaac Asimov, l’étrange testament du père des robots)

    dir. Mathias Théry
    dok2023

    Interstellar journeys, intelligent machines, new forms of civilization – Isaac Asimov predicted the entire future in the largest scales of time and space as well as in the most minute details. The visions contained in his books belonged to the sphere of fantasy. Today, thanks to science, many of them have become reality. Employing AI in a perverse manner, French director Mathias Théry asks questions about the relationship between science and fiction.

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  • I Am the Creation of Fiction (Jestem postacią fikcyjną)

    dir. Arkadiusz Bartosiak
    dok2024

    ‘I have achieved all I wanted in life’, says Andrzej Seweryn, who then grabs us on a dynamic journey through successive professional challenges, which he still takes up with youthful fervour. The camera becomes his everyday companion helping us to see from up close all the emotions as they arise.

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  • I, Rosiński (Ja, Rosiński)

    dir. Piotr Kielar
    dok2024

    Grzegorz Rosiński, one of the most renowned Polish comic strip creators and the author of drawings for the series ‘Thorgal’, has retired. But what does it mean for an artist to end his career? Rosiński keeps drawing and plans to leave the profession on his own rules only.

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  • Jews by Choice (Czeski film)

    dir. Justyna Gawełko, Tomer Slutzky
    dok2024

    A group of inhabitants of a small Czech town are rebuilding a destroyed synagogue, at the same time trying to give it a new lease of life. A contemporary story of the Jewish identity in one of the least religious countries of the world.

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  • Joana Mallwitz - Momentum

    dir. Günter Atteln
    dok2024

    The eponymous character, who conducts the best European orchestras, says that the most important thing is to have a good team – both in the family and at work. Joana Mallwitz is filmed over the breakthrough period of two years when her son is born and her career considerably speeds up.

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  • Johatsu – Into Thin Air (Johatsu)

    dir. Andreas Hartmann, Arata Mori
    dok2024

    In Japan, there are specialised companies that help people to vanish into thin air. Such escapees may leave everything behind and start a completely new life someplace else. Together with them, the viewer becomes immersed in the mysterious world of double identities and hidden family dramas.

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  • Joko

    dir. Izabela Plucińska
    anim2024

    Grotesque, Roland Topor and Plasticine, i.e. Izabela Plucińska returns yet again with an animation exposing human weaknesses, which is full of absurd and black humour. This time, using 600 dolls and 200 kilograms of plasticine, she shows the mechanisms of manipulation and social hierarchy.

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  • Kawauso

    dir. Akihito Izuhara
    anim2023

    A young girl and a river otter in an empty town do not develop into a story of great friendship between a human being and an animal. The protagonists are trying to establish some contact but they are total strangers. The starting point for this contemplative animation is the extinction of the river otter in Japan.

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    Awards:Golden Dragon
  • Koka

    dir. Aliaksandr Tsymbaliuk
    dok2024

    On the coast of the Bering Sea, where time has stopped, a father and son make a living by fishing. They live in austere, almost ascetic conditions, where the rhythm of life is determined by successive fishing trips.

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    Awards:Special Award
  • Koyaanisqatsi

    dir. Godfrey Reggio
    dok1982

    The first part of the iconic 'Qatsi' trilogy is a beautiful visual essay made in documentary form. "Koyaanisqatsi" in the language of the Hopi people living in Arizona means "life out of balance" or "life in a state of chaos". The main and only protagonist here is planet Earth, the site of a clash between two different realities: primeval nature and human civilisation.

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  • Kuba

    dir. Marcin Strauchold
    dok2023

    Janusz Morgenstern was a director of films and TV series that left a permanent mark on Polish cinematography, such as ‘Good Bye, Till Tomorrow’, ‘To Kill This Love’ or ‘More Than Life at Stake’. Morgenstern’s portrait is woven out of broadcasts, photos, interviews with his loved ones and his own films.

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  • La Perra

    dir. Carla Melo Gampert
    anim2023

    Being a daughter, being a mother, becoming a woman.

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  • Les Chenilles

    dir. Michelle Keserwany, Noel Keserwany
    fab2023

    Asma and Sarah, two women originally from the Levant, find themselves working in the same restaurant in the city of Lyon in France. Both bear the weight of a home they were forced to leave behind. In the midst of forced migrations, can we move past our animosity to find solace in each other?

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  • Life Is Beautiful (Al Haya Helwa)

    dir. Mohamed Jabaly
    dok2023

    When Mohamed Jabaly, a young Palestinian filmmaker, was invited to Norway, he did not realize he would have to stay there over the next seven years. He could not go back to Gaza because Israel had just closed the only border crossing with Egypt. As a result, he made a tragicomedy about Palestinian fate.

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  • Lili

    dir. Sylwia Rosak
    dok2023

    Lili is eight and tries to understand the world of adults. She lives in Norway, the migration destination of her parents, who are no longer together. Her dad, when they meet, takes her backpacking, which is an opportunity to deepen their relationship.

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  • Limits of Europe (Hranice Evropy)

    dir. Apolena Rychlíková
    dok2024

    A prominent Czech journalist leaves her family and joins “cheap labour force” in Western Europe. She experiences first-hand the struggles of Eastern European low-wage workers whose sacrifice and hard work allow for the Western society’s comfort.

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  • Manual for a Divorce (Résumé d'un divorce)

    dir. Peter Ghesquiere
    fab2023

    Divorce is not as complicated as adults claim. You just need to split everything in two equal parts and make sure that ex-partners live far away from each other. Then after six years of tearing your hair out, shedding tears and immersion in despair, you will be able to have a civil conversation.

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  • Metamorphosis

    dir. Pim Zwier
    dok2023

    Maria Sibylla Meriam was Mary of flowers and butterflies. This 17th century German researcher was the precursor of entomology, ecology and developmental biology. In her albums, the intimate life of insects was portrayed with scientific discipline and artistic talent. Pim Zwier walks in her footsteps subjecting viewers to an experiment aiming to test their patience and attentiveness.

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  • Me, Monster (Ja, potwór)

    dir. Zofia Tomalska
    anim2024

    Fear is an internal monster debilitating every cell of the body and disseminating without control. Is it possible to stop it? This animation will surprise you by offering a psychedelic journey to the labyrinth of the human mind and remote corners of the human body. A stream of consciousness ponding to the rhythm of disco, electronic and hip hop sounds.

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  • Missing 10 Hours VR (10 Missing Hours)

    dir. Fanni Fazakas
    anim2023

    Welcome to Missing 10 Hours, a night-time party where having the most fun is the ultimate goal, regardless of the consequences. 'Missing 10 Hours VR' is an interactive story that guides you through the narrative, allowing you to make decisions that affect the outcome. Based on true stories of young partygoers who are survivors of drug-facilitated abuse.

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  • Monogamia

    dir. Ohad Milstein
    dok2023

    The director observes his senior parents whose relationship burned out a long time ago, for which his mother tries to compensate with shopaholism. The son initiates a psychodrama featuring his parents and at the same time tests his own marriage, which is falling into a routine. Is monogamy still the best form of a relationship?

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  • Moving Mountains

    dir. Jessica Poon
    anim2024

    The characters of this animation are little creatures looking like people without faces, clothes or emotions. On the one hand, they seem to be roaming without an aim, while on the other, they try to move ‘mountains’ with all their might. This surreal story is a metaphor of the lifestyle of modern nomads constantly chasing novelty and, at the same time, entangled in old habits.

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  • My Notes from the Underground (Moje zapiski z podziemia)

    dir. Jacek Petrycki
    dok2011

    The documentary provides a behind-the-scenes look at the activities of the anti-communist underground in Poland in the 1980s.

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  • Nabu

    dir. Joanna Rusinek
    anim2023

    Nabu’s carefree childhood is interrupted by bombs falling on her native village. The brave girl is trying to escape and find a safe haven. A remarkably touching animation about the fate of refugees as seen by a child, presented with great sensitivity and subtlety.

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  • Naqoyqatsi

    dir. Godfrey Reggio
    dok2002

    ‘Naqoyqatsi’ – Life as War, is the third and final part of the Qatsi Trilogy. Employing the most advanced computer techniques of the time, it is a dreary vision of the world completely dominated by technology.

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  • Needle (Igła)

    dir. Józef Gross
    dok2024

    A punk story about the Z generation without censorship. Oscar, who lives in Toronto, returns to Krakow after many years. He carries a baggage of difficult life experiences with him and has a plan for the coming future – tattooing.

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  • Nice Ladies

    dir. Mariia Ponomarova
    dok2024

    A team of aging Ukrainian cheerleaders hold on to their friendship as each navigates the trauma of war in her own way.

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  • Nutcracker Girl (Dziewczynka do orzechów)

    dir. Michalina Musialik
    anim2023

    Christmas is the magic time when snow falls, the family gets together and toys become alive. On this special evening, a little girl can see her doll embark on a great adventure. The magic is gone the moment a wooden soldier puts his hand under the doll’s dress. A story about growing up and discovering carnality to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s ballet.

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  • Of Caravan and The Dogs (Of Caravan And The Dogs)

    dir. Askold Kurov, Anonymous 1
    dok2024

    In Russia, those who hail the truth are considered foreign intelligence agents. One example is journalists of Novaya Gazeta, which received the Nobel Peace Prize six months before the invasion of Ukraine. How to maintain independence when the screws are being put on even harder?

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    Awards:Golden Horn
  • Omar and Cedric: If This Ever Gets Weird

    dir. Nicolas Jack Davies
    dok2023

    This film has the dynamics of progressive rock, the preferred genre of the cult American band Mars Volta for over twenty years. The film edited out of hundreds of hours of archival footage is a painfully honest portrayal of friendship, successes, transformations and failures.

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    Awards:Special Award
  • Once Within a Time

    dir. Godfrey Reggio, Jon Kane
    dok2023

    Godfrey Reggio returns after ten years with a new experimental film unlike any other from his already daring career: a bardic fairy tale about the end of the world and the beginning of a new one, tinged with apocalyptic comedy, rapturous cinematography, unforgettable vistas, and the innocence and hopes of a new generation.

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  • Only Day And Night (Tylko dzień i noc)

    dir. Grzegorz Brzozowski
    dok2024

    In the pandemic, during the strict lockdown period, human contacts were limited. Online conversations became the most common way of communication. The director employed them to talk to people stuck alone at home, just like him. What were they afraid of? How were they doing?

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    Awards:Special Award
  • Only Day And Night [PL audio description] (Tylko dzień i noc)

    dir. Grzegorz Brzozowski
    dok2024

    In the pandemic, during the strict lockdown period, human contacts were limited. Online conversations became the most common way of communication. The director employed them to talk to people stuck alone at home, just like him. What were they afraid of? How were they doing?

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  • On the 8th Day (Au 8ème Jour)

    dir. Agathe Sénéchal, Alicia Massez, Elise Debruyne, Flavie Carin, Théo Duhautois
    anim2023

    Seven days were needed to create the world, but one day was enough to destroy everything. The authors of this animated film invite the viewers to a beautiful land, woven of colourful yarn, full of animals and plants. Imperceptibly, darkness and gloom creep into this ideal world, gradually engulfing the fauna and flora.

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    Awards:Special Mention
  • Open Eyes (Zheng Zhe De Yan Jing)

    dir. Qi Zhang
    fab2023

    Residents of no other country have been so much experienced by the pandemic restrictions. In China, a quarantine meant not only a ban to leave your house but also a welded door. ‘Open Eyes’ is a film that settles accounts with this difficult period in an unexpected way by presenting a relatively young marriage trapped in isolation.

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  • Operation Mummy (Operasjon Mumie)

    dir. Grethe Bøe-Waal
    fab2019
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  • Otherland (Obczyzna)

    dir. Piotr Wysocki
    dok2024

    Poland through the eyes of immigrants. Over the course of 10 years, we follow ups and downs of three characters who have moved to Warsaw from the smallest region of Russia, located in the Caucasus. They are of the same nationality, but their ambitions differ. How will their lives turn out in their new homeland?

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  • Ouvidor

    dir. Matias Borgström
    dok2023

    In Ouvidor, the largest art squat in Latin America, 120 artists from different countries resist constant eviction threats from a government with fascist tendencies in Brazil, while internal tensions are fueled by Red Bull's sponsorship of their Art Biennial.

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  • Poste Restante

    dir. Marcel Łoziński
    dok2008

    Before a letter reaches the addressee, it must go through dozens of hands and procedures. But not always is it possible to deliver it to the person whose address features on the envelope.

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  • Potatoes (Ziemniaki)

    dir. Marcin Podolec
    anim2023

    The list of the father’s expectations from his son makes the young boy feel insufficiently good. The situation changes when the son becomes a parent himself. Will he set the bar for his own child equally high? A charming animation about parenthood, unfulfilled ambitions and letting oneself err.

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  • Powaqqatsi

    dir. Godfrey Reggio
    dok1988

    The protagonists of the film are the people, the inhabitants of the southern hemisphere - indigenous tribes and metropolitan dwellers, their daily life and culture.

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  • Practice Exercises (Ćwiczenia warsztatowe)

    dir. Marcel Łoziński
    dok1986

    An inconspicuous street survey on young people presents the spectrum of manipulation available to television. Thanks to image and sound edition it is possible to turn the original picture and message of contributions around. Łoziński first records a variety of answers to the question about the condition of young people at present provided by random passers‐by and then shows how the material obtained may be manipulated, depending on the filmmaker’s needs.

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  • Purga

    dir. Gintarė Valevičiūtė Brazauskienė, Antanas Skučas
    anim2023

    Winter, 1942. Beyond the Arctic Circle, on the uninhabited island of Trofimovsk in the Laptev Sea, deported peoples struggle to survive. In this harsh, alien landscape, man is a mere speck.

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  • Putin's Playground

    dir. Konrad Szołajski
    dok2024

    Russia has been trying to rebuild its empire for years. Its invasion of Ukraine deprived us of our sense of security. A couple of documentary filmmakers from Poland embark on a journey to look for answers about threats for Central and Eastern Europe.

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  • Rat Pack (Szczurołap)

    dir. Andrzej Czarnecki
    dok1986
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  • Ready (Etoimoi)

    dir. Eirini Vianelli
    anim2023

    When distinguished representatives of the country look at you from paintings on the walls, you had better behave decently. Meanwhile, employees of the Greek parliament kill time with meaningless activities and behave like little children. Where are those who made great Greek history?

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  • Red Emma (Emma la rouge)

    dir. Macha Ovtchinnikova
    fab2023

    This miniature, set in two time realities, presents a biography and philosophy of an activist Emma Goldman (1869-1940). ‘The right to vote, or equal civil rights, may be good demands’ says the protagonist, ‘but true emancipation begins in a woman's soul.’ Has this idea become outdated or perhaps it resonates nowadays stronger than ever?

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  • Resentment (Obraza)

    dir. Gleb Osatinski
    fab2023

    17-year-old Yasha is rebelling against authority, but in 1990's Soviet Ukraine some of the opposing forces are more dangerous than others. When Yasha hits his breaking point, raw impulses propel him to the precipice of irreparable harm.

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  • Silent Panorama (Silent panorama)

    dir. Nicolas Piret
    anim2024

    Splashing of a stream, rustling of leaves, chirping of birds. Soon, the sounds of nature turn into the sounds of a tree being felled, a factory or a train. With consecutive sounds, more fragments of a picture are being revealed on a piece of paper. An interesting formal experiment, which makes us more aware of how man drowns out the peaceful life of nature.

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  • Silent Trees (Drzewa milczą)

    dir. Agnieszka Zwiefka
    dok2024

    Runa, a 16-year-old Kurdish girl, had escaped from Iraq to avoid the attacks of ISIS and, together with her family, became stuck on the Polish-Belorussian border. Eventually, she managed to reach Poland, where she needed to grow up at an accelerated speed. Thanks to her animated drawings, the audience can discover more about her.

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    Awards:Golden Hobby-Horse / Wyróżnienia
  • Simple Songs about Death

    dir. Marta Wieczorek, Maciej Czurychta
    dok2021

    The experience involves a meditative journey through the misty landscape of the Vistula River. As the audience, we are mere observers of the encountered situations, with no influence over the course of events.

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  • Smiling Georgia (ღიმილიანი საქართველო)

    dir. Luka Beradze
    dok2023

    Elderly population of village No Name is left teethless after a failed 2012 pre-election campaign "Smiling Georgia". Will their lives change as new promises and guarantees are made to them in sight of 2020 elections?

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  • Son of the Mullah

    dir. Nahid Persson
    dok2023

    Ruhollah Zam, a persecuted journalist from Teheran, was forced to leave for France with his family, but even there he needs to live in conspiracy. The director accompanies him during remote work and in his everyday fear. It turns out that the international network of activists is infiltrated by the Iranian regime.

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  • Stay Homas. The Band That Shouldn't Exist (Stay Homas. La banda que no hauria d’existir)

    dir. Oriol Gispert, Nick Bolger, Ramon Balagué
    dok2024

    The trio from Barcelona helped many to survive the lockdown. The songs referring to the pandemic situation, which were recorded by Stay Homas at their balcony, went viral and brought them popularity all over the world. Eventually, they had to cease to be an online phenomenon only.

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  • Stimulants & Empathogens (Stymulanty & Empatogeny)

    dir. Mateusz Pacewicz
    fab2024

    Antek fell in love head over heels. The object of his affection is Kuba, a teenage drug dealer. The boys have nothing in common. How to initiate a meeting? Antek does not take drugs, but he is in love, so he continues to buy fixes. Eventually, the boys have a chance to spend a longer evening together. Can anything go wrong?

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  • Submarine (Łódź podwodna)

    dir. Oliwia Zakrzewska
    dok2024

    Oliwia is experiencing a maternity crisis. She is a young single mother who raises her two-year-old son. Struggling with depression, she tries to seek help in many different ways - at counselling centres, church or Tinder.

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  • Such a Place (Takie miejsce)

    dir. Andrzej Titkow
    dok1985

    A poetic impression of Krakow's Jewish district, Kazimierz.

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  • Suisunday

    dir. Tal Menkes
    fab2024

    A rucksack suddenly falls from the edge of the table. No, it is not true. Nothing happens suddenly. The backpack started falling the moment it was put away by Naomi. Her gesture began the process whose result we could see. What happened in the case of Albert and what decision will he take when he stands above a dying bee?

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  • Teaches of Peaches

    dir. Philipp Fussenegger, Judy Landkammer
    dok2024

    Peaches, who is a performer, provoker and a sassy lady, does not slow down in the sixth decade of her life. To the contrary, her tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album ‘Teaches of Peaches’ was an explosion of creativity. For the filmmakers, it was an opportunity to find out more about this rebellious artist, an icon of feminism and queer culture. Age rated: 18+

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    Awards:Golden Heynal
  • There Are People in the Forest (W lesie są ludzie)

    dir. Szymon Ruczyński
    anim2023

    Polish-Belarusian border from a bird’s eye view. Refugees, who are trying to cross it to get to Poland, are hiding in the forest. As if in a computer game, they need to go back to square one when they encounter an evil character or the game is over. Based on the author and witnesses’ accounts, the animation depicts the terrifying humanitarian crisis which has been going on since 2021.

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  • There Will Be No Other End (Innego końca nie będzie)

    dir. Piotr Milczarek
    anim2024

    A depressing vision in which the end of the world is not spectacular and may arrive unnoticed. Humans are to blame for the failure – their stupidity, pride, thoughtlessness, lack of empathy and irresponsibility. A satire on contemporary society in five acts, which reveals human faults and weaknesses in a humorous way.

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    Awards:Golden Hobby-Horse
  • Thermodielectric (Termodielétrico)

    dir. Ana Costa Ribeiro
    dok2023

    When he was on his deathbed, Brazil was bidding farewell to him as an activist advocating for the peaceful application of nuclear energy. Joaquim da Costa Ribeiro's granddaughter and the author of this very personal film tries to reconstruct her grandfather persona using private and public memory traces.

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  • The Andersson Brothers (Bröderna Andersson)

    dir. Johanna Bernhardson
    dok2024

    A renowned Swedish director, Roy Andersson, had three brothers, but their lives parted dramatically at a certain time. A daughter of one of them, standing behind the camera, in both an intimate and uncompromising way, x-rays the family story marked by addictions and conflicts.

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  • The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily (La fameuse invasion des ours en Sicile)

    dir. Lorenzo Mattotti
    anim2019
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  • The Betrayed

    dir. Clive Gordon
    dok1995

    For his cinematography in this film, Jacek Petrycki won a BAFTA award from the British Academy of Film. The harrowing story of the mothers of Russian soldiers sent to attack Grozny in 1994, who search for their missing sons.

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  • The Car that Came Back from the Sea (Samochód, który wrócił z morza)

    dir. Jadwiga Kowalska
    anim2023

    Poland, 1981. A group of young people have a dream: to have a car, be free and go on a trip to the seaside. They are not really into politics, even though shelves in shops are empty and it is impossible to get a passport. An animated road movie, in a comic book style, documenting Poland during the communist era.

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  • The Catastrophy (Katastrofa)

    dir. Marek Drążewski
    dok1986

    A film interpretation of an interesting theory by French scientist Rene Thom, concerning certain events occurring in biology, physics, economics in an abrupt manner, involving a change in structure or state. This theory allows us to better understand the phenomena occurring in the world around us.

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  • The Chalice. Of Sons and Daughters (O Tahtai. Savendar tai Seiandar)

    dir. Catalina Tesar, Dana Bunescu
    dok2022

    A Roma group in Transylvania has a tradition that resemble aristocratic families', of passing on a chalice. The unobtrusive artefact may end up only in the hands of the male offspring of the clan. Problems with getting pregnant or giving birth only to daughters may lead to family conflicts or even pose a threat of ending the relationship. In order to avoid the tragedy, young women decide to undergo a sex-selective abortion.

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  • The Gospel according to Ciretta (Il Vangelo secondo Ciretta)

    dir. Caroline von der Tann
    dok2024

    Ciretta lives in the streets of old Naples, primarily from theft and prostitution. He is also a street singer and a faithful adherent of the local Virgin Mary cult. In his company, we visit places where plebeian religiousness merges with cheerfulness and human solidarity.

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  • The Illustrated Woman (La mujer ilustrada)

    dir. Isabel Herguera
    anim2023

    Ramia, Saadiya, Shubhashree and Samira are women with different experiences and dreams who meet at a henna tattoo workshop run by Isabel. Their stories in combination with the technique of collage and live henna tattoo design make a documentary animation which screams loud and clear for freedom and equality.

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  • The Last Expedition (Ostatnia wyprawa)

    dir. Eliza Kubarska
    dok2024

    Wanda Rutkiewicz, the most outstanding Polish mountaineer, went missing on 13 May 1992 on her way to Kangchenjunga. The film director, Eliza Kubarska, sets out to follow the same route. She talks to witnesses of the past events and confronts them with theories of Wanda’s disappearance – is it possible that she is still alive?

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  • The Mandala (Mandala)

    dir. Mikołaj Janik
    fab2023

    In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, a mandala is a mystical symbol of the universe. A wheel joins harmoniously with a square. In the same way, the present and the past, reality and a dream, are enlaced in the world of Łucja, a single mother. Harmony is becoming replaced by everyday mundane rehabilitation and a nightmare as if from another dimension.

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  • The Masterpiece (La Gran Obra)

    dir. Álex Lora
    fab2024

    Leo and Diana, a rich couple, bring a broken TV to a recycle point. They meet Salif and his son, two scrap dealers. Diana asks them to come to their house to get more objects. Once there, Leo looks at them collecting objects with mistrust, until they see the scrap dealers have something they want.

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  • The Microphone Test (Próba mikrofonu)

    dir. Marcel Łoziński
    dok1980

    An employee of the radio broadcasting system at a Warsaw cosmetics plant tries to include more serious contents in his everyday programme.

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  • The Miracle (Cud)

    dir. Ewa Borysewicz
    fab2024

    The life of a young man, a hedonist and a sinner, is turned upside down when his wife becomes pregnant. The protagonist tries to escape, but it does not bring him any comfort. To the contrary, it complicates his life even more. Combining animation with acting, the film borders on experimental cinema.

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    Awards:Special Mention / Special Award
  • The Peter Plan (Plan Petera)

    dir. Grzegorz Pacek
    dok2024

    Wracked with pain, a man flees our hyper-connected world to end his electro suffering.

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  • The Power of Resistance (Siła oporu)

    dir. Elżbieta Benkowska
    fab2024

    Olga’s political idealism and hopes for a better future are put to the hardest of tests. The authoritarian, omniscient communist authorities are determined to break down the actress when her father is in hospital fighting for his life, while her husband is in prison. Olga needs to make a choice.

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    Awards:Special Mention
  • The Return of Agnieszka H. (Powrót Agnieszki H.)

    dir. Krystyna Krauze, Jacek Petrycki
    dok2013

    The film is a light-hearted and, in many places, humorous story about the student years of Poland's most famous director Agnieszka Holland, who studied at FAMU from 1966 to 1971, during the period of political breakthroughs. The artist actively participated in the events of the Prague Spring and the student protests against the so-called normalisation in Czechoslovakia.

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  • The Shadow of Dawn (Eha Vari)

    dir. Olga Stalev
    anim2024

    A young girl rejects the advances of a lumberjack she met in the forest. Soon, she encounters Beast with a crow’s head and Shadow sets off to fight for her life. This magic story about love, rejection and hurt feelings is a puppet animation with impressive stage design and costume details.

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  • The Unicorn in Snowpants Suddenly Ran Off (Das Einhorn mit der Schneehose rannte plötzlich los)

    dir. Philipp Schaeffer
    dok2023

    "The Unicorn in Snowpants suddenly ran off" explores the clash between blind children's fantasy worlds and the reality they live in. The film draws us into the worlds of three confident children, for whom blindness is not a disability but rather a different kind of normal. Larks, telephones and short stories each play a role.

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  • This Peculiar Day (Tento divný deň)

    dir. Emilia Ondriasova
    fab2023

    Martin has it all: his own art gallery, an intelligent wife, a nice apartment and an organised and settled life. This may be the core of the problem - his everyday life is overwhelmed by all-encompassing boredom or, simply, the mid-life crisis. He decides to face it in the most mature way: by running away.

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  • Three Birds (Tri ticice)

    dir. Zarja Menart
    anim2024

    A girl visits a bird-woman to ask her how to deal with the problems bothering her. The strange older lady sends her on a journey inside herself, in which she is accompanied by three birds. Walking through a dark forest and murky reeds, entering a mysterious lake, the character experiences pain, fright and fear.

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  • Tiger Soup (Zupa z tygrysa)

    dir. Kacper Świtalski
    dok2023

    A clash of grey communist reality with the American dream. A nostalgic story of Staś, a welder, who left Poland in the 1970s to start working in the biggest and oldest travelling circus in the world.

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    Awards:Golden Hobby-Horse
  • Too Close (Apropierea)

    dir. Botond Püsök
    dok2023

    He did not drink, came from a respectable family and attended Mass every Sunday. Only Andrea and her daughter knew that he was a man with a friendly face which concealed dangerous tendencies. When he ended up in prison, the residents of a Transylvanian village, instead of taking the side of the pregnant woman and her child, refused to believe in his guilt.

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  • Via Dolorosa

    dir. Rachel Gutgarts
    anim2023

    Ten days before the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the animation artist returns to the streets of Jerusalem. Trying to find her lost youth, she captures fleeting images of the city's vibrant nightlife. A bold, subjective look at coming of age in a city laden with history and rituals, uncompromisingly blending the sacred with the profane.

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  • Visitors

    dir. Godfrey Reggio
    dok2013

    The film is a sequence of 74 black and white takes, each about a minute long, shot with exquisite precision and then significantly slowed down. Watching ‘Visitors’ is a very direct and intense contemplative experience. The most fascinating emotions are recorded on the faces of anonymous persons filmed from up-close against a black background when they are looking straight into the camera lens.

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  • Wałęsa by Wałęsa (Wałęsa według Wałęsy)

    dir. Andrzej Fidyk
    dok2015
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  • Wander to Wonder

    dir. Nina Gantz
    anim2023

    Mary, Billybud and Fumbleton are three miniature, human actors who perform in an eighties kids TV series called “Wander to Wonder”. After the creator of the series has died, they are left alone in the studio. With their slowly decaying costumes and growing hunger, they continue to make increasingly strange episodes for their fans.

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  • When Harmattan Blows

    dir. Edyta Wróblewska
    dok2024

    As an 8-year-old girl, Barbara shared the fate of thousands of Ghanaian children who were forced into slave labour by their own parents. After many years she comes back to her family home to ask questions that have bothered her for her entire life.

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  • Where Russia Ends (Tam, de zakinchuyetʹsya Rosiya)

    dir. Oleksiy Radynski
    dok2024

    In 2022, during Russia’s on-going invasion of Ukraine, unknown film footage was discovered in Kiev. It is a testimony to the erased history of numerous imperialistic wars waged by Russia against its later colonies.

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  • Why We Fight (Pourquoi on se bat)

    dir. Camille Etienne, Solal Moisan
    dok2023

    Camille Etienne is 23 years old. She is a french activist for climate and social justice. After fighting for several years to raise public awareness on the climate crisis, she sails away with her camera and her two best friends to Iceland to witness for herself the very reason behind her commitment : the melting ice.

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  • Women Visiting a City (Las visitantes)

    dir. Enrique Buleo
    fab2022

    Three retired women travel on a bus on their way to Europe. They have just become widows and it’s time to start living. All their lives, they have heard people talk about the wonders of tourism, and they are dying to experience it firsthand.

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  • You Destroy. We Create. The War on Ukraine's Culture (You Destroy. We Create. The war on Ukraine's culture)

    dir. Felix Gaedtke, Gayatri Parameswaran
    dok2022

    Witness how Ukrainian art & culture have become targets of the ongoing war and meet the inspiring people on the frontlines protecting it.

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