SCREENING
WATERSHED CINEMA 2
14:30
£5.00
INCLUDED IN FESTIVAL PASS OR BUY SINGLE TICKETS
1hr 30m
Dir: Various

KFF Sales and Promotion is thrilled and honoured to collaborate with Encounters – Short Film & Animation Festival by curating the Polish Voices guest programmes. We are happy to be able to get British and international audiences acquainted with the best Polish productions, both recent and archival.

Films:

The 24 h of Jadwiga L. fotos24 Hours of Jadwiga L.

Dir: Krystyna Gryczełowska
Poland 1967
14 mins

The typical life of a working class woman in the 1960s: there’s no room for personal concerns between night shifts and taking care of the family. Purposeful movements and tired eyes – the portrait of a nameless heroine of everyday life.

Seven women of different ages (6)Seven Women at Different Ages

Dir: Krzysztof Kieślowski
Poland 1978
15 mins

Each day of the week shows a ballerina of classical dance at work or in rehearsal; but the ages of the dancers vary from the youngest child taking its first steps in ballet to the eldest ballerina who is now a ballet teacher.

Everyone Knows Who They Are Standing BehindEveryone Knows Who They Are Standing Behind

Dir: Maria Zmarz Koczanowicz
Poland 1983
6 mins

Of scarce commodities and disappointed hopes: the queues in front of the shops reveal the social stagnation. People queue up endlessly to get anything. No matter what.

Day after day fotosDay After Day

Dir: Irena Kamienska
Poland 1988
16 mins

1988: for 36 years the twin sisters have been loading and unloading bricks every day. Their lifetime as well as that of the People’s Republic they were meant to help build both run out in the eternally repeated movements and grumpy reflections. A documentary stream of consciousness.

such a nice son 2Such A Nice Boy I Gave Birth To

Dir: Marcin Koszałka
Poland 1999
25 mins

A film that shocked Poland. Director and provocateur Marcin Koszałka lounges on the sofa and films himself as he stoically endures his mother’s abuse. A family hell without taboos.

sistersSisters

Dir: Paweł Łoziński
Poland 1999
12 mins

One act reveals a life drama and the drama of old age of two sisters. The theme is domination and mutual attraction of strength and weakness. Two old sisters sit on a bench and talk. The older sister, who is 87-years-old (“old, much too old”), tells her younger sister that throughout her life she had to be taken care of, being “such a screw-up”. Now she keeps an eye on her sister, because she should walk and exercise her sick leg. And whether she likes it or not, she has to go round the yard again and again. Well, you remain the younger sister for the rest of your life…


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