Languages Archives: Polish

Mug (Twarz)

  •   Malgorzata Szumowska
  •   Poland
  •   Spotlight: Comedy, Spotlight: Women in Cinema, World Cinema
  •   Drama

Synopsis

“Mug is a strange, engaging film – well and potently acted and directed, a drama that puts you inside its extended community with a mix of robust realism and a streak of fantasy comedy” –The Guardian

Carefree metalhead Jacek is engaged to beautiful Dagmara and working construction on what is supposed to be the world’s tallest statue of Jesus when a shocking accident completely changes his life. Małgorzata Szumowska provides another powerful indictment of provincial Poland’s hypocrisy, prejudice and fear of difference in this tragicomedy, as Jacek’s face transplant brings out the worst in his small-town neighbors.

  •  Polish with subtitles
  •  91 minutes

Screenings

No screenings currently scheduled

Sponsors

Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

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Women in Cinema Program Patron

Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation

Cold War (Zimna wojna)

  •   Pawel Pawlikowski
  •   Poland, France, United Kingdom
  •   Masters
  •   Drama, Historical, Romance

Synopsis

“It left me speechless.” –The Guardian

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Pawlikowski’s first film since the Academy Award®-winning Ida proves well worth the wait.

  •  Polish with subtitles
  •  90 minutes

Screenings

No screenings currently scheduled

Media

Sponsors

Cultural Partner

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Patrons

Mary and Joseph Plauché

All That I Love (Wszystko co kocham)

  •   Jacek Borcuch
  •   Poland

Synopsis

Eighteen-year-old Janek is the leader of a punk band during Poland’s tumultuous early 1980s. Amidst martial law, midnight curfews, and imposing censorship, Janek must also contend with conflicts at home as well as his own sexual and political awakenings. Culminating with a spirited pro-Solidarity climax at the school dance, All That I Love is a absorbing coming-of-age drama, featuring charismatic performances, and an inspired tale of music, romance, and politics. Polish with subtitles.

  •  Polish with subtitles
  •  95 minutes

Sponsors

Co-presented by the Polish FIlm Festival America