New Horizons' Polish Days Goes to Cannes
Goes to Cannes
Poland – Feature – 85’
Directed by: Michal Szczecniaks
Produced by: Ewa Szwarc (Kosmos Production)
Synopsis: A girl is kidnapped and kept a prisoner. In captivity she learns she has been adopted and her family buried the uncomfortable truth. In order to break free she needs to solve a mystery from the past.
Huray, We're Still Alive! (Hura, wciaz zyjemy!)
Poland – Feature – 82’
Directed by: Agnieszka Polska
Produced by: Anna Gawlita (Kijora Film)
Synopsis: A film crew is awaiting the comeback of an influential director. Instead of him, a member of a far-left militant group arrives to get back the money borrowed by the missing filmmaker.
Of Animals and Man (Zabinscy. O zwierzetach i ludziach)
Documentary – Poland – 70’
Directed by: Lukasz Czajka
Produced by: Anna Wereda (Autograf Karol Wozbinski)
Synopsis: Under the Nazis’ nose, about 300 people, mostly Jews, took shelter in the Warsaw Zoo during the Second World War. The film is going to revive the surreal atmosphere of those events.
Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia – Historical drama – 120’
Directed by: Jan Jakub Kolski
Produced by: Jan Jakub Kolski (Wytwórnia Doswiadczalna Sp. z o.o.), Agnieszka Janowska, Pawel Kosun (Centrala Film)
Synopsis: Film written into the dramatic history of post war Poland, that still remains universal in its story - a struggle of two parents to regain their dignity and balance in life after losing their child.
The Language of the Birds (Mowa Ptaków)
Poland – Feature – 120’
Directed by: Xawery Zulawski, Co-directors: Jan Komasa, Jacek Borcuch, Piotr Kielar
Produced by: Marcin Wierzchoslawski (Metro Films)
Synopsis: A collective portrait of people from different backgrounds, lost in the chaos of a big city. It channels the social unrest currently sweeping Poland, in a confusion of the times in which we live.
Poland, The Netherlands, Germany – Feature – 94’
Directed by:Adrian Panek
Produced by: Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska (Balapolis)
Synopsis: Summer 1945. Eight children that have been released from Gross-Rosen concentration camp arrive into orphanage set in the palace in the forest. They are slowly trying to recover but nightmare returns.