dir. Michał RosaPolska, 2019, 108 min
There was no way this could have been a success! It’s 1901. After a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, Józef Piłsudski “Ziuk” becomes the leader of the underground independence movement once again. He’s unyielding on the battlefield, but in his private life he surrenders to passion, torn between the two women of his life: his wife and his lover. While the conservative members of the Polish Socialist Party see him as a terrorist, Piłsudski and his closest collaborators will refrain from nothing, be it attacks on tsarist officials and highest-ranking officers, smuggling bombs or a daring train robbery, to achieve his goal: an independent Poland. 1914 approaches and “Ziuk” sees some new opportunities for accomplishing the impossible. This is picaresque cinema, a passionate romance, the true story of the Marshal like you’ve never known before.
Short Film Competition