In 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumiere invented the cinematographe and made the very first films in history: Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory, The Sprinkler Sprinkled and others. With time, by facilitating the work of the camera, perfecting the composition of the frame, introducing retakes and boldly experimenting with special effects, they laid foundations for the film art of today.
The plot revolves around the vicissitudes of an average man, a henpecked husband by nature, who becomes a grass widower for a couple of days and – being jealous about his friends’ erotic conquests – decides to try out a romance with some attractive woman...
Epilogue at Nurnberg
The film, maintained in the convention of theatre of fact, is a shocking reconstruction of the historical process and a thorough analysis of the greatest crime in human history, its motives, mechanisms and main characters. The film stars leading Polish actors. It was shot on the basis of the documents from the Nuremberg trials, an international body established to try the major war criminals...
In the flat of her late mother, the six-year-old Frida silently watches her last things being packed. Friends fare well to the girl, running after the car that drives her away. Although the family of her uncle welcomes Frida with open arms, a lot of time needs to pass before she will get used to the new home in the countryside, far from her home Barcelona.
Through & Through
A psychological reconstruction of an authentic crime from 1930s. A married couple of unemployed intelligentsia members, Maria and Jan Malisz (Anna Nieborowska in her only film role and Franciszek Trzeciak), are becoming more and more impoverished, hopeless and powerless. With no chances for any kind of work or prospects, dejected by their family, they are driven to make a tragic decision to murder three defenceless elderly people.
The Son of Snow Queen
The 7-year-old Marcin, hungry for love and warmth, thanks to the pensioner writer Kazimierz runs away to the land of ficticious protagonists of Hans Christian Andersen. Only there can he feel safe. His mother brings him up single-handedly, barely making ends meet...
20-year-old Jurek, plunged into despair and hopelessness, tormented by suicidal thoughts, lives and is cared for by his aunt. When the woman is not there for a few days, the boy is driven to imagine what would happen, if he killed her.