The film is a combination of two short stories. Part one features a Warsaw slyboots Dzidziuś. Dragged against his will into the War- saw Uprising, he brings himself to make a heroic deed, however entirely pointless. Part two takes place at a German Oflag. There circulates a legend about an alleged prison break of Lieutenant Zawistowski. Few know the truth but won’t say a word not to rob their fellow inmates of hope.
People On The Road
The film takes a look behind the scenes of a circus. The camera records small events like carriage cleaning, training and final rehearsal before the show. Each of more than a dozen short takes studies the colourful everyday life of wandering artists.
One of the most important achievements in Polish documentary film. A record of a Warsaw tram drivers amateur brass band rehearsal. The Musicians is purely observatory and illustrates the innate human need to create.
The Maids of Wilko
Having lost his friend, almost 40-year-old Wiktor Ruben visits his aunt and uncle in the countryside where he spent his youth in a manor house with a group of girls. A lot has changed since then. Julia gave birth to twin girls. Emancipated Jola got married. Fela died prematurely. Zosia and Kazia are not the same any more either. Little Tunia grew up into a beautiful young lady. Ruben’s visit, his memories and attempts to bring back the past disturb the ladies of the house, expose their complicated life p...
The First Step
The story of young ballet dancers. Camera and microphone record a 1stgrade music lesson at a music school.
When a certain painter steals his own painting to spark interest in his works, all eyes fall on Stanisław, an inconspicuous museum employee. In a desperate attempt to avoid the justice system, the man takes up a job as a housekeeper named Marysia. This leads to a whole bunch of hilarious events and – for the protagonist – to a series of rather inconvenient encounters, including a clash with a permanent director, a moonshine-producing professor and a painter who only depicts hands.
The Weather Forecast
Autumn of 1981. Gathered around a TV, a group of nursing home patients is listening to a ghastly weather forecast for the upcoming winter. Considering the economic situation, the elderly may not survive. The very same night, a truck brings a transport of coffins. Watching how the caskets are moved to the attic, the patients connect the dots with an increasing fear: it seems that the management – unable to help all of them through the winter – wants to kill a few off. The decision is unanimous. They lea...
Point Of View
A record of visits to small-town amateur photography clubs. Young people attending community centres talk about how they see their towns and those who live there. Photography gives them a new perspective and teaches sensitivity.