My Country So Beautiful
dir. Grzegorz PaprzyckiPolska, 2019, 29 min
The irony of the title stems from the exacerbation of radical sentiments among Poles in recent years. According to the information at the beginning, the film is a “non-chronological documentation of selected social events”. Director juxtaposes rallies, demonstrations and street riots as well as speeches delivered by antifascist organisations. A non-linear structure creates a sense of escalation of strong emotions and hatred during public gatherings. Poles seen through Grzegorz Paprzycki’s lens seem to be a nation deeply conflicted or even divided into groups that use the same notions but in entirely different ways.
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