Productions

"The Noble Breed - Can Success be Bred?"

"The Noble Breed - Can Success be Bred?"

2009, documentary film

"The Noble Breed - Can Success be Bred?" is full- lenght polish- german- hungarian- documentary co-production, directed by Wolfgang Bergmann- an experienced diretor and producer.

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17th of August

17th of August

2009, documentary film

The film tells of one day in the life of a man, who now will never leave his cell. We observe not only routine activities, such as the prisoner performs every day. Primarily we accompany him in ceaseless consideration, of what he succeeded and what he failed to achieve before committing the crime, in his prayers and discussions with God, and also in returning to occurrences, which once seemed to him to be completely ordinary, and today seem distant and completely unreal.

 

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24 days

24 days

1999, documentary film

An extraordinary story about events that took place several tens of meters underground. The main characters of the film Adam Alagierski and his friend Rafał Wszoła found themselves in a hopeless situation. Trapped in the shaft of a closed mine, with no food supply and water, no light and warm clothing, they survived 24 days of nightmare.

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52 percent

52 percent

2007, documentary film

52 percent is the ideal proportion of one's leg length to height and one of the most important admission criteria set by the State Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg. Alla has two months to reach this dream proportions. Will she be admitted to the school?

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6 Bielinskiego Street

6 Bielinskiego Street

2005, documentary film

A communal apartment in a Petersburg tenement house is shared by a few young artists, crooks, an elderly music composer and a teenager deeply in love with her husband. We can see life both of bohemians and ordinary people. But are they just sharing the hall, kitchen and the city they live in, or also their dreams or lack thereof?

 

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7 x Moscow

7 x Moscow

2005, documentary film

The film by Piotr Stasik is like poetry without words. In seven long shots we can observe seven different areas in Moscow. These locations are not accidental. In fact every time the camera is placed in a key spot, typical for Moscow, yet completely different from others. Each one of them lets us get deeper and deeper into the city and its reality.

 

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A Folk Tale

A Folk Tale

2005, documentary film

In a small desolate village somewhere in Karelia live two people depicted by Mariusz Wilk in his book "The House on Onega". Their life resembles a bucolic Russian folk tale - they fish, exchange their catch for gasoline, keep animals, grow taters...Some say taht this idyll hides a big secret.

 

 

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A Miracle at Vistula River

A Miracle at Vistula River

2005, documentary film

“A Miracle at Vistula River” is a historical documentary film portraying events, causes and the course of the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1920, made entirely from original film materials found in Russian, Polish and British archives. It is both a documentary action film, showing the last cavalry war realized in a silent film style of the twenties, which once created its own drama, original language and unusual poetry.

 

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About the Truth

About the Truth

2005, documentary film

Immigration, living in a foreign country always brings hardships, ordeals and loneliness. But Helena, a Russian living in Poland, seems to be a successful and accomplished creator of an amateur theater, a loving and loved wife and mother. Could there be any other side to her life? Will the director manage to reach and reveal it? One thing is for sure, he manages to break the stereotype of poor Russians making living selling smuggled cigarettes. Yet there is another layer, the director's narration on how virtually impossible it is to break such a stereotype in a film.

 

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Al. Tribute to Albert Maysles

Al. Tribute to Albert Maysles

2004, documentary film

A short documentary shot especially for an opening gala of 44 Cracow Film Festival (June 2004). Albert Maysles, a co-creator of direct cinema, regarded as one of the most outstanding documentary filmmakers, received the Award of Dragon of Dragons - for his life achievements.

 

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Borovichok

Borovichok

2007, documentary film

Andriej is a boy from a Belarusian village, who was born with numerous physical and psychic defects. Due to the decision of his parents, Andriej has the chance to live out his short life surrounded by love and to do what he enjoys, instead of spending it in a special centre for the mentally ill.

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Clairvoyant

Clairvoyant

2000, documentary film

Featured in the film is Krzysztof Jackowski most famous polish clairvoyant, who works both in Poland and abroad. He lives in Człuchów in northern part of the country with wife and two children. His main interest is tracking down missing people with help of their pictures and clothes. His achievements are backed up by hundreds of documents gathered by the families of the missing and the police. Jackowski tries to explore the secret of clairvoyance and that is why he is constantly developing his parapsychological knowledge. But he still doesn’t know where the gift that he has gained comes from. The film is a documentary about the work of the polish clairvoyant who constantly helps the police and it describes a couple of cases in which his predictions turned out to be true. The author of the documentary Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz takes up a subject of a sociological phenomenon of the interest that Jackowski himself evoked. The clairvoyant has already been a topic of a master’s thesis at the law faculty at Wroclaw University. Serious establishments use Jackowski’s gift not only in order to find missing people, but also while tracking down fat cats of the criminal world. Politicians secretly ask about their chances and businessmen look for advice when it comes to investments.

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Constelations

Constelations

2007, documentary film

Bert Hellinger is one of the most important and controversial personalities in the domain of psychology of our times, and this film would be the first to show his revolutionary "Family Constellations" therapy. The occasion would be Bert Hellinger's visit to Poland in the fall of 2005. We will follow the lives of two families participating in Hellinger's workshop, one from Poland, one from Germany.

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Deyna

Deyna

2003, documentary film

A 37-minute documentary film, based on the life of the most outstanding Polish footballer, was made thanks to the Special Award received at VII Polish Independent Documentary Film Festival NURT (2001) by the filmmakers of the documentary series "Signes" produced by EUREKA MEDIA (among others: Beata Dzianowicz and Dariusz Szymura).

 

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Everything is possible

Everything is possible

2013, documentary film

To travel is to wait for what else may happen to me. It's the adrenaline, the surprise, the unexpected. I'm free, I have no duties. All I want is to get to know people, wherever they are.

Teresa Bancewicz, the main character

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Ex Oriente Workshop

Ex Oriente Workshop

2010, workshops

Ex Oriente is an international workshop dedicated to the development and funding of creative documentary films in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Farewell Comrades!

Farewell Comrades!

2011, documentary film

How the biggest utopia of the 20th century collapsed...?

December 1991: The Soviet head of state, Mikhail Gorbachev, holds long-distance calls with political leaders from the Western world. Shortly after, Gorbachev speaks on television, stating: "Hereby I quit my position as a President of the USSR."

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I, Gombro

I, Gombro

2003, documentary film

Witold Gombrowicz born in 1904, as a writer, was highly praised by some and severely criticised by others. His first works, a novel "Ferdydurke" and a drama "Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy" gained him instant recognition. He made careful observations about the reality, exposing the weaknesses of human nature and creating his own philosophy of art.

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Jerzy Grotowski - an Attempt at a Portrait

Jerzy Grotowski - an Attempt at a Portrait

1999, documentary film

In the film about the outstanding director and theoretician appears his brother- professor Kazimierz Grotowski- and his friends and collaborators, among others Georges Banu, Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Ludwik Flaszen, Maja Komorowska, Raymonde Temkine, and Anatolij Vasiliev. The filming locations were Europe and India. Some unique archival footage was used.

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Kites

Kites

2007, documentary film

"Kites" had a simple starting point: cameras + youth + Afghanistan. Few people believed that it would succeed. CAMERAS? But there is no electricity! But not so long ago it was impossible there to record a human image. And the dust?! The cameras will be broken after three days and the nearest service is presumably in Moscow, isn’t it? Unless there is no problem at all because they will get stolen on the first day, since they steal there a lot, don’t they?

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Long-distance Runner

Long-distance Runner

2008, documentary film

The hero of the film - the retired miner from Silesia - has already run over 80 thousand kilometres. In fact he begins to circle the world for the third time. He practices a rare sporting discipline that is little known in Poland – ultra-marathon.

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Maja Gordon goes to Chorzow

Maja Gordon goes to Chorzow

2007, documentary film

The main character Maja Gordon – is Jewish women who left Poland in 1957 at the age of ten. Today she is an artist living in Amsterdam. The film follows her journey to Silesia, where she was born and spent her childhood years.

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Moscow Wife

Moscow Wife

2005, documentary film

Barbara Białowąs film shows the lifestyles of modern Russian oligarchs' wives in the years after the collapse of Communism. But if you expect to see emptiness masked by the glitter and riches, you'll be in for a shock when you see a deep rooted, existential need for self-expression through art, as well as the awareness of the possibilities and challenges our life brings.

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My Kieslowski

My Kieslowski

2005, documentary film

The film is Volkova's personal look on Poland through Kieslowski's films woven around an interview with Kieslowski's daughter, Marta Hryniak. You will also hear people who came to the casting for a remake of Przypadek (Blind Chance) talking about the role Kieslowski's films serve in their lives, and visit places close to the famous director.

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My Warsaw

My Warsaw

2003, documentary film

On 14 May 2004 European Cultural Television ARTE and Channel 2 TVP S.A. screened a thematic evening devoted to Warsaw. The documentary of Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, and co-produced documentary of Dmitrij Kabakow "Warsaw - the look from the East", were the main part of the evening.

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Obcey (Other)

Obcey (Other)

2005, documentary film

”The Office Of Personal Things” is a theater group consisted of actors who are mentally handicapped. Theater created by them is not only a kind of therapy but also artistic activity which is open for meetings with public. Every year they prepare a new performance.

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Planet Kirsan

Planet Kirsan

2010, documentary film

Over the hills and far away, in the middle of the Russian steppe, you will find Chess City. It was built by Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the first and only President of the Republic of Kalmykia, one of the smallest and poorest republics in the Russian Federation. In Kalmykia, there also lives a boy called Alekhan, who dreams of becoming the World Chess Champion. And his younger brother Amir, who shares the same dream. The road to make their dreams come true passes through the Chess Competition in Chess City.

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Poland is smiling

Poland is smiling

2009, promotional film

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Seweryn - actor/acteur

Seweryn - actor/acteur

1999, documentary film

A portrait of an eminent theatre and film actor (known from Wajda’s films), who since 1980 lives in France and achieves huge success on the French stage, among others – since the beginning of the 90s – as a member of the Comédie Française company. The film analyses the phenomena of this success.

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Skylight

Skylight

2010, documentary film

"Skylight" is a story about young people, who formed High Access Services Workers Co-operative in '80s. People who were cleaning windows and climbing on stacs, became political and economic elite of the democratic Poland

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Stone Silence

Stone Silence

2007, documentary film

A 25-year old woman suspected of adultery was killed in Spingul village in the high mountains of northern Afghanistan. Information, which spread all over the world on April 23rd, 2005, has become the incipience of this story. The documentary presents the history of two lovers in the eyes of witnesses, reconstructing the tragic occurrence. The author of the film tries to answer what happened on the day of Amina’s death. Amina was killed in circumstances that have been described in varying versions. The investigation defends a thesis that the main cause of the death was heart attack. The main characters of the movie present totally different approaches to the event. The film shows how difficult it is for outsiders to understand the Muslim hierarchy of values. A world, in which nothing is worth less than man’s life.

 

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The Allies

The Allies

2000, documentary film

The history and behind the scenes of Poland joining NATO. Featured in the film are: general Wesley Clark, Bronisław Geremek, Janusz Onyszkiewicz, George Robertson. Unseen archive footage from NATO headquarters was used.

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The Art of Silence

The Art of Silence

2008, documentary film

For Jerzy Mierzejewski painting is “the art of silence”, with what is visible we are able to reach what is invisible.

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The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls

The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls

2015, documentary film

30 thousand Hasidim journey to Ukraine to celebrate the Jewish New Year at the gravesite of their holy leader Rebbe Nachman. A Ukrainian far-right group erects a cross at the site of Hasidic prayers and builds a monument to Cossacks who slaughtered thousands of Jews and Poles in 1768.

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The Estate

The Estate

2013, documentary film

Marcin is 32 and a few years ago tried to commit suicide when suffering from depression. He was saved by a miracle.

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The First Day

The First Day

2007, documentary film

It's a story about one of the most important moments in everybody's life. About the first border young people have to cross to become adults. In case of this film it's a few children from tundra moved to the urban environment.

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The Forest

The Forest

2009, feature film

“The Forest” is a black and white experimental film. The action of the film takes place in two periods of time. An old man leads his son through a forest, and is simultaneously under his care confined to bed with a deadly illness.

 

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The Last Generation

The Last Generation

2011, documentary film

Sisters Eugenia and Dorota Dombek, together with her friend Mala Forst, are telling a story about their experiences from II World War, in the Aamerican center for people who survived Holocaust.

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The Last Stop - Zagórz

The Last Stop - Zagórz

2005, documentary film

We are shown around this provincial, picturesque town in southern Poland by a local postman. Together we meet people from the town and visit their homes. For the young Zagorz is just the first stop on their way into the big world. For the old it's a place where they are getting ready to say their final goodbye.

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The Other Revolution

The Other Revolution

2009, documentary film

Political revolution of 1989 was followed by “the other revolution” in Central Europe - unprecedented economic transformation of the Eastern Bloc States – from planned economy to capitalism. Based on individual stories from Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, “The other revolution” depicts everyday life of people facing the sudden possibility to create their own life space and living standards. Economic changes are commented by politicians: Leszek Balcerowicz, Karel Schwarzenberg, Mikulàš Dzurinda, and international financial experts, Camdessus (IMF) and Jean Lemierre (BERD), considering the fact that facing current financial crisis, this capitalism turns out to be quite risky.

"The Other Revolution" was broadcast by the Planete Channel.

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The Prophet in the Theatre

The Prophet in the Theatre

2004, documentary film

The documentary by Jerzy Kalina "The Prophet in the Theatre" depicts artist's struggle with art. Krystian Lupa - world famous and appraised theater director prepares his next play "Zaratrusta" based on the text by Fridrich Nitzsche. The film shows Lupa's unique and characteristic way of work with actors and his total commitment to joint creation of the work.

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The Sacred

The Sacred

2005, documentary film

The Lichen sanctuary as seen by the Russian director, who found this place while searching for the sacredness. At Lichen religion is fitted to the needs of the modern life, and the pilgrims there are more like tourists; their goal is not the sanctuary itself, but rather the amusement park the place became.

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The Seeds

The Seeds

2005, documentary film

In a cottage at the outskirts of a small village surrounded by the Altai Mountains there's a family rejected by the local community. Little by little we learn about their secrets. The story is haunting and it's difficult for the viewer to remember this is a documentary film. The attractive Russian surrealism turns out to be real life.

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The Suburban Train

The Suburban Train

2005, documentary film

If you have ever traveled from Moscow to Petushki with Venedikt Erofeev, then undoubtedly you must wonder what traveling by the suburban train is like nowadays. The film by Maciej Cuske is an answer. A child making his first steps, a well-dressed man talking on the cell phone, a man with a case and many other characters observed on the train represent Russia's society today.

 

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The Unemployed

The Unemployed

2009, documentary film

They are the experts of their job. Over a hundred thousand professionals in Russia. They are brave, courageous yet simple russian men. Their families await them but for their country they simply do not exist. In their homeland they are unemployed...

 

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The World Stands Open

The World Stands Open

2007, documentary film

New documentary series composed of 12 episodes, produced for TV Polonia about Poles living outside Poland. People shown in the individual episodes are representing various professions. They left their home country to find interesting job and fulfil their dreams abroad.

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Ting Ting discovers Poland

Ting Ting discovers Poland

2009, promotional film

The promotion film, presented on EXPO 2010 in Shanghai, was one of the most popular film, screened in Polish Pavilion. It was watched by more than 5 milion people during 6 months.

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Towards Poland

Towards Poland

2008, documentary film

This documentary series presents people who have chosen Poland as their new homeland. Each episode is dedicated to a different person. The characters come from different countries, graduated from different schools, had different reasons for coming to Poland, they live in different parts of the country and also their opinion on their new homeland differs. Individual episodes present one day of the character at their current living place in Poland, the reasons for coming there, opinion of the people from their surrounding, the portrait of the place the character came from and also their own opinion about those places and their present life situation.

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Traces

Traces

2005, documentary film

Oświęcim - near this small town, where former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau was situated, Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum is located. The citizens of Oświęcim clearly distinguish Oświęcim from Auschwitz, the city from the concentration camp. Two characters of the film are Oświęcim citizens and at the same time employees of the museum Auschwitz-1.

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Warsaw - A City on the Road

Warsaw - A City on the Road

2001, documentary film

A documentary made for the German television SFB1. Its characters - among which are Germans living in Warsaw - talk about their favorite places in Warsaw and the city's soul.

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Warsaw - view from the East

Warsaw - view from the East

2003, documentary film

This film is a documentary picture of Warsaw seen by young Russians, who for various reasons decided to come to Warsaw just before it enters the European Union. It is also their first trip abroad. We meet the characters during their coach trip from Minsk to Warsaw. We learn about their plans from their conversations.

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Warsaw Available

Warsaw Available

2009, documentary film

Ania, Gosia and Ilona live in former state farm villages separate from each other. All three take the decision to go to Warsaw and change what have been their fates.

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Zbig (Zbigniew Rybczyński)

Zbig (Zbigniew Rybczyński)

2000, documentary film

Zbigniew Rybczyński is one of the most outstanding polish filmmakers. In 1983 he won an Oscar for his short film "Tango". He experiments with visual arts, using most modern electronic technologies. His films surprises with a grand scale staging. "The Orchestra" ("Orkiestra") or "Kafka" are multimedia accomplishments, which successfully break down the barriers that separate traditionally understood filmmaking from video art or TV commercials.

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