Mysteries of the 20th Century
Mysteries of the 20th Century HISTORY

The history revealed many important and unusual mysteries of the 20th century. Who was the astrologer, the man, who during the war saved thousands of people? Who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in November 1939? What...

Młynarski. The Final Song
Młynarski. The Final Song CULTURE/MUSIC

The last very personal and honest interview with Wojciech Młynarski, a great Polish poet, songwriter, translator  and director. In the film, previously unknown archives, photographs and music videos reminding the most beautiful...

Navy Blue Notebook
Navy Blue Notebook CULTURE, MUSIC

A portrait of the famous composer Witold Lutoslawski, who was a brilliant musician and a mysterious man. Another composer Leszek Możdżer scrutinizes his work and private life. He travels across Europe, meets Lutoslawski’s...

Newborn
Newborn PEOPLE

It is a film about not accepting one’s own life and the difficult art of learning a new one. Krzysztof, the son of an alcoholic father and an emotionally unstable mother, experiences alcohol abuse and violence at home. He is...

Of Animals and Men
Of Animals and Men PEOPLE/HISTORY

Every zoo aims to protect animal species from extinction. During WWII, the Warsaw Zoo carried out its function in a rebellious manner. Once the war began, the Germans killed some animals and transferred the others to the Third...

Only the Wind
Only the Wind PEOPLE

It is the story of an extraordinary journey of 90-year-old Zdzisław, from Kraków to the Kazakh steppe, searching for a woman – his first love that he was forced to leave there 70 years ago. Zdzisław is part of over 300,000...

Oswald. The Minsk Mystery
Oswald. The Minsk Mystery HISTORY, PEOPLE

Assassination of the US President John F. Kennedy in Dallas in 1963 became one of the most dramatic mysteries of the twentieth century. The alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was shot two days later. After his death, the...

Our Hollywood
Our Hollywood ARTS

By the end of the XIX century, Poland did not exist on the maps, partitioned by three neighbouring empires. Despite this, a surprisingly large number of the pioneers of the Cinema industry and Hollywood’s founders came from...

Our Little Poland
Our Little Poland PEOPLE

Each year twelve young Japanese students decide to sign up for the Polish Language and Culture Studies at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies. They still are teenagers, cannot pronounce the word “kiełbasa” and believe that...

Our Professor the Pope
Our Professor the Pope RELIGION

In 1954 priest Karol Wojtyła started 24-year-long tenure at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Catholic University of Lublin, at the Department of Ethics. After his election for the pope, his students hung a banner reading:...

Paintbrushes Instead of Guns
Paintbrushes Instead of Guns PEOPLE, WAR

Five well-known Belarusian artists and a Ukrainian one decided to hold an open-air event in the eastern part of Ukraine, at the very front line. They dedicated it to the memory of all those who had died for the freedom of...

Peryt and His Scores
Peryt and His Scores PEOPLE

This is a story about an outstanding artist – actor and director – Ryszard Peryt. The close and co-workers of Peryt meet to talk about the life and achievements of this great man. The film raises a question – what remains after...

Piano
Piano HISTORY

Tragic events that took place in Ukraine at the beginning of 2014 were the background of the story of a special piano, the musical instrument that was supposed to strengthen the barricades of the protesters at Majdan square.

Piłsudski Bronisław: an Exile, an Ethnographer, a Hero
Piłsudski Bronisław: an Exile, an Ethnographer, a Hero PEOPLE/HISTORY

A documentary film about the older brother of Marshal Piłsudski, Bronisław, who was born on 21.10.1866 in Zułów, Lithuania. For his involvement in the attack on the Tsar, he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour on the death...

Poland. Dance Paths
Poland. Dance Paths MUSIC

It is a film about a group of Polish and Swedish musicians (led by Janusz Prusinowski) who met in December 2015 in order to participate in a year-long musical project connecting the two countries. Their work on the new...

Poland’s Independence Atlas
Poland’s Independence Atlas PEOPLE/HISTORY

The film presents the facts and circumstances thanks to which Poland regained independence in 1918, as well as diplomacy activities at the international forum related to the Polish National Committee. Particular emphasis is...

Poles in Berlin
Poles in Berlin PEOPLE

The film presents different generations of Polish expats in Berlin, who describe their life in the capital of Germany. Through this rich and unique portrayal of the city and Polish expats the viewers can take a closer look at...

Polish El Greco
Polish El Greco ARTS, HISTORY

In the 1950s, when inventories of monuments and antiques began in Poland, researchers did not have much experience in this field. Izabella Galicka and Hanna Sygietyńska, researchers from the Art Institute, were assigned to work...