The Republic of Children

Republika dzieci

Fot. TVP
  • Description
  • Cast and crew
  • Duration: 110', 3 x 45'
  • Genre: DRAMA
  • Resolution: HD
  • Year: 2021

In the winter of 1903 a bunch of figures created by the master painter Jacek Malczewski escape the canvas. Fauns, chimeras, vodniks, undines, and other fantastic creatures brought to life by a paintbrush of the famed artist are transported to wetlands in contemporary Poland, to a place known as Mszary. A large hydroelectric power plant is about to start operating nearby. The water will flood thousands of hectares of land. A second group of runaways sets out from an orphanage in a village designated for inundation. This one consists of children opposing the decisions of adults that are meant to separate them forever. Tobiasz, a boy who was among the figures transported to the future straight from Malczewski’s paintings, decides to join them and becomes their leader. The boy is being followed by Rafał, his guardian angel. The natives of Mszary must manage the unexpected visit of outsiders on their territory. Will the residents of wetlands help the young dissidents create the Republic of Children they’ve been dreaming of?

Similar

Everyone Has a Summer DRAMA .

Rebellious Agata comes to a small town to work at a religious camp. A seventeen-year old Mirek, a son of the local church organist, falls in love with her. As it turns out his grandfather, who suffers from dementia, mistakes...

Beloved Neighbours COMEDY

A comedy of errors about the vicissitudes of two married couples. Michał and Ewa lead a relatively stable life, which is governed by their good jobs and Ewa’s second pregnancy. Kasia and Bartek, meanwhile, are facing severe...

Whoever Saves One Life WAR/HOLOCAUST

A series of feature films presenting stories of Poles rescuing their Jewish neighbours, friends and complete strangers during WWII. Whoever helped Jews risked being murdered. Most of the time not only the one who dared stand up...