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AN ORDINARY MARCH
(ZWYCZAJNY MARZEC)

dir. Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz (2008, 58') Poland
in Polish with English subtitles



DIRECTION: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
SCRIPT: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Andrzej Adamczak
EDITING: Grażyna Gradon
SOUND:
Michał Dominowski
PRODUCED: Studio Largo, TVP Film Agency
PRODUCERS: Agnieszka Traczewska, Jerzy Jakutowicz

SYNOPSIS:

The title is an allusion to Mikhail Romm's Ordinary Fascism, a documentary about the birth of totalitarianism shown only through the images employed by officially approved propaganda that accompanied it. Year 1968. Suddenly The Forefathers are taken off the theatre stage of the National Theatre. Reason: the audience would applaud during wrong moments. The university students raise protesting voices. At the same time, Commrade Gomulka, the then-head of the Polish Communist Party, gives his speech promoting anti-semitism. Suddenly, it all blends together and riots begin. Accused of conspiracy, university students are interrogated, then land in prisons. A retrospective journey with commentary of a former student and the opposition activist Adam Michnik.

DIRECTOR:

MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ