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1920. BITWA WARSZAWSKA
(1920. THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE)
Blu Ray 3D
Blu-Ray 3D
Genre: Historical
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Year: 2011
Run Time: 110 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English, Spanish, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $34.95

Warsaw, 1920. Young Ola is a talented actress in a revue theatre and fiancé of Jan, a left leaning poet and flamboyant cavalryman. After being summoned to leave for the front to defend the homeland from the Red Army, Jan immediately proposes to Ola and decides to marry her immediately. The marriage in Saint Anna's Church is given by a young priest Ignacy Skorupka. The powerful Red Army marches to conquer the continent. During the fighting, Jan is accused of communist sympathies and Bolshevik agitation. He is sentenced to death by martial court. Meanwhile, Ola is molested in the theatre by her ardent admirer Captain of military police Kostrzewa. Ola enters the Auxiliary Women Legion to serve as a nurse and defender of Warsaw. The girl still believes in finding her husband who vanished into the blue, supposedly killed…

 

1920. BITWA WARSZAWSKA
(1920. THE WORLD'S MOST IMPORTANT BATTLE)
DVD | PAL |2
Genre: Historical
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Year: 2011
Run Time: 110 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English, Spanish, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

Warsaw, 1920. Young Ola is a talented actress in a revue theatre and fiancé of Jan, a left leaning poet and flamboyant cavalryman. After being summoned to leave for the front to defend the homeland from the Red Army, Jan immediately proposes to Ola and decides to marry her immediately. The marriage in Saint Anna's Church is given by a young priest Ignacy Skorupka. The powerful Red Army marches to conquer the continent. During the fighting, Jan is accused of communist sympathies and Bolshevik agitation. He is sentenced to death by martial court. Meanwhile, Ola is molested in the theatre by her ardent admirer Captain of military police Kostrzewa. Ola enters the Auxiliary Women Legion to serve as a nurse and defender of Warsaw. The girl still believes in finding her husband who vanished into the blue, supposedly killed…

 

WYGRANY
(THE WINNER)
DVD | PAL |2
Genre: Drama
Director: Wieslaw Saniewski
Year: 2011
Run Time: 111 min.
Country:
Poland, Switzerland, USA
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

Oliver (Pawel Szajda), a young American of Polish descent from Chicago, is one of the world's most talented pianists. However, due to a backstage politics he is losing an important piano competition. His wife is leaving him. Totally depressed, he is breaking off his European tournee and must repay the tour organizers huge amount of money. On his journey, he meets Frank (Janusz Gajos), a flamboyant character, retired math teacher, a passionate player at the horse races. The old man dreams of returning to his native America as 'somebody,' but can only do so after wining a momentous prize. From then on, the two friends endeavor to succeed. They discover true friendship. Together they fulfill Frank's dream of winning at the horse races, which in turn allows Oliver to buy back his personal freedom. He is also able to open up to a new love...

 

CZAS HONORU 4 sezon
(TIME OF HONOR season 4)
DVD | PAL |0
Genre: TV Series
Director:
Michał Rosa, Michał Rogalski
Year: 2012
Run Time: 585 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $39.95


Popular WWII series about a team of paratroopers, shows the men getting into even more dangerous situations, as they work with the resistance to topple the Nazi army.  All the main actors return for a season that is as equally suspenseful and dramatic as the first three.

 

UWIKŁANIE
(ENTANGLEMENT)
DVD | PAL |0
Genre: Crime
Director: Jacek Bromski
Year: 2011
Run Time:122 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


An adaptation of a bestselling crime novel by Zygmunt Maliszewski. Rudzki, a psychotherapist, rents the whole floor of a castle to organize a group therapy session. On Saturday, four patients gather to help a 50-year-old old businessman Henry Telak and play the roles of his wife, his son suffering from a heart condition and his dead daughter who committed suicide. Rudzki supervises and films the session. Next day, one of the patients finds the businessman’s body. Inspector Smolar and a young prosecutor Agata Szacka are to conduct the police investigation. Those two have once been very close…

 

¦MIERĆ ROTMISTRZA PILECKIEGO
(DEATH OF CAVALRY CAPTAIN PILECKI)
DVD | PAL |Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Ryszard Bugajski
Year: 2006
Run Time: 89 min.
Country: Poland

price: $24.95


The film, which is even more of a TV play, recounts the story of 1947/1958 trial of Cavalry Captain Witold Pilecki. In 1945 he was ordered to return to Poland and continue his work in the underground anti-communist organization "NO" (Nie) established a year earlier by Colonel "Nil" Fieldorf. Pilecki was arrested by the communists and subjected to a horrendous interrogation. He was sentenced to death.

Captain Pilecki revered for his heroic acts of patriotism. In the September 1939 campaign he led a Polish army division. In 1940 he allowed the Germans to detain him and deport him to Auschwitz. Over there his task was to organize an underground military unit in the concentration camp. He escaped from Auschwitz and fought during the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. After its downfall, he found the way to the West where he joined the Polish Army under the command of General Anders.

 

SALA SAMOBÓJCÓW
(SUICIDE ROOM)
DVD | PAL | Region 0
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jan Komasa
Year: 2011
Run Time:111 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95



The Suicide Room is a painful, but honest look at the gap between parents and their children, the inability for one generation to understand another.  In it we meet Dominik, a smart and gentle high schooler, who's life on paper seems perfect.  His father, a high ranking politician, and his mother, a wealthy clothing designer, give him everything they can to ensure his success.  But when a deeply personal revelation about him comes out, Dominik shuts himself off from the world in hopes of avoiding the constant bullying he suffers from his former friends and peers.  His only solace comes in the form of an internet chat room, the suicide room, where other self defined "rejects," and their leader Sylvia - a beautiful and mysterious agoraphobic -  meet to talk about suicide.  Locking himself in a room for days on end, his parents suddenly find they know nothing about him.  Interestingly, blending the computer generated visuals of the digital world Dominik enters, with the real one he lives in, director Jan Komasa makes a film that shows the power of loneliness within the modern world and family.

 

CHRZEST
(CHRISTENING)
DVD | PAL | Region 0
Genre: Drama
Director: Marcin Wrona
Year: 2010
Run Time: 86 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95



Young filmmaker Marcin Wrona brings us a brilliant film about friendship and sacrifice.  A tight drama, it introduces us to Janek and Michal, two friends whose relationship is tested when Michal finds himself in debt to the local mafia.  Janek comes to visit Michal, only to find that Michal's brilliant life high above the city with his deluxe penthouse and beautiful wife, is built on a lie.  Michal is being extorted by a vicious gangster who's bleeding him to the last drop.  Together, they decide what is the best thing to do.  Michal knows he can't run away but doesn't know how to protect his wife and their new born baby.  Things escalate up to the day of Michal's son's Christening, when the two have no choice but to make a move that will live with them forever.  Beautifully shot and masterfully paced, The Christening evokes powerful feelings sure to grasp anyone who sees it.

 

RÓŻYCZKA
(LITTLE ROSE)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Jan Kidawa-Błoński
Year: 2010
Run Time: 115 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95



Warsaw, 1967. Kamila is in love with Roman, a Secret Service Agent for the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Roman asks her to get involved with a writer, Adam Warczewski, and deliver reports about his views and activities. SB suspects Adam of antisocialist agenda and is looking for proof. Under the pseudonym "Little Rose," Kamila begins her cooperation with the Secret Services. Soon her relationship with Warczewski grows stronger, her reports get more interesting, but also true emotions start to develop. Trapped in a love triangle, Kamila tries to escape the binds of political interests and move on with her life. But Roman won't let her go so easily.

 

HU¦TAWKA
(THE SWING)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Tomasz Lewkowicz
Year: 2010
Run Time: 94 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95



Thirty five year old Michal has a beautiful wife, lovely daughter, and a passionate lover. When one of the women gives him an ultimatum, Michal must choose between desire and loyalty. His situation further complicates itself once he finds out that his wife is pregnant. Will Michal choose a lifetime with his loving wife, or opt for a fairytale with a mistress who's not really a wife material? The Swing addresses the issue of moral integrity in light of our own desires and the sacrifices we are willing to make in order to fulfill them.

 

JOANNA
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Feliks Falk
Year: 2010
Run Time: 108 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Joanna is a WWII story about quiet and tragic heroism.  It tells the story of Joanna Kurska, a hard working waitress just trying to get by in German occupied Warsaw.  One day after a Nazi raid at work, she finds a young Jewish girl separated from her family.  Forced by her conscience, she decides to hide the girl and look for her family.  A bond blossoms between the two, and Joanna suddenly finds a purpose in her life that she never expected.  Director Feliks Falk presents a tightly wound, suspenseful film that weighs the costs and dangers of maintaining one's sense of decency in a world where none seems to exist.  Urszula Grabowska is breathtaking as Joanna in a performance that subtly reveals her emotional havoc hidden within.

 

¦LUBY PANIEŃSKIE
(WAR OF LOVE)
DVD | PAL | Region 0
Genre: Comedy
Director: Filip Bajon
Year: 2010
Run Time: 97 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Radost and Mrs. Dobrojska are planning to arrange a marriage between Gustav - Radost's nephew - and Mrs. D's daughter, Aniela. Their aim is clearly materialistic, but Radost also wishes for the party boy Gustav to settle, while Mrs. D. wants a good marrying material for her daughter. The problem is that Gustav is not very eager to get hitched, and Aniela is heavily influenced by her cousin, Klara, a fierce opponent of men, who constantly mocks infatuated in her Albin, Mrs. D's neighbor. Soon a revelation surfaces about the promise the girls made to each other that they will never get married. They do not trust men; do not want to be their marionettes, nor a subject of any transaction. Excited by the challenge Gustav decides to prove that no girl can resist him. He cunningly plots... and everything ends happily. Simultaneously, the film intriguingly shows relations between the actors portraying main characters.

 

SKRZYDLATE ¦WINIE
(FLYING PIGS)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Feature
Director: Anna Kazejak
Year: 2010
Run Time: 98 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


"Loyalty to the team," is the only thing that matters for brothers Oskar and Mariusz, soccer fans living a care free existence, breathing for their beloved local club.  But when the club's owners run out of money and have to fold the team, Oskar decides to move on and focus on caring for his wife and new born child.  A great fan motivator, Oskar catches the eye of a rival team's manager, and is offered work promoting them.  Owned by a vain corporate magnate, Oskar's new team lacks the heart and spirit for the game that he's been accustomed to.  Violating the code he's lived by all his life, Oskar is forced to re-evaluate what he really believes in, and decide whether he can live his life as a traitor, selling the one thing he respects.  Pawel Malaszynski is utterly charming as Oskar, showing how a regular guy navigates through life's hard choices.

 

¦WIĘTY INTERES
(HOLY BUSINESS)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Comedy
Director: Maciej Wojtyszko
Year: 2010
Run Time: 86 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Leszek's Swedish cleaning service allows him and his wife, Motema, to lead a comfortable life. After the news of his father’s death, he immediately decides to go home. His home is a little village on the south side of Poland where the water is still being pulled from a well, and people live off of farming and raising animals. Once there, Leszek and his brother Janek learn that they inherited an old barn and even an older car. Leszek is furious, Motema wants to go back to civilization, Janek is harassed by mafia, and the villagers believe that the car works miracles because... it once belonged to John Paul II. Together with Janek they work to solve the mystery of the car... A comedy of incidents that cannot be missed!

 

MISTYFIKACJA
(MYSTIFICATION)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jacek Koprowicz
Year: 2010
Run Time: 104 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


It's 1969. Jakub is expelled right before finishing his thesis. He investigates the life and death of a famous scandalist and provocateur, Witkacy. Jakub thinks that he didn't commit suicide in 1939, because all the evidence suggests that Witkacy is alive and well doing what he does best. Jakub just needs to find him.

 

KOŁYSANKA
(LULLABY)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Thriller
Director: Juliusz Machulski
Year: 2010
Run Time: 90 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Lullaby is a menacing story full of humor and suspense from the master of the genre, Juliusz Machulski. Two policemen investigate mysterious disappearances in a small scenic town. People keep disappearing, but the investigation brings no results. The tension grows and step by step a dark mystery unravels...

 

HANDLARZ CUDÓW
(MIRACLE SELLER)
DVD | PAL | Region 1 & 2
Genre: Feature
Director: Bolesław Pawica, Jarosław Szoda
Year: 2009
Run Time: 100 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Stefan is an alcoholic con-man, who parades as a born again Christian selling personal solace for those willing to pay. Through one of his scam sessions he comes across Hasim and Urika, two homeless Russian children trying to find a way to their father living in Lyon. Offering to pay Stefan to drive them to France, the children and Stefan embark on a trip that challenges their perceptions of each other and of themselves. On the way, Stefan battles his alcoholism while the children learn what it means to trust another human being, bringing the three closer together in the midst. A film about finding compassion in the most unexpected circumstances, Miracle Seller is a testament to how caring about others enriches our own life.

 

REWERS
(REVERSE)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama/Black Comedy
Director: Borys Lankosz
Year: 2009
Run Time:101 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95



The early 1950s. Sabina has recently turned 30. Her mother tries to find her a husband. Her grandmother eagerly judges potential suitors. But Sabina finds none of them interesting. Then one day she meets the charming, intelligent and incredibly handsome Bronislaw. His presence will lead to a series of unexpected events that will forever change the lives of these three lonely women.
Reverse is an ironic tale with a twist; a story of the dark side of the feminine soul.

 

WSZYSTKO CO KOCHAM
(ALL THAT I LOVE)
DVD | PAL |U
Genre: Drama
Director: Jacek Borcuch
Year: 2009
Run Time:100 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


Spring of 1981. A wave of strikes sweeps through Poland. Communist authorities are trying to find ways to destroy Solidarity.
Four 18-year-old kids in a seaside town form a punk rock band. Their leader Janek is the son of a prominent navy officer. The boys have more in common than just their passion for music. They also share a fascination with the mature beauty of Janek's neighbour and wife of communist politician Sokolowski, and a crush on their classmate Basia, daughter of a Solidarity activist.
On December 13, 1981 martial law is imposed in Poland and politics take over the boys' previously carefree life. Sokolowski is appointed military commissar with omnipotent authority over the whole town...



DOM ZŁY
(DARK HOUSE)
DVD | PAL |Region 2
Genre: Thriller
Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Year: 2009
Run Time:105 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

 

One autumn night in 1978 Edward Srodon finds himself on Mr and Ms Dziabas' farm in the remote parts of Bieszczady Mountains.
The bottle of homemade moonshine breaks the ice, and the initial distrust is replaced with friendship and plans to cooperate on a small business venture. But the passion and desire enter the picture. One winter day, just after martial low is introduced in Poland, Lt. Mróz of the Militia is investigating a four-year-old murder case where the main suspect is Srodon...


ZERO
DVD | PAL |Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Pawel Borowski
Year: 2009
Run Time:110 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

 

A big, modern city. 24 hours glued together from the life scraps of Broad-shouldered Businessman, Scruffy Porker, Some Jerk, Skinny Newsboy, Sweaty Taxi Driver, Petite Blond, Elegant Doc, and others. Sometimes their fates intertwine naturally, but at times, it is simply accidental. We are lead deep down into the history of love, hate, betrayal, sex, violence, and other filth.



SENNO¦Ć
(DROWSINESS)
DVD | PAL |U
Genre: Drama
Director: Magdalena Piekorz
Year: 2008
Run Time:105 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


A story about people in a sate of emotional lethargy.
Róýa is an actress, but she cannot work because she suffers from narcolepsy. She suspects her husband of infidelity but she is afraid to face this challenge. A young doctor, Adam, is torn between remaining loyal to his parents and finding his own life. Robert, a well-known writer, is facing a difficult challenge.Sheer coincidence makes the life paths of our heroes cross and the fate gives them a chance to liberate themselves from the emotional fatigue.

 

MIASTO Z MORZA
(BORN OF THE SEA)
DVD | PAL |U
Genre: Historical
Director: Andrzej Kotkowski
Year:2009
Run Time:115 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95




From 1923-1926, just a few years after Poland regained its independence, impressive investments were completed thanks to the efforts of the Polish Government, engineers and workers. Within three years, a new town and harbour were built in Gdynia. This is a tale about work, friendship and love, about hopes and failures. The main character, Krzysztof Grabien, arrives from the interior of the country together with his friend Wolodia Jazowiecki, to participate in the construction of the Gdynia harbour. Here he meets a Kashubian girl, Lucka Konka...

 

SNOW WHITE AND RUSSIAN RED
(WOJNA POLSKO-RUSKA)
DVD | PAL |Region 2
Genre: Comedy-drama
Director: Xawery Żuławski
Year:2009
Run Time:108 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


A high energy examination of a man coping with relationships and mortality; Snow White and Russian Red follows Yoddo Wormski, a low level criminal who slides through Warsaw's underbelly finding himself in various Kafkaesque situations. Adapted from Dorota Maslowska's post-modern novel, the film voices the problems and confusion of youth experienced in an urban environment. As we follow Yoddo through Dorota's in-film narration, director Xavery Zulawski challenges narrative convention with highly stylized visuals and special effects that maintain a level of smart, sharp dialogue. Borys Szyc is enthralling as the crass yet overly thoughtful and often comedic Yoddo, moving aimlessly around Warsaw as he worries about his recent break up with the beautiful Magda. The picture has already polarized audiences, and whatever one's verdict may be, this is undoubtedly a film with a clearly articulated vision of the world.

 

MNIEJSZE ZŁO
(THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS)
DVD | U | PAL |
Genre: Drama
Director: Janusz Morgenstern
Year:2009
Run Time:110 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95


1980. Kamil, a student of Polish philology, publishes an experimental poem in a prestigious periodical. The world around is engulfed in the Solidarity revolution; everyone is required to choose on which side of the barricade one stands. The image of a rebellious opposition writer is very tempting, but to maintain this position one has to... write. But the creative inspiration abandons our hero; he does not do his best at his studies either.

In order to avoid being conscripted, Kamil is taken to a psychiatric hospital for observation. There, he comes across the manuscript of an excellent novel left behind by an oversensitive roommate who committed suicide. Nobody but Kamil knows about the existence of the masterpiece...

 

GALERIANKI
(MALL GIRLS)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec
Year:2009
Run Time:82 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.
price: $29.95




Film about growing up. It looks at the trials and pitfalls of adolescence that can occur when moral support is lacking for a young teenager. The film follows Alicia, a shy and mild mannered girl who moves to a new school, only to be seduced by the wild and dangerous ways of a few of her peers. Her problems with her parents and sister send her right into the arms of Milena, another troubled teen who sells her body to men for new clothes and cell phones without any qualms. Soon enough, Milena has Alicia following in her footsteps, and we unfortunately watch as Alicia's youthful innocence is stripped from her. Partly a criticism of today's materialistic youth culture, Mall Girls examines the interplay between lacking familial values and grotesque consumerism. Roslaniec introduces us to a world where these girls look for any sort of sensation just to forget about their own loneliness.


ENEN
(CASE UNKNOWN)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Thriller
Director: Feliks Falk
Year:2009
Run Time:100 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price:
$29.95

 



Borys Szyc as psychiatrist Dr. Konstaty Grot, leads the investigation of the past of a disturbed amnesiac in Feliks Falk's new thriller Enen. In the process of trying to clean up the aftermath of the 1996 Wroclaw flooding, Dr. Grot comes across a patient in his hospital - Pawel Plocki - with no history and no memory of where he came from or when. As the idealistic Doctor works with Pawel an unlikely friendship develops, and the two try together to piece Pawel's past. Problems arise as this quest interferes with Konstaty's family and position at the hospital. The closer they get to the truth the more Konstaty realizes Pawel has been hidden purposefully and that certain forces would like to keep him that way. An exciting thriller who's protagonist shows the importance of compassion and a sense for human dignity.

 

DANIEL SZCZECHURA:
Polish Animation
DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Animation
Director: Daniel Szczechura
Run time: 281 min.
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles.


price:
$29.95

 

1 DVD:

HOBBY DANIEL SZCZECHURA, 2002
Several animated films by one author:
CONFLICTS, 1960
THE CHAIR, 1963
A GRAPH, 1966
HOBBY, 1968
THE JOURNEY, 1970
FINGERS ON FIRE, 1975
THE LEAP, 1978
FATA MORGANA I, 1981
FATA MORGANA II, 1983
A BEDTIME STORY, 1997

2 DVD:

THE MACHINE, 1961
FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, 1964
CHARLES, 1966
THE PROBLEM, 1977
THE SOCK, 1978
XYZ, 1986
HENRYK TOMASZEWSKI, 1995

 

VABANK I & II
(COLLECTORS EDITION)
DVD | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Comedy
Director: Juliusz Machulski
Published:2009
Run Time:203 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price:
$39.95


DVD 1
VABANK I (1981)

DVD2
VABANK II (1984)

 

TADEUSZ KONWICKI - BOX
DVD | Region 0

Director: Tadeusz Konwicki
Published:2009
Run Time:324 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $49.95

 

 

Issa Valley (Dolina Issy) - 1982, 102 min.
How Far, How Near (Jak daleko stad, jak blisko) - 1971, 93 min.
Lava (Lawa) - 1989, 129 min.

Passerby (Przechodzień) - 1984, 36 min, dir. Andrzej Titkow


CZTERY NOCE Z ANNA
(FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA)
DVD | U | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
Year:2008
Run Time:101 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

 

Leon Okrasa works a hospital in a small city in Poland. He once witnessed a brutal rape. The victim, Anna, is now a young nurse in the same hospital. Leon spends his time spying on Anna day and night. It becomes an obsession. One night, he climbs into her apartment through a window she has left open. Leon sits on her bed, watching her in her sleep, immersing himself in her world. How far will he go?

 

33 SCENY Z ZYCIA
(33 SCENES FROM LIFE)
DVD | U | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Malgorzata Szumowska
Year:2008
Run Time:95 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

 

Young Julia is happy and fulfilled, both personally and professionally: her career as a photographer is going from strength to strength, she is close to her sister, her successful artist parents - father is a filmmaker, mother a writer - and her loving husband who is a contemporary music composer. Love and mutual esteem bind this family together: spending long summer evenings under the stars, talking about each others' work and future projects, in a warm and festive atmosphere. However, this idyllic period comes to an end when Julia's mother learns she has cancer. This disease, the outcome of which remains in doubt for a long time, has a profoundly disturbing effect on them all, and Julia, whose career begins to suffer, sees those around her, those who used to protect her, collapse one after another.

MALA MOSKWA
(LITTLE MOSCOW)
DVD | U | PAL | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Waldemar Krzystek
Year:2008
Run Time:119 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95

 

The love story between the Russian wife of a Soviet military pilot and a young Polish lieutenant. Viera and Michal meet in 1967 in Legnica (the Polish city with the largest Russian army), during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution.

 

KATYN
Blu-Ray Disc | Region 2
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year:2007
Run Time:125 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $49.95

 


As a result of Soviet Union invasion on Poland on September 17, 1939, 4500 of Polish officers and cadets were taken captive and imprisoned in P.O.W. camp in Kozielsk in USSR. By the order of Stalin, most of them were executed in Katyn near Smolensk in April and May 1940. All together about 22 thousand of officers, soldiers and policemen imprisoned in three camps: Kozielsk, Ostaszkowo, and Starobielsk were murdered. In 1943 Germans announced that they discovered the graves of murdered by NKVD in Katyn. Soviets denied and accused Germans of this crime. Soviets deliberately fabricated evidence to authenticate their lie. In communist Poland telling the truth about Katyn resulted in persecution by Secret Police. "Katyn" does not tell the story of Katyn massacre. The film tells about Katyn lie. Families of the victims had to live with awareness of not only a great harm, but also a cynical lie.

 

TESTIMONY
DVD | U | NTSC
Genre: Documentary
Director: Pawel Pitera
Year:2008
Run Time:90 min.
Country: Poland
Language: English

price: $24.95

 



TESTIMONY is a groundbreaking feature film documentary event that chronicles the untold story of Pope John Paul II, a man who touched the lives of billions, and was one of the 20th Century's most influential leaders.

Told through never-before-seen archival footage, historical recreations, and key interviews with
the Pontiff’s trusted advisor of 40 years, TESTIMONY is an unprecedented look at the private spiritual life and public persona of Karol Wojtyla, a man whose lifelong devotion to God and humanity eventually earned him the title of Pope John Paul II.

Lovingly narrated by MICHAEL YORK (Omega Code, the Bible Series), and featuring music by Oscar® winning composer Vangelis, TESTIMONY was filmed in secret, off-limits corners of the Vatican, and is full of new and fascinating revelations about the Pope.

 

50 LAT POLSKIEJ SZKOLY FILMOWEJ 4
(50 YEARS OF POLISH FILM SCHOOL 4)
5 DVD

DVD | U | PAL

price: $75.00

 


This box included:

MATKA JOANNA OD ANIOŁÓW (MOTHER JOANNA OF THE ANGELS)
dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

KWIECIEŃ (THE LAST BATTLE)
dir. Witold Lesiewicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

BAZA LUDZI UMARŁYCH (THE DEPOT OF THE DEAD)
dir. Czesław Petelski
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

PĘTLA (THE NOOSE)
dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

JAK BYĆ KOCHANˇ (HOW TO BE LOVED)
dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.


50 LAT POLSKIEJ SZKOLY FILMOWEJ 3
(50 YEARS OF POLISH FILM SCHOOL 3)
5 DVD

DVD | U | PAL

price: $75.00

 


This box included:

EWA CHCE SPAC (EWA WANTS TO SLEEP)
dir. Tadeusz Chmielewski
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

ZIMOWY ZMIERZCH (WINTER TWILIGHT)
dir. Stanisław Lenartowicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

PIGULKI DLA AURELII (PILLS FOR AURELIA)
dir. Stanisław Lenartowicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

ZAMACH (ANSWER TO VIOLENCE)
dir. Jerzy Passendorfer
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

SWIADECTWO URODZENIA (BIRTH CERTIFICATE)
dir. Stanisław Różewicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.


50 LAT POLSKIEJ SZKOLY FILMOWEJ 2
(50 YEARS OF POLISH FILM SCHOOL 2)
5 DVD

DVD | U | PAL

price: $75.00

 


This box included:

ZEZOWATE SZCZESCIE (BAD LUCK)
dir. Andrzej Munk
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

EROICA

dir. Andrzej Munk
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

POCIAG (BALTIC EXPRESS)
dir. Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

KRZYZ WALECZNYCH (CROSS OF VALOUR)
dir. Kazimierz Kutz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

NIKT NIE WOLA (NOBODY'S CALLING)
dir. Kazimierz Kutz
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

 

50 LAT POLSKIEJ SZKOLY FILMOWEJ
(50 YEARS OF POLISH FILM SCHOOL)
5 DVD

DVD | U | PAL

price: $75.00

 


This box included:

KANAL (KANAL/THEY LOVED LFE)
dir. Andrzej Wajda
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

POPIOL I DIAMENT (ASHES AND DIAMONDS)
dir. Andrzej Wajda
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

LOTNA
dir. Andrzej Wajda
Language: Polish language with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

OSTATNI DZIEN LATA (LAST DAY OF SUMMER)
dir. Tadeusz Konwicki
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

DO WIDZENIA DO JUTRA (GOODBYE TILL TOMORROW)
dir. Janusz Morgenstern
Language: Polish language with English, French, German subtitles.

 

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND-4 DVDs Box

DVD | Region 0
Director: Agnieszka Holland
Published:2008
Run Time:404 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $49.95

 


"SCREEN TESTS" (ZDJECIA PROBNE, 1976, 99'),
"PROVINCIAL ACTORS" (AKTORZY PROWINCJONALNI, 1978, 104'),

"FEVER" (GORACZKA, 1980, 110'),
"A LONELY WOMAN" (KOBIETA SAMOTNA, 1981, 91')

 

CHILDREN IN EXILE

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Documentary
Director: Chris Swider
Year:2007
Run Time:60 min.
Country: USA
Language: English

price: $24.95




Polish survivors of Soviet deportation to Siberia during the Second World War describe their experiences as the youngest victims of the deadly Soviet system. Combining interviews with archival photographs, archival film footage, and artwork created by survivors, the film reveals a poignant picture of how these extremely difficult circumstances were experienced by children and teenagers. The film's director is also beginning on a companion work, Women in Exile about the fate of women in Soviet labor camps.

 

PRZEDWIOSNIE
(THE SPRING TO COME)

VHS | NTSC (LIMITED EDITION)
Genre: Drama
Director: Filip Bajon
Year:2001
Run Time:146 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $14.95

 

A story of rebellion, love and the confusion of growing up, of the search for meaning and a place in a changing world, based on the famed novel by Polish writer Stefan Zeromski. Prior to the outbreak of war, the protagonist, Cezary Baryka, lives with his parents in the multiracial city of Baku. At the time of his first falling in love, Russian revolutionaries invade the town. His friends and his beloved Armenian girl, Aida, are murdered, and his mother is arrested and dies in a work camp. His father, who returns home secretly, convinces his son to leave for Poland and to look up a family friend when he gets to Warsaw. War breaks out and on the battlefield Cezary saves the life of his friend Hipolit. The young aristocrat later invites him to visit his family estate in Nawloc. But then love enters Cezary's life once more. His inner voice warns him what he should not do, but it no longer suggests what is most important in life. Only tragic events can lead this young man to the threshold of maturity.

 

HANIA

DVD | 2 | PAL
Genre: Fiction
Director: Janusz Kaminski
Year:2007
Run Time:100 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95




It's Christmas Eve. Ola and Wojtek, a young and childless couple, invite Kacper, a kid from the orphanage, to spend the holidays together. Wojtek recalls his own childhood which was a nightmare because of his authoritative father. That special day spent with a resolute boy of a great imagination allows Wojtek to overcome his own fears, relax and to open himself for love. Kacper, like Jesus, brings young protagonists the Good News along with hope for profound and meaningful lif...

Beautiful and poignant story of love by the two-time Oscar winning cinematographer.
A smashing role of Agnieszka Grochowska, one of the most talented young European actresses.

 

PORA UMIERAC
(TIME TO DIE)

DVD | 0 | PAL
Genre: Fiction
Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska
Year:2007
Run Time:100 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $29.95





Aniela, an old lady owns once beautiful wooden villa which is now heavily devastated. After many years she gets rid of a last and long time tenant who was placed there by the communist authorities. Now finally the lady is able to make her dreams come true by renovating the villa and restoring its original splendor. Yet her son is not going to help her with any renovation efforts and secretly plans to sell the house. Aniela is determined to take matters into her hands…

 

KOROWOD
(TWIST OF FATE)

DVD | U | PAL
Genre: Fiction
Director: Jerzy Stuhr
Year:2008
Run Time:112 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $24.95




The relationship between two generations of contemporary Poles: students and their parents, and a look at one of the most controversial subjects in contemporary Polish politics, lustration: the rediscovery of dark times in the past in a mood of widespread suspicion.



BEZMIAR SPRAWIEDLIWO¦CI
(IMMENSITY OF JUSTICE)

DVD | Region: 2 | PAL
Genre: Drama
Director: Wieslaw Saniewski
Year:2007
Run Time:123 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles

price: $24.95

 

Lukasz, a young law school graduate, doesn't intend to work in his profession. His interest is photography instead. His father wants him to be a defense lawyer and sends his son to an old pal Wilczek, nowadays a successful attorney. Wilczek, however, is not going to persuade him to anything, just telling him some story of a case from years ago which he participated.

Year 1990. Young TV reporter, eight months pregnant, is assaulted. Soon, her co-worker and lover for over a year Jerzy Kuter is arrested and accused of the crime. Jerzy, much older than the victim, has wife and two kids. He claims his innocence. Despite a lack of tangible proofs, Kuter is sentenced for prison.

Lukasz is fascinated with the story. He begins digging in the archives, analyzing the file. Unexpectedly, he discovers that Wilczek lied to him...


PLAC ZBAWICIELA
(SAVIOR'S SQUARE)

DVD | PAL
Genre: Drama
Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
Year:2006
Run Time:94 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles



price:
$24.95



After selling his flat, and before his new home has been completed, Bartek, heavily in debt, asks his mother if he and his family can come and stay for a while. He has no idea that he is being conned and that he will be dependent on his mother's income. The differing interests and needs of the central characters, forced into co-existence, give rise to unpleasant conflicts. Lack of privacy demoralises Bartek's wife Beata, in particular, who has to look after her small children and put up with the selfishness of her family. Animosity grows between the two women and Bartek, fed up with the constant squabbling, takes off. In the heat of the moment, desperate Beata does something very foolhardy, and the legal outcome begs the question: "Who is guilty?" The filmmakers took the socio-ethical dimension of their drama from real life, hence the broadcasting style of their testimony about the ordinary ambitions of their contemporaries, their attitudes and destinies. The film is also about unscrupulous behaviour and lack of responsibility, today all too common phenomena - without the effort or will to show love and compassion.

 

PERSONA NON GRATA

DVD | PAL
Genre: Drama
Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Year:2005
Run Time:117 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish language with English subtitles.

price: $24.95

 

Wiktor, a Polish ambassador to Uruguay, is mourning the sudden death of his beloved wife. When he returns to Poland, he meets with Oleg, a Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs who was his friend twenty years ago. Wiktor was then an activist in the political underground and Oleg was beginning a career as a Soviet diplomat in Poland. Their friendship is not free of suspicions. Wiktor thinks Oleg infiltrated the Polish underground and was his wife's lover...



OGNIEM I MIECZEM
(WITH FIRE AND SWORD)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Year:1999
Run Time:176 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language. English, French Russian, Ukrainian Spanish subtitles.

price: $24.95


"This grand drama is set in 17th century Poland during the Cossack uprising against the Polish nobility. While the violent confrontation builds, there is also a battle for the heart of a beautiful girl between a dashing Pole and a brutish Ukrainian." Based on a novel (first part of Trilogy) by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Directed by jerzy Hoffman.

 

STARA BA¦Ń-KIEDY SŁOŃCE BYLO BOGIEM (WHEN THE SUN WAS GOD)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Jerzy Hoffman
Year:2003
Run Time:107 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language. English, Spanish subtitles.

price: $24.95


Film by Jerzy Hoffman based on the book "Stara Basn" written by Jozef Ignacy Kraszewski. "The story of 'When the Sun was God An Ancient Tale' is happening one hundred years before the christening of Poland in the world of magic and pagan witchcraft, where the gods take active parts in the lives of ordinary men. In the land of Polan people, the power belongs to the cruel prince Popiel, who according to a legend was finally eaten by mice... He is set to ensure the succession of his son and will do it by all means including plotting, scheming and murdering. When Popiel's actions cause people to revolt, he asks the Vikings for help... At the same time, the young huntsman and warrior Ziemowit Piast has fallen in love with the daughter of the wealthy serf Wisz. But the beautiful Dziwa is meant for the gods... In this powerful tale, the fates of the characters interlace in an everlasting fight between the good and the evil and in the human passions of love, hatred and the greed for power."

 

JASMINUM

DVD | PAL
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jan Jakub Kolski
Year: 2005
Run time: 103 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $19.95




JASMINUM is a Latin word for Jasmine. The plot is set in a monastery in our times. Apart from Prior Kleofas and Brother Sanitas, three other monks who reside there have their own particular body scents. The prior is dead bent on finding portents of the soon-to-come fulfillment of Prophet Barnabas' prophecy while Brethren Plum, Cherry and Birdcherry issue body odors, each one according to his name. One day a young art restorer Natasha arrives to the monastery, commissioned for a conservation of the sacred paintings. She brings in her five year old daughter Gienia whose charm and inquiring mind wreak havoc in the monks' monotonous life. And there starts a mysterious and magical story filled with sensuous scents and love?

 

THE ANTHOLOGY OF POLISH EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATION

DVD: REGION: 0
Genre: Animation
Year: 2008
Run time: 259 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $34.95

 

"Experimental animation is a broad notion that can be applied to many genres of animated film that break with formal and narrative conventions. The present anthology is a selection of some forty productions that do not quite fit into the mainstream of film animation. On the three discs the viewer will find abstract films, films composed of photographic images subjected to manipulation, as well as animations drawn in unconventional fashion. Some of these are works by well-known artists from beyond the cinematic milieu - writer Stefan Themerson and his painter wife Franciszka, for example, the designer Andrzej Pawlowski, or the photographer Tomek Sikora. There are also works by leading Polish contemporary artists like Jozef Robakowski and Jerzy Kalina. There is no lack of work by world-renowned animators like Jan Lenica, Walerian Borowczyk, Zbigniew Rybczynski or Jerzy Kucia. The choice of films included in the Anthology of Polish Experimental Animation is so varied that every viewer is sure to find something of great interest".
Marcin Gizycki

1 DVD:
- The Eye and The Ear, 1944/45, Franciszka i Stefan Themersonowie
- Once Upon a Time..., 1957, Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
- Cinéforms, 1957, Andrzej Pawlowski
- Here and There, 1957, Andrzej Pawlowski
- The Banner of Youth, 1957, Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
- Somnambulists, 1958, Mieczyslaw Waskowski
- The Dynamic Rectangle, 1971, Jozef Robakowski
- Test I, 1971, Jozef Robakowski
- Demons, 1980, Kazimierz Urbanski
- Stomp, 1984, Maciej Cwiek
- Muka, 2003, Natalia Wilkoszewska
- III, 2003, Jakub Lech
- 1-39-C, 2004, Olga Wroniewicz

2 DVD:
- Sweet Rhythms, 1965, Kazimierz Urbanski
- Oneself at the Helm, 1971, Katarzyna Latallo
- Replica, 1975, Kazimierz Bendkowski
- New Book, 1975, Zbigniew Rybczynski
- Oh, I Can't Stop!, 1975, Zbigniew Rybczynski
- Portrait, 1977, Stanislaw Lenartowicz
- Dead Shadow, 1980, Andrzej Klimowski
- Line, 1981, Grzegorz Rogala
- The First Film, 1981, Jozef Piwkowski
- Block, 1982, Hieronim Neumann
- Splinters, 1984, Jerzy Kucia
- Video-Disc, 1986, Maciej Cwiek
- Zoopraxiscope, 2005, Hieronim Neumann

3 DVD:
- Beach, 1964, Edward Sturlis
- COPYRIGHT BY FILM POLSKI MCWLXXVI, 1976, Piotr Szulkin
- Sun: A Non-Camera Film, 1977, Julian Antonisz
- What Do We See After Closing Our Eyes and Stopping Our Ears?, 1978, Julian Antonisz
- Bermuda Wheel, 1979, Jerzy Kalina
- Cinéma Vérité, 1979, Andrzej Warchal
- An Unforgettable Night, 1996, Janek Koza
- Family Business, 1996, Janek Koza
- Death to Five, 2002, Mariusz Wilczynski
- Unfortunately, 2004, Mariusz Wilczynski
- Bark, You Mongrel, Raise Hell, My Pearl, 2006, Wojciech Bakowski
- Spoken Movie 1, 2007, Wojciech Bakowski
- Cap, 2007, Tomek Sikora
- Cakes, 2007, Tomek Sikora


ANTOLOGY OF POLISH CHILDREN'S ANIMATION

DVD: REGION: 0
Genre: Animation
Year: 2008
Run time: 357 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $29.95

 


Polskie Wydawnictwo Audiowizualne has released the long-awaited DVD album "Anthology of Polish Children's Animation". Thirty-seven best Polish animated films on three DVD records complete with texts by the series editor, Marcin Gizycki.

An Anthology of Polish Children's Animation includes almost forty shorts chosen from amongst several hundred award-winning or critically well-received films from the last 60 years. Although it does not include selections from the most popular animated series (they deserve a separate release), some of those characters, like Bolek and Lolek or Rexie are represented here, as they had previously appeared in separate films. The works presented here contain no violence, but are intended not only for younger viewers, but also for lovers of art film, who will value their unusually high artistic quality and innovative form. Among the directors included are some of the most famous names in Polish animation, among them Zenon Wasilewski, Witold Giersz, Daniel Szczechura, Julian Antonisz, and Academy Award-winner Zbigniew Rybczyński. Marcin Gizycki
.

DVD 1
- ZA KRÓLA KRAKUSA [In the Time of King Krakus] (1947) directed by Zenon Wasilewski
- CYRK [Circus] (1954) directed by Wlodzimierz Haupe
- MYSZKA I KOTEK [Cat and Mouse] (1958) directed by Wladyslaw Nehrebecki
- BULANDRA I DIABEL [Bulandra and the Devil] (1959) directed by Jerzy Zitzman, Lechoslaw Marszalek
- PYZA [Dumpling] (1959) directed by Lucjan Dembinski
- MALY WESTERN [A Little Western] (1960) directed by Witold Giersz
- PRZYGODA W PASKI [An Adventure in Stripes] (1960) directed by Alina Maliszewska
- ZA BOREM, ZA LASEM [Beyond the Wood, Beyond the Forest] (1961) directed by Wladyslaw Nehrebecki
- SCYZORYK [The Pocket-Knife] (1961) directed by Leszek Lorek
- KUSZA [Crossbow] (1963) directed by Wladyslaw Nehrebecki
- DINOZAURY [Dinosaurs] (1963) directed by Witold Giersz
- KWARTECIK [The Little Quartet] (1965) directed by Edward Sturlis

DVD 2
- MALUCH [Maluch The Little Car] (1965) directed by Lucjan Dembinski
- NIESPODZIANKA [The Surprise] (1965) directed by Teresa Badzian
- REKSIO POLIGLOTA [Rexie the Polyglot] (1967) directed by Lechoslaw Marszalek
- CZARNE CZY BIALE [Black or White] (1967) directed by Waclaw Wajser
- PIESEK W KRATKE [The Little Checked Dog] (1968) directed by Zofia Oldak
- KUNDELEK [The Little Mongrel] (1969) directed by Lidia Hornicka
- MIKI MOL [Miki Mol] (1975) directed by Ryszard Antoniszczak
- ZADYMKA [The Blizzard] (1976) directed by Piotr Szpakowicz
- SMOK BARNABA [Barnaby the Dragon] (1977) directed by Tadeusz Wilkosz
- NIELOTEK [The Little Flightless Bird] (1984) directed by Lucja Mróz-Raynoch
- O NAJWIEKSZEJ KLOTNI [The Biggest Quarrel] (1999) directed by Zbigniew Kotecki
- KRAWIEC NITECZKA [Tailor Thin-as-a-Thread] (2005) directed by Andrzej Gosieniecki

DVD 3
- GUZIK [Button] (1964) directed by Teresa Badzian
- OSTATNIE ZERO [The Last Zero] (1965) directed by Alina Maliszewska
- BAJKA [A Tale] (1968) directed by Ryszard Kuziemski
- JAK TO SIE DZIEJE [How Is It That...?] (1970) directed by Julian Antonisz
- JAK NAUKA WYSZLA Z LASU [How Learning Came Back Out of the Woods] (1970) directed by Julian Antonisz
- WSPANIALY MARSZ [The Wonderful March] (1970) directed by Witold Giersz
- JESLI UJRZYSZ KOTA [If You Spot a Cat Flying Through the Air] (1971) directed by Daniel Szczechura
- CZARODZIEJSKIE TROJKATY [Enchanted Triangles] (1972) directed by Stefan Janik
- ZEGNAJ PARO [Farewell to Steam] (1974) directed by Ryszard Antoniszczak
- LOKOMOTYWA [Locomotive] (1976) directed by Zbigniew Rybczynski
- KULE I KOLA [Balls and Wheels] (1988) directed by Lucja Mróz-Raynoch
- DOBRANOCKA [The Bedtime Story] (1997) directed by Daniel Szczechura
- KOSMICZNA GRA [The Cosmic Game] (2000) directed by Robert Turlo

 

 

THE BLACK SERIES
Polish School of Documentary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2007
Run time: 233 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles

price: $24.50

 

The importance of these films lies (...) not only in the sharp and critical tone they adopt, nor in the function of direct social intervention they perform. These films show some kind of rehabilitation of a social documentary's general sense. For the first time in years viewers are brutally and provocatively attacked, which makes them forget that they are sitting in front of the screen. They are treated with a highly meaningful piece of reality, presented with passion and with no resistance, in an observant and intelligent way. (...) The projection room becomes filled with strong excitement. Polish film has not long been able to unleash so many powerful feelings and shrewd thoughts in the spectators. (...) Such is the signal that we are witnessing a significant event in the history of Polish cinema. Boleslaw Michalek, "Polish Documentary" 1956

LOOK OUT, HOOLIGANS!, 1955, 12 min.
THE CHILDREN ACCUSE, 1956, 10 min.
WHERE THE DEVIL SAYS GOODNIGHT, 1956, 11 min.
PEOPLE FROM AN EMPTY ZONE, 1957, 15 min.
PARAGRAPH ZERO, 1957, 16 min.
ROCKY SOIL, 1956, 16 min.
LITTLE TOWN, 1956, 10 min.
WARSAW`56, 1956, 7 min.
PLACE OF RESIDENCE, 1957, 16 min.
ARE YOU AMONG THEM?, 1954, 8 min.
THE LUBLIN OLD TOWN, 1956, 5 min.
THE CITY ON ISLANDS, 1958, 9 min.
FROM POWIÚLE, 1958, 10 min.
GREAT GATHERING. Special Edition of Polish National Newsreel, 1956, 9 min.
VIII PLENUM. Special Edition of Polish National Newsreel, 1956, 3 min.
SOPOT`57, 1957, 16 min.
JAZZ TALKS, 1957, 13 min.
BREAK UP THE DANCE, 1957, 8 min.
STS 58, 1959, 8 min.
A DAY WITHOUT THE SUN, 1959, 19 min.
ISLAND OF GREAT HOPES, 1957, 14 min.

 

POLISH ANIMATION ANTHOLOGY

DVD | PAL
Genre: Animation
Year: 2007
Run time: 236 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French subtitles

price: $29.95

 

"...These are sheer numbers and prizes that bear testimony to the past significance of Polish animation: 162 films exported in 1963 alone, 1974 proceeds from animated film exports higher than these from sales of feature films, dozens of highest prizes at most important festivals and competitions, Oscar for Zbigniew Rybczyński for "Tango", and so on, and so forth. The present anthology is the firs attempt to make at least a part of the extremely extensive output of Polish animators available to wider audiences. (...) The two DVDs which we present to cinema lovers, did not have enough room to contain all the outstanding Polish animated films of the last six decades, nor present all the makers worthy of attention. We do hope, however, that the selection is representative enough to let those viewers, who are not very well familiar with the history of Polish animation, get to know it better, while to its enthusiasts, it will bring back almost thirty of its gems."
Marcin Gizycki


DVD 1:
1. The Hause, 1958 r. Walerian Borowczyk, Jan Lenica
2. The Changing of The Guard, 1958 r. Wlodzimierz Haupe, Halina Bielińska
3. The School, 1958 r. Walerian Borowczyk
4. The Labyrinth, 1961 r. Jan Lenica
5. Playthings, 1962 r. Kazimierz Urbański
6. The Red and The Black, 1963 r. Witold Giersz
7. The Armchair, 1963 r. Daniel Szczechura
8. Cages, 1966 r. Miroslaw Kijowicz
9. Everything is a Number, 1966 r. Stefan Schabenbeck
10. The Horse, 1967 r. Witold Giersz
11. Stairs, 1968 r. Stefan Schabenbeck
12. The Journey, 1970 r. Daniel Szczechura
13. The Son, 1970 r. Ryszard Czekala
14. The Roll-Call, 1970 r. Ryszard Czekala

DVD 2:
1. The Road, 1971 r. Miroslaw Kijowicz
2. Soup, 1974 r. Zbigniew Rybczyński
3. Banquett, 1976 r. Zofia Oraczewska
4. Reflections, 1979 r. Jerzy Kucia
5. A Highly Committed Movie, 1979 r. Julian Antonisz
6. Tango, 1980 r. Zbigniew Rybczyński
7. Unfaitthful Portrait, 1981 r. Ewa Bibańska
8. Solo in a fallow Field, 1981 r. Jerzy Kalina
9. Littre Black Riding Hood, 1983 r. Piotr Dumala
10. Gentile Spirit, 1985 r. Piotr Dumala
11. The Race, 1989 r. Marek Serafiński
12. Tuning The Instruments, 2000 r. Jerzy Kucia
13. The Cathedral, 2002 r. Tomek Bagiński
14. Ichthis, 2005 r. Marek Skrobecki

 

WLADYSLAW SLESICKI:
Polish School of Documentary
DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Wladyslaw Slesicki
Run time: 281 min.
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.
price:
$25.95

 

1 DVD:

FAMILY OF MAN, 1966, 25'
AMID PEOPLE, 1960, 14'
A TEAM OF FOREST SPIRIT, 1957, 15'
THE RAFTS SAIL ON, 1962, 20'
THE MOUNTAIN, 1964, 15'
BEFORE LEAVES FALL..., 1964, 28'
SLOPING FIELDS, 1970, 21'

2 DVD:

THE GYPSY CAMP, 1955, 13'
ROAD STORY, 1958, 19'
A WALK IN BIESZCZADY, 1958, 6'
PORTRAIT OF A SMALL TOWN, 1961, 9'
PEOPLE AND FISH, 1962, 13'
THE TWENTY-FIRST, 1964, 13'

A MOMENT OF SILENCE, 1965, 18'
DAYS MONTHS YEARS..., 1966, 16'
ENERGY, 1967, 18'
SUGAR MILL IN MOROCCO, 1964, 18'


PAWEL LOZINSKI:
Polish School of Documentary
DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Pawel Lozinski
Run time: 338 min.
Year: 2009
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.
price:
$25.95

 

1 DVD:

STRUCTURE, 1989
100 YEARS AT THE CINEMA, 1995
SLAWOMIR MROZEK PRESENTS, 1997
THE SISTERS, 1999
A WOMAN FROM UKRAINE, 2002
KITTY, KITTY, 2008

2 DVD:

BIRTHPLACE, 1992
THE WAY IT IS, 1999
CHEMO, 2008

 

 

GRYCZELOWSKA/HALLADIN/KAMIENSKA: Polish School of Documentary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Run time: 342 min.
Year: 2009
DVD: 3 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

Gryczełowska, Kamieńska and Halladin are three great individualities of the Polish Documentary School. Each of them, disparately, paints a vision of Poland in the 60s, 70s and 80s. It is difficult to imagine Polish documentary cinema without their films, (...) they never created films together, neither were their achievements linked through a common denominator, nor were they brought together, like they have in this compilation. Nevertheless, the output of these three documentary filmmakers does have plenty in common. Against the background of other films, these stand out thanks to their very specific vantage points. The authors adopt the attitude of a "delicate observer", who looks at the world penetratingly and warmly".

Mikołaj Jazdon

DVD 1 - Krystyna Gryczełowska:
1. Siedliszcze /1960/ 7'
2. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays /1965/ 10'
3. His Name is Blazej Rejdak, He Lives in Roznica in the Jedrzejowski Powiat /1968/ 16'
4. The 24 Hours of Jadwiga L. /1967/ 14'
5. 90 days a Year/1968/ 14'
6. Our Friends from Lodz/1971/ 16'
7. ...In February 1971 /1971/ 10'
8. The Well /1986/ 14'

DVD 2 - Danuta Halladin:
1. First Grade /1960/ 10'
2. My Street/1965/ 9'
3. The Family /1971/ 15'
4. To Go Amongst People /1973/ 13'
5. The Thershold /1975/ 17'
6. A Lodz Life, reż. wspólnie z Lidi± Zonn /1984/ 19'

DVD 3 - Irena Kamieńska:
1. Good Morning, Children /1966/ 12'
2. The Dam /1976/ 16'
3. A Beautiful Freezing Polish Winter /1978/ 17'
4. Workwomen /1981/ 16'
5. Day After Day /1988/ 16'
6. Missionaries of Charity, reż. wspólnie z Jadwig± Zajicek /1991/ 31'
7. Fog /1993/ 20'
8. The Church on Mount Zion /1996/ 30'

 

JACEK BLAWUT: Polish School of Documentary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jacek Blawut
Run time: 333 min.
Year: 2009
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

DVD1
1) Without Title /1980/ 4'
2) View /1984/ 9'
3) A Slide to the Sky /1985/ 15'
4) Lump of Sugar /1986/ 9'
5) The Abnormals /1990/ 75'
6) Rugged Souls /1995/ 57'

DVD2
7) Skalski's Circus /1986/ 21'
8) I Was a General of Wehrmaht /1988/ 18'
9) Your Native Country /2002/ 26'
10) Born Dead /2004/ 52'
11) Rat in the Crown/2005/ 47'

 

MARIA ZMARZ-KOCZANOWICZ:
Polish School of Documentrary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz
Run time: 362 min.
Year: 2009
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

Polish Audiovisual Publishers have initiated publication of "Polish School of Document", a DVD series edited by Tadeusz Sobolewski and devoted to the Polish documentary film. Each record is dedicated to a different documentary filmmaker, and contains selected works from his output. The review presents directors both well-known and forgotten, mature as well as beginners.

DVD 1

1) "Everyone Knows Who They Are Standing Behind", 1983
2) "I Am a Man", 1985
3) "The Office", 1986
4) "Major, or the Revolution of the Gnomes", 1989
5) "Hanky Panky", 1996
6) "Gdanski Station", 2007

DVD 2

1) "Generation 89", 2002
2) "Dziennik.pl", 2004
3) "I Love Poland", 2007

 

WOJCIECH WISZNIEWSK:
Polish School of Documentrary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Wojciech Wiszniewski
Run time: 162 min.
Year: 2007
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

Actually, the genre i work within is of secondary importance to me. I am interested in the diverse expressions of polish reality and their historical and cultural roots. I do not divide subject matter into contemporary and historical. [...] The reality which surrounds us is anchored in the past. I, for example, being a part of the process, am continuously growing out of the past. In my films, i try to make the viewer aware of this continuity. I believe that we can communicate on this level. I express my feelings in a lyrical, grotesque, exalted and ironic way. [...] I try to construct each piece so that the viewer can choose the tonality to suit his temperament, mood and experience. Because it is only time that can tell the truly tragic from the comical. [wojciech wiszniewski, "cinema", 1978/8]

DVD 1
1. Heart Attack, 1967
2. Trace, 1969
3. Tomorrow. April 31 - May 1, 1970, 1970
4. Wilkasy 70, 1971
5. A Story of a Man Who Filled 552% Of The Quota, 1973
6. Wanda Goúcimińska. A Weaver, 1975
7. The Primer, 1976
8. The Carpenter, 1976
9. Foreman On A Farm, 1978

DVD 2
1. Random Love Story, 1974

 

MAREK PIWOWSKI:
Polish School of the Documentary

DVD | Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Marek Piwowski
Run time: 183 min.
Year: 2007
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

Perhaps some scenes in my films suggest that I treat people like an entomologist when examining his insect specimens. [...] Stupidity is more flavoursome food for artistic matter, than correctness and norm. As for the human species...

I have done a TV play based on a short story by Lem. The plot evolves around the fact that the all-universe organization of united planets refuses our - people's - accession on account of the shortcomings intrinsic to mankind. (Profiles, 1980/10)

DVD 1
1. The Overture, 1965
2. A Compartment For a Hundred People and More, 1965
3. The Fly Killer, 1966
4. Kirk Douglas (Welcome Kirk), 1966
5. Fire! Fire! At Last Something's Going On, 1976
6. Success, 1968
7. Psychodrama, 1969
8. Corkscrew, 1971
9. Hair, 1971

DVD 2
1. A Knife in Dino Baggio's Head, 1999
2. Gurgle, 1983
3. The Parade Step, 1977

 

ANDRZEJ MUNK: Polish School of the Documentary

DVD |Region: 0
Genre: Documentary
Director: Andrzej Munk
Run time: 225 min.
Year: 2007
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price: $24.95

One should look for the sources of the legend that surrounds the person and work of Andrzej Munk (1921-1961) in his untimely and tragic death and, above all, in the belief that what he did create as filmmaker and what he had no time to create contains a mystery. This belief stems from the experience of his films and the feeling that his sudden death put an end to an important current in the history of Polish cinema; a separate phenomenon deprived of spiritual partners and followers. (...) He was fascinated with experiment in art. This is, after all, how his early documentaries have to be seen. In the 1950s, fictionalizing the documentary form - or to put things in the opposite way - employment of the documentary film poetics to depict fictional events, was the mark of his experimental approach, his search for new forms of expression. However, Munk treated formal experiments in a special way. One can safely assume that in most cases - which is particularly evident in the first, documentary period of his work - these formal experiments opposed, in moral terms, the imposed propaganda goals, standardized ideology and aesthetic norms. These became de-mythologized through revealing the presence of real people in the ideologically-programmed un-reality, as well as through his search for forms of cinematic imaging able to destroy certain binding conventions. Andrzej Munk, the rebellious documentary filmmaker, remained one even when he had moved away from the documentary towards feature films.
Ewelina Nurczyńska-Fidelska

Polish School of the Documentary. Andrzej Munk, 2 DVDs

1. "Destination Nowa Huta!" 1952
2. "Peasant diares" 1952
3. "The railwayman`s word" 1953
4. "The stars must burn" 1954
5. "The men of the blue cross" 1955
6. "One Sunday morning" 1955
7. "A walk in the old town of Warsaw" 1958
8. Polish Newsreel No. 52/1959 A-B, No. 39/1961 B

 

MARCEL ŁOZIŃSKI: Polish School of the Documentary

DVD | PAL
Genre: Documentary
Director: Marcel Łoziński
Run time: 330 min.
Year: 2007
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price:
$24.95

Marcel Loziński about his work:
Why do I shoot documentaries?
-Cause there are things going on around, in me, too, and I try to roll them into one.
-Cause I like asking questions about joy, fear, pain, hope.
-Cause I want to understand how it feels.
-Cause I don't believe in objective recording.
-Cause I value God's whim more than my imagination.
-Cause I am curious if others feel the way I do.
-Cause it's my chosen profession; I didn't want to work as an engineer.
-Cause I like to solidify reality, but only in such a way as not to distort it.
-Cause I gotta earn.*

* excerpt from "Chelmska 21", a book published to commemorate 50th anniversary of Documentary and Feature Film Studios in Warsaw, 2000.

DVD 1:
1. "Happy End", 1972
2. "The King", 1974
3. "The visit", 1974
4. "Front collision", 1975
5. "How to live", 1977
6. "The touch", 1978
7. "Matriculation", 1978


DVD 2:
1. "Microphone's test", 1980
2. "Practise exercises", 1984
3. "My place", 1985
4. "Witnesses", 1987
5. "89 mm from Europe", 1993
6. "Anything can happen", 1995
7. "So it doesn't hurt", 1998


MACIEJ DRYGAS: Polish School of the Documentary

DVD | PAL
Genre: Documentary
Director: Maciej Drygas
Run time: 219 min.
Year: 2006
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
language: Polish with English, French, German, Russian subtitles.

price:
$24.95

"A particularly vital question that they raise, concerns the relation between the historical and the universal. The reason why Drygas's films enjoyed success throughout Europe, was not a tremendous interest of international audiences in the picture of life under Communist rule in Poland. The universal, the commonly understood, is hidden right in the historical detail, in the non-simplified truth of life at a concrete time and place, one that is easily convertible into other people's experience of the human fate. This is what all Maciej Drygas's films talk about in their widest, and perhaps most important, sense."
Andrzej Werner

DVD 1:
1. "Hear my cry", 1991
2. "State of weightlessness", 1994


DVD 2:

1. "Voice of hope", 2002
2. "One day in people's Poland", 2005

 

KAZIMIERZ KARABASZ: Polish school of the Documentary

DVD | PAL
Genre: Documentary
Director: Kazimierz Karabasz
Run time: 315 min.
Year: 2006
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English, French subtitles

price:
$24.95


"I believe that the documentalist's profession consists in looking for tiny particles, which constitute - immodestly speaking - the truth about the man. Close observation and collection of the details that make up life, can make one grasp this truth. If only parts of it, if only just a flash... If one treats the documentary film seriously, quest for these details is the only vital reason to take up the documentary. I cannot see any others."
Kazimierz Karabasz


DVD 1:
1. "Day in day out...", 1955
2. "The musicians", 1960
3. "People on the road", 1960
4. "Railway junction", 1961
5. "On the treshold", 1965
6. "A year in the life of Franek W.", 1967
7. "Krytsyna M. portrait sketches", 1973


DVD 2:

1. "Material test", 1981
2. "Portrait in a drop of water", 1997
3. "Encounters", 2004.

 

KRZYSZTOF KIE¦LOWSKI: Polish School of the Documentary

DVD | PAL
Genre: Documentary
Director: Krzysztof Kie¶lowski
Run time: 240 min.
Year: 2006
DVD: 2 DVDs
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles.

price: $24.95

Polish Audiovisual Publishers have initiated publication of "Polish School of Document", a DVD series edited by Tadeusz Sobolewski and devoted to the Polish documentary film. Each record is dedicated to a different documentary filmmaker, and contains selected works from his output. The review presents directors both well-known and forgotten, mature as well as beginners. The first record features documentaries by Krzysztof Kie¶lowski.

DVD 1:
1. From the City of Lodz (1969)
2. I was a Soldier (1970)
3. Refrain (1972)
4. A Bricklayer (1973)
5. X-Ray (1974)
6. A Curriculum Vitae (1975)
7. Slate (1976)

DVD 2:
1. First Love (1974)
2. Hospital (1976)
3. A Night Porter's Point of View (1977)
4. Seven Women of Different Ages (1978)
5. Talking Heads(1980)

 

KRÓTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU
(A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Year: 1987
Run time: 81 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $29.95


Polish icon Krzysztof Kieslowski takes his famed European TV series, "Decalogue," and uses it as inspiration for this film about life in a modern and exceedingly random time. Three Warsaw residents, a cab driver, a nomad and a lawyer are on a heartbreaking collision course that exposes the vindictive, competitive and ultimately cruel side of humanity
.

 

NÓŻ W WODZIE
(KNIFE IN THE WATER)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Roman Polanski
Year: 1962
Run time: 94 min.
Country: Poland
Language: Polish with English subtitles

price: $29.95



Based on Jerzy Kawalerowicz's script, Polanski's first feature film is considered one of the most significant cinematic achievements of Eastern European cinema during the Communist era. It is a simple, intimate story involving a couple on a yachting weekend who participate in an intricate-and dangerous-emotional game with a young, attractive hitchhiker. With just three characters, a boat, and a huge expanse of sea, the film descends into dramatic convolutions that build an ambiguous tension while revealing the deep psychological complexities of the characters.

 

ANDRZEJ WAJDA: 4 DVD's package

DVD | PAL

Four movies directed by Andrzej Wajda:

WESELE

POPIÓŁ I DIAMENT

KANAŁ

LOTNA

Language: Polish language. English subtitles.

price:
$29.95

 

DEKALOG (THE DECALOGUE)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Year:1988-89
Run Time: 562 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language. English subtitles.

price: $79.95




ŻUREK (THE WHITE SOUP)

DVD | NTSC
Genre:Drama
Director:Ryszard Brylski
Year: 2003
Run Time: 72 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language, English subtitles

price: $15.95

 

 

The dramatic story of a woman's struggle to discover the identity of her grandchild's father. The grandmother (played by Katarzyna Figura) becomes obsessed with discovering the identity of the man who fathered her daughter's child.

The naive daughter (played by Natalia Rybicka) is of little help with her mother with the search, which turns into a dangerous journey, filled with unexpected events. The mother is forced to face and overcome her own dark secrets and deepest fears, and her struggles provide her daughter with a new sense of hope and understanding of her own life.

 

WIED¬MIN (THE HEXER)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Science-Fiction
Director: Marek Brodzki
Year: 2002
Run Time: 129 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish language. English subtitles.

price: $15.95

 


Geralt, The White Wolf, is the perfect warrior - a weapons expert who knows magic and will fight any opponent. But he is also a human being who struggles for recognition of his own humanity while battling the monsters and villains that threaten his people. With the help of his friends he defends the inhabitants of his world, each day drawing nearer to his Destiny... although he does not know it.

In the style of "The Lord of the Rings ", "The Hexer" is based on the novels of Andrzej Sapkowski, Poland's most talented fantasy / sci-fi author.

 

ZAKOCHANY ANIOŁ (ANGEL IN LOVE)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Comedy
Director: Artur Wiecek
Year: 2005
Run Time: 100 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish

price: $15.95

 


Angel in Love" is a sequel to "Angel of Cracow." The Angel Giordano begins to seriously contemplate life on Earth since he cannot return to Heaven. He finds that with a little optimism and faith in God's ways, he can live happily despite the sadness around him. When it's time for his final conversion into a human, Giordano is struck not by what he is going to lose, but by what he will gain - becoming male.

The shock is enough to fray his nerves. Fortunately, Heaven doesn't abandon its angels and the powers-that-be arrange a meeting between Giordano and the only other person who can bring him Heaven on Earth. A man in love can be happier on Earth than an angel in Heaven!



W PUSTYNI I W PUSZCZY
(IN DESERT AND WILDERNESS)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Family
Director: Gavin Hood
Year: 2001
Run Time: 111 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language. English, French & Spanish subtitles.

price: $15.95


From the Nobel Prize winning author of "Quo Vadis?" comes this critically acclaimed and award-winning film about two children lost deep in the African continent. After escaping from kidnappers, they set off on a great adventure, full of obstacles, dangers, and fun as they learn about life on their return home.


QUO VADIS

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Jerzy Kawalerowicz
Year: 2001
Run Time: 270 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish

price: $15.95

 



Quo Vadis is a grand historical epic based on the novel by Henryk Sienkiewicz running four and a half hours in length. Although this is long by most standards, it really does allow the plot to fully develop and be brought to a conclusion. We get a glimpse of many parts of life in Rome, from wild drunken parties with plenty of topless women, a gruesome close up of lions eating Christians in the coliseum, and even the burning of Rome itself.

The story has several elements that are all dovetail each other. We have a young patrician named Marcus Vinicius (Pawel Delag) who falls in love with Lygia (Magdalena Mielcarz), a Christian woman. At first she is not interested in him, but soon returns his love. Petronius (Boguslaw Linda), who is one of Nero's advisors, tries to help him physically capture his love as he has influence with Nero. Matters are complicated as Nero is out of control and is most concerned about his insane self-interests, which leads to trouble for many others.

Boguslaw Linda was one of the best performers in the film. As he was the middleman between Marcus and the crazed Nero, his position from the start was precarious. He portrayed the patrician who was calm and collected in moments of confusion, sincere with his feelings, and often had witty remarks. Linda's acting was fantastic.

Quo Vadis is perfect for those who enjoy historic epics. Overall, I thought the underlying message was about forgiveness and love, something we can all relate to and topics that would not hurt us to reflect upon. With nearly all of its characters experiencing moments of triumph and suffering, we witness and experience a wide range of emotions in this story that takes place about two thousand years ago.



PAN TADEUSZ

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Romance
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1999
Run Time: 150 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish, with English subtitles

price: $15.95

A grand and patriotic tale of Poland's struggle for freedom just before Napoleon's war with Russia. Written in a poetic style by Adam Mickiewicz, this story follows two feuding Polish families, as they overcome their old conflicts and petty lives to unite simply as Poles, and begin a heroic effort to free the country they deeply love from Russian control.



WSZYSTKO NA SPRZEDAŻ
(EVERYTHING FOR SALE)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1969
Run Time: 94 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language. English & Spanish subtitles.

price: $15.95

 


Inspired by the tragic death of the great Polish actor Zbigniew Cybulski, this Andrzej Wajda film focuses on the behind-the-scenes lives of a director and his actors when they are disrupted by the mysterious death of their leading man.

 

PANNY Z WILKA
(YOUNG GIRLS OF WILKO)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1979
Run Time: 118 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish language. English, French & Spanish subtitles.

price: $15.95




This Oscar nominated Andrzej Wajda film is an unsentimental but poetic exploration of the ironies of love and hope. After 15 years away, Wiktor returns to his hometown of Wilko where he encounters five sisters who are forced to reconsider their complicated lives and personal failures.


CZŁOWIEK Z MARMURU
(MAN OF MARBLE)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1976
Run Time: 153 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish language. English subtitles

price: $15.95

 

Agnieszka is a film school student whose final film centers around Mateusz Birkut, a bricklayer from Nowa Huta, who was considered a great hero and a leader at work. Later - like many others - he was fired without any pity . In examining the truth about his life, Agnieszka discovers a more general truth about the bitter years of the 50s and about the difficult fate of the Polish nation.

 

GRY ULICZNE (STREET GAMES)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Thriller
Director: Krzysztof Krauze
Year: 1995
Run Time: 100 min.
Country: Poland

Language:
Polish, with English Subtitles

price: $15.95

 

 


A political thriller, based on the 1978 death of Stanislaw Pyjas, a student protester who helped inspire Poland's Solidarity movement. While covering a politician's mid-90's campaign for Prime Minister, a reporter uncovers the popular candidate's earlier connection to Pyjas' death, facts missing from the official police report. Now, only the reporter's "street smarts" can protect him from the forces trying to stop the release of his story.



ZMRUŻ OCZY (SQUINT YOUR EYES)

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Drama
Director: Andrzej Jakimowski
Year: 2002
Run Time: 88 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language

price: $15.95

 



The film goes beyond the story of an adult man and a teenage girl's friendship. Just like early Kustorica or Tanovic, in his "No Man's Land," Polish director Jakimowski is a master of balancing the borderline between gravity, irony and comedy.

Gala of Polish Film Awards took place on the 6th March in Warsaw Royal Castle. Eagles 2004 are given by the members of Polish Film Academy. And who won in 2004? Five eagles flight to "Squint Your Eyes," by Andrzej Jakimowski, in four categories: for the best movie, for the best director, for the best actor, for the best script and the best-liked film by the viewing audience.

Congratulations for Andrzej Jakimowski - we wish you continuing success.

 

E=mc2

DVD | NTSC
Genre: Comedy
Director: Olaf Lubaszenko
Year: 2002
Run Time: 93 min.
Country: Poland

Language: Polish language

price: $15.95

 

 

 


 


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