Polish films we are waiting for in the first months of 2024

“Kos is a racist, fat, crude historical smorgasbord, set just before the Kosciuszko Uprising. Diversity told in a universal language with a cultural code that is not only written into the Polish DNA, but also flows through the entire bloodstream of Western cinema,” he wrote in a review. For Interia Łukasz Adamski.

“We have a tradition of historical cinema in Poland in the form of a school car. First of all, it is supposed to be reliable and show national heroes in a good light. We also have a national hero and we also show him in a good light, but we had different goals, and the assumption was that.” History should serve our film, not the history of our film,” he said in an interview with Interia. Paul Maslona.

“Kos” It received the most statuettes at the Polish Feature Film Festival in 2023, where it received nine awards, including the grand prize – Golden Lions for Best Film.

Apart from the festival in Gdynia, viewers can watch Paweł Maślona's latest production in the pre-shows. “Kos” will be released nationwide on January 26, 2024.

The film will be based on his novel – “Whose Life I Lived” and will tell the story of the Kargul and Paulak families as they move from the former border areas to the so-called Recovered Lands.

He was standing behind the camera Artur Żmijewski.For a famous actor, known, among others, from “Na dobre i na evil” and “Ojca Mateusz” it will be his directorial debut. We will see them in the lead roles Carol Dziuba I Adam saved. However, it is known that the cast will include, among others: Anna Demna. For many years, the actress played the role of the characters' granddaughter – Anya.

“On our own. The beginning.”It is a comedy film that sheds light on the origins of the conflicts between the Karguls and the Pawlaks, and will be shown in cinemas on February 16, 2024.

“Claudius Chrostowski's debut fits in with the trend of melancholic, intimate cinema. 'Ultima Thule' deals with difficult family relationships and does so in an intimate way – restrained, simple yet ambiguous, while avoiding judgment. Additionally, it is supported by excellent acting (in this case , Transport Jacob Gershall), without whose performance the film would not have been able to bear its great emotional weight,” wrote Marcin Radomski in his review for Interia.

Ultima Thule has received several prestigious awards in recent months. It won the micro-budget film competition during the Polish Feature Film Festival in Gdynia. Chrostowski also received the award. Janusz “Koba” Morgenstern “Perspectiwa” for Best Debut. “When creating subsequent films, I always like to keep ‘Jowita’ or ‘Goodbye Until Tomorrow’ close to my heart.” Janusz Morgenstern. The award-winning director said: “They are films in which one frame tells more than a thousand words, and they represent, in my opinion, what is most important in cinema, that is, emotions and relationships between people.”

“Ultima Thule” It will be released in theaters on February 16, 2024.

“Whatever” movie Grzegorz Dybowski It turned out to be one of the best productions presented during the 48th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. The social drama, which presents the image of the Polish countryside, won the “Golden Claw” award in the “Other Point of View” category for “courage of form and content.” Dębowski himself received the titles of best director and first screenwriter. They were also recognized for their roles Artur Pacini I Agnieszka Kwietniewska.

“Polish society has recently become heated due to various types of strikes. One day, I thought that this growing determination in various social groups deserved to be based on a feature film. I saw possible models for the heroes in some news. […] From a social subject to a human being,” Dębowski said in an interview with Interia.

“It has been a long time since Polish cinema has seen such a true picture of the countryside with a strong hero – a cowboy – fighting against windmills. The social drama “Tyle conic” by Grzegorz Dębowski is a very good Polish debut, which is inspired by “From the beginning to The End,” Marcin Radomski wrote about the production.

“Nothing at all” It will enter Polish cinemas on March 8, 2024.

“White Courage” discusses the collaboration of some residents of the Podhali Highlands (Juralienfolk) with the Nazis during World War II. The turbulent history of this region is shown through the fate of two brothers who fall in love with the same girl, and stand on opposite sides of the barrier.

The director, co-writer and cinematographer is an award-winning filmmaker – cinematographer, documentary director and screenwriter Marcin Koszalkaauthor of films such as “red spider”, “You're going to be a legend, man.”and “She gave birth to such a beautiful son” and “Declaring immortality” and “Existence” and “Let’s run away from her.”

“For centuries, successive rulers attempted to use the beauty of the Highlanders' folklore for their own purposes. The Poles viewed the Highlanders as exemplary Catholic patriots. The Nazis, in turn, were a long-lost German tribe. However, the Highlanders resisted all ideological colonization.” The director says about his film: “‘White Courage’ is a proof of my respect for the Polish minority of highlanders who have lived in Podhaly for centuries.”

“white courage” It will be released in theaters on March 8, 2024.

The film “Too Big for Fairy Tales” conquered Polish screens in 2022. The film tells the story of teenager Waldek Banach (Maciej Karac), the boy who lives under the wings of his overprotective mother, Teresa (Karolina Gruszka), he ended up for a time under the care of his crazy aunt Maryulka (Dorota Colak). Theresa becomes seriously ill, and Waldeck finally begins to take responsibility for himself (and others).

In “Too Big for Fairy Tales 2,” the action moves from Groucho in Warsaw to Zakopane. New characters will appear in the story: Piotr, who plays him Paul Domagala And Krzysztof – in this role Michal Surawski. The script was written by Agnieszka Dąbrowska, and again directed by Christopher Ross.

“I think we all had a silent dream of returning to this story. We felt it was beautiful and it quickly became clear that our intuition had failed us. The audience loved this story as much as we loved it. So there was no choice – we had a choice,” Karolina Gruszka said about working on the film in an interview. With Dagmara Romanowska: “We had to go back to the set. A fantastic scenario was prepared, and that is how we found ourselves in Zakopane, in the heart of the Tatra Mountains.”

Movie premiere “Too Big for Fairy Tales 2” It will take place on March 15, 2024.

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