In Focus: New Europe

Opera about Poland

Piotr Stasik
Screening time  
01.03. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
01.03. / Thursday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 5  
This film collage combines archival and contemporary materials, documentary and staged pictures, press reports, social announcements, sale offers and speech excerpts, attempting to answer this question.

Referencing the Polish tradition of creative documentaries in the manner of Wojciech Wiszniewski, the film presents various manifestations of Polishness: patriotic and religious rituals, everyday traditions, as well as typical landscapes and intimate childhood memories.


Piotr Stasik

Piotr Stasik, born in 1976, was a graduate of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing and the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. He is a co-initiator of the ‘ę’ Society of Creative Initiatives and worked as a lecturer in the Film Kindergarten of the Wajda School. His recent films include 21 x New York (2016, International Jury Special Mention at 2017 ZagrebDox), Diary of A Journey (2013), and The Last Day of Summer (2011).

General sponsor

Opera o Polsce

2017, 41'

Directed by:
Piotr Stasik

Screenplay by:
Piotr Stasik

Piotr Stasik, Adam Paleta, Pawel Chorzepa

Edited by:
Dorota Wardeszkiewicz, Piotr Stasik

Artur Zagajewski

Anna Gawlita

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2017 – Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film; Krakow Film Festival 2017 – Special Mention; Warsaw Film Festival 2017; Filmfestival Cottbus 2017; Febiofest 2018