International Competition

An Ordinary Country

Tomasz Wolski
Screening time  
15.06. / Tuesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Ticket
17.06. / Thursday, 16:30 - 18:00 Ticket

Controlled conversations, recording with hidden cameras, dirty records of interrogations and recruitment attempts as well as video tutorials for the officers of the security service – all of these materials are employed to portray the monitored life in Poland under communism. Sometimes grotesque, this picture is underpinned by horror, escalating intuitively with every minute. The dramatic culmination is when the Big Brother is not just watching but violating the privacy of an ordinary citizen. Before us, there is a terrifying communist panopticon which keeps spying on and recording itself. 

Tomasz_wolski

Tomasz Wolski

Tomasz Wolski is a film director, editor and cinematographer. He has made 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals. He is a member of the Guild of Polish Documentary Directors, Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. 

General sponsor

Zwyczajny kraj

Poland
2020, 51'

Directed by:
Tomasz Wolski

Screenplay by:
Tomasz Wolski

Cinematography:
Tomasz Wolski

Edited by:
Tomasz Wolski

Music:
Tomasz Wolski

Producer:
Anna Gawlita

Produced by:
Kijora

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel 2020 – Jury Prize Clinique de Genolier
Krakow Film Festival 2020 – Golden Hobby-Horse Award
Minsk International Film Festival 'Listapad' 2020 – Special Jury Award
FIDBA Buenos Aires International Documentary Film Festival 2020 – Special Mention
IDFA 2020
Trieste Film Festival 2021
FilmFestival Cottbus 2020
FIPADOC 2021
International Documentary Film Festival MiradasDoc 2021
La Plata International Independent Film Festival – FestiFreak 2020

Contact:

KIJORA Film
J. Dąbrowskiego 18/15
02-571 Warszawa, Poland
T. +48609421497
E. kijora@gmail.com
Marta Swiatek
E. marta.swiatek@kff.com.pl