International Competition


Tomasz Wolski
Screening time  
04.04. / Monday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 3 Ticket
06.04. / Wednesday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 5 Ticket
10.04. / Sunday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 2  

When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers can observe various power mechanisms. The film 1970 is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors. The basis for creating this inversion are archival recordings of telephone conversations of the Communist party leadership, which is shown through stop animation of photographs. The military intervention lasted more than a week with about forty dead and more than a thousand wounded.


Tomasz Wolski

Tomasz Wolski is a member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors, Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. He is director of short film Daughter (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cinematographer of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals like Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Camerimage and Krakow Film Festival.

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2021, 70'

Directed by:
Tomasz Wolski

Screenplay by:
Tomasz Wolski

Edited by:
Tomasz Wolski

Bartłomiej Tyciński, DJ Lenar

Anna Gawlita

Produced by:
Kijora Film

Festivals & Awards:

Visions du Réel: Special Jury Award (2021)
Kraków FF: Silver Hobby Horse for Best National Documentary (2021)
BIAFF: Best Documentary (2021)
IDFA (2021)
Ji.hlava IDFF (2021)


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