Along with Autumn, as a gratis, Poland received long, dark evenings. You can use that “gift” and catch up on polish cinematography. Here we prepared 5 drama movies, to begin with! Ready?
1. Cold war (Zimna wojna)
The story of the great and difficult love of two people who cannot be together and at the same time live without each other. In the background, the events of the Cold War of the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and also Paris. It’s a poetic yet quiet movie that doesn’t scream its point but rather invites you to come to your own conclusions.
Cold war was nominated to Oscar’s 2019 in the categories: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best
2. The art of Love. The story of Michalina Wyslocka (Sztuka kochania)
Michalina Wislocka, the most famous and recognized sexologist of communist Poland, fights for the right to publish her book, which will change the sex life of Polish people forever.
3. The Last Family (Ostatnia rodzina)
Music journalist, translator and essayist Tomasz Beksiński moves into the apartment next to his parents. Soon it becomes clear that doom lies over the family. The film shows the realities of communism in Poland, totally must watch if you’re into that times of Polish history!
4. Black Thursday (Czarny czwartek. Janek Wiśniewski padł)
History of Bruno Drywa and other inhabitants of Gdynia. On Black Thursday, December 17, 1970, they were killed by the military and the militia.
This is the story of all of us Poles, who lived in the times of cards and rising food prices. The authorities introduced monstrous food increases before Christmas, forgetting about the simultaneous increase in wages. The rebellious workers from the Gdynia shipyards and the inhabitants of Gdańsk go out to the streets, refusing to work, and in this way, they want to win better conditions for their families.
5. Corpus Cristi (Boże Ciało)
Twenty-year-old Daniel is paroled from the reformatory. He goes to the other end of Poland to work in a carpentry shop, but instead begins to pretend to be a priest. It is rare for feature films to arouse such strong reactions, and Corpus Christi (Polish Oscar 2019 candidate), although he is not a classic tearjerker nor a fairy tale tailored to mass tastes, she emotionally breaks down on the shoulder blades.