After initially refusing to leave his home in Kharkiv, Leonid Stanislavskyi reluctantly changed his mind after Russian bombing forced him to stop playing and he embarked upon his journey to Poland.
VIDEO: Entitled ‘Polskie Historie Kresowe’ (Polish Kresy Histories), the series begins with a 10 minute film entitled ‘Lwowski Antoni, Ostoja polskiej tradycji i wiary’ (Lviv’s St Anthony, Refuge of Polish Faith and Tradition), which presents a brief historical outline and contemporary insight into Lviv’s Parish Church of St Anthony and its Polish roots.
VIDEO: Originally a travel souvenir, the three-minute film taken by the American David Kurtz in 1938 is one of the only moving picture records of a typical Jewish town in Poland on the brink of catastrophe. Now filmmaker Bianca Stigter has ‘stretched’ the film into a 70-minute documentary entitled Three Minutes: A Lengthening.
VIDEO: Using previously unheard witness testimony and Bundesarchiv documents, the documentary entitled North of Hell (with English subtitles) reveals many of the atrocities were carried out by a German field gendarmerie unit under the command of Karl Liebscher, a sadistic captain who was responsible for as many as several thousand murders of Poles and Jews in Białołęka.
Saul Dreier and Ruby Sosnowicz are not typical men. In 2014, approaching their tenth decade, they took the age-defying decision to set up a Klezmer ensemble so they could “sing for the 6 million who died” and spread a message of peace and love.
VIDEO: The team from Woodpecker Motion Pictures takes the viewer along an adrenaline-pumping ride as it followers riders from Poland and around the world across the water and snow as they take flight one gust of wind at a time.
In January 1915, the German high command sent a special, recently formed sapper regiment to Bolimów situated between Łódź and Warsaw, where they fired 18,000 shells filled with Xylyl bromide, or tear gas.
VIDEO: Entitled ‘Pierogi: Stories with Stuffing’ (Pierogi – historie z farszem), the film by director Marcin Wokan and cinematographer Piotr Golemo travels across Poland and beyond taking a peek into the kitchens of four groups of very different people.
VIDEO: Dubbed the ‘greatest sci-fi never made’, with a star cast and exotic locations, filming on Andrzej Żuławski’s science fiction epic began in 1976. A year later, production was halted following government intervention. Speculation and rumours have circulated ever since…
VIDEO: ‘The Balcony Film’ by Pawel Łoziński which won a prestigious Grand Prix Award at the International Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, is comprised of conversations with random people passing below his balcony in Warsaw and was filmed over the course of two years