Polish Films/Themes by Title
|Title ||Call ID # ||Description
|Blind Chance / Przypadek
||Krzysztof Kieslowski:Polish (English subtitiles) 118 min. 1989.
||Andrzej Wajda. Polish (English Subtitles) 101 mins. 1979. In new York Jan Lasocki, a famous émigré conductor, meets Marta, a visiting musician who is also daughter of his first love. Nostalgic and homesick for Poland after 50 years abroad, he returns to conduct a local orchestra in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony ; the same orchestra he began his career with years ago. Conducting in Poland however, is not what Jan had dreamed, and the concert becomes mired in government schemes to milk the political advantages of his return. Academy-Award winner John Gielgud ( Prospero's Books, Arthur, Chariots of Fire) gives a triumphant performance in Wajda's deeply-felt tribute to artistic commitment and integrity under political pressure.
||Orna Ben-Dor Niv. Hebrew & Polish (Eng Subtitles) s.107 min. Leaving the devastation of World War II behind them, a little girl and her brother travel from Europe to Israel in search of family, hope and future. Placed in a refugee camp upon arrival, they are confronted by a world of colorful characters whose intrigues both terrify and tantalize. They are immediately forced to face the difficult realities of a new land.
||Krysztof Kieslowski: French And Polish (English subtitles) 92 mins. 1993. The second part of Kieslowski's Blue-White-Red trilogy, based on the concepts of the French tri-color. A Polish man's life disintegrates when his new French bride deserts him after only six months. Forced to begin anew, he returns to Poland and plans a clever scheme of revenge against her. July Delpy is great as the young wife.