Opera about Poland

Opera o Polsce

Opera o Polsku

  • Piotr Stasik
  • Poland
  • 2017, 41 min
Script: Piotr Stasik
Photography: Piotr Stasik, Paweł Chorzępa, Adam Palenta
Editing: Dorota Wardeszkiewicz, Piotr Stasik
Sound: Wilk
Producer, Co-producer: Anna Gawlita (Kijora)
Color: Colour
Language: Polish

A travelogue collage in search of Polish identity in an uncertain world. A carefully composed dream about the unfound unity of nation, old injustices and moments of glory that fade away under the burden of petty thoughts and the fear of non-existent enemies. A selection of period footage, newspaper articles, and bitterly current citations from the internet, mixed with journal entries by the author Andrzej Stasiuk to create a personal reflection of events. The staged portraits of ordinary Poles set to a tension-filled disharmonic operatic soundtrack at first seems like a series of unrelated images and thoughts, but they slowly come together to form a portrait of the soul of the Polish nation.

"To begin the repair or therapy you need to be diagnosed. You need to see what mistakes have been made in the past. Or check if you are living with untrue myths and beliefs." P. Stasik


Polish documentarian Piotr Stasik is the co-founder of the Association of Creative Initiatives „Ę”, an instructor at the “Film Kindergarten” of the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He has directed several short films, which have earned numerous awards. These include 7 x Moscow (2005), The Last Day of Summer (2010) and A Diary of a Journey (2013).

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Festival edition: 2017
Sections: Between the Seas
Premiere Type: International Premiere
Awards: Best Central and East European Documentary Film
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
Simultaneous interpreting: CZ
27.10.2017DKO I 20:00
29.10.2017DKO I 12:30


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