International Competition


Tomasz Wolski / Poland / 2021 / 70′ / Polish | Italian and English Subtitles


In 1970, protests broke out in several coastal cities in Communist Poland. Workers went on strikes to object to price increases. Growing numbers of protesters walked out onto the streets. As the situation became tense, a crisis team gathered in the capital.
With the help of animations combined with telephone recordings, we can peek behind the closed doors of dignitaries’ offices. Hundreds of cigarettes are smoked. Conversations get cut off. Strategies to break up protesters and future repressions are planned. Propaganda activities are thought up. However, the protests got out of control. We can witness the fear, confusion, and brutality of the decision-makers. The militia makes use of their batons. Shots are fired and people die. Our film 1970 is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.

Screenplay Tomasz Wolski
Editing Tomasz Wolski
Music Bartłomiej Tyciński, DJ Lenar
Sound design and mix Marcin Lenarczyk
ProductionKijora Film
ProducerAnna Gawlita
Co-production Polish Television, Institute of National Remembrance
Animation Robert Sowa, Aneta Zagórska
Animation productionKraków Animation Center

Tomasz Wolski
Member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors, Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film Daughter (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals including Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy – Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora – FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage and Krakow Film Festival.

may 5
Cinema Intrastevere
movie theater 1
Meeting with the author (remotely)

Repetition screening may 6
Cinema Intrastevere
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