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Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Works: 192 works in 277 publications in 4 languages and 6,095 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Crime films  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Romance films 
Roles: Publisher, Other, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
Loving Vincent by Douglas Booth( Visual )

23 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LOVING VINCENT is een uniek project over het leven en de mysterieuze dood van Vincent van Gogh: de eerste compleet geschilderde speelfilm ter wereld. Net wanneer Vincent succesvol begint te worden, pleegt hij zelfmoord. Was het vanwege zijn geestelijke gezondheid of problemen met zijn broer? Was het een wanhoopsdaad om meer erkenning te krijgen voor zijn werk? Of was het helemaal geen zelfmoord? Armand Roulin, de zoon van Van Goghs postbode, gaat naar Auvers om daar het mysterie rond Vincents dood te ontrafelen. De verschillende mensen (allemaal geschilderd door Van Gogh) die hij tijdens zijn reis ontmoet, hebben elk hun eigen verhaal. Het blijkt moeilijk de waarheid over de getroebleerde Vincent te achterhalen. Gaandeweg schildert de film een fascinerend portret van Van Gogh die tijdens zijn leven amper erkenning vond. In 65.000 frames, met de hand geschilderd door meer dan 125 kunstenaars die dezelfde techniek als Van Gogh hanteerden, brengt de film Van Goghs meest inspirerende schilderijen tot leven
Carnage by R Polanski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, the evening becomes quite chaotic as the parents become increasingly childish
Cold war by Pawel Pawlikowski( Visual )

9 editions published in 2019 in Polish and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Con la Guerra Fría como telón de fondo, "Cold War" presenta una apasionada historia de amor entre dos personas de diferente origen y temperamento que son totalmente incompatibles, pero cuyo destino les condena a estar juntos. (FILMAFFINITY)
The mill & the cross by Lech Majewski( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lech Majewski brings to life Pieter Bruegel's masterpiece The Way to Calvary, the story of the crucifixion, setting it in 16th century Flanders under brutal Spanish occupation.--Container
Over the limit by Marta Prus( Visual )

5 editions published in 2019 in Russian and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elite rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun is soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. This documentary "looks at the grueling Russian system for training athletes and the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics"--Container
Sometimes I dream I'm flying( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning and gentle journey of a talented young dancer and the bitter challenges she must face on her way to the greatest stages in the world.Shot over the period of six years the film portrays Weronika, an outstanding graduate of the renowned Warsaw Ballet School. Since she was 10 years old, ballet has been her entire life, day in and day out, always striving for excellence. Weronika's private life, pain, loneliness, and exhaustion remain in the background, brushed aside, until her life is changed just two days before a performance that is vital to her career at the Berlin Opera.SOMETIMES I DREAM I AM FLYING is a poetic film about the magic of dreams and hopes. Combining dream-like elements and a elaborated musical composition with documentary storytelling, the film takes an emotional approach to explore the relentlessness and loneliness in the life of an artist
Nina( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in Polish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nina and Wojtek are a married but mismatched couple. They're eager to have a child, but Nina can't conceive. When a chance encounter introduces them to Magda, Wojtek believes they may have found a suitable surrogate. But meeting the fiercely independent, single-minded Magda awakens a repressed desire in Nina, causing events to spiral out of everyone's control
Tourists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Polish and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A consideration on the human quest to explore the Exotic, constructed from amateur tourist footage orchestrated with electronic music. The film follows travelling tourists, sharing their personal video experiences from all around the globe. The authors question both, the topic ambition of becoming traveler instead of a tourist, and the limits of experiencing different cultures
W imię by Małgorzata Szumowska( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Polish and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden
Spring 1941( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara, and their two daughters are seeking shelter from the Nazis storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer, who is all alone after her husband fought for his country and never returned. Amid the horrors of the war that surrounds them, an impossible love triangle erupts as Emelia uncontrollably falls in love with Artur
Demon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Polish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee Zaneta, Peter has been given a gift of her family's ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It's a total fixer-upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen
Beyond the steppes by Vanja d' Alcantara( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in Polish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond the steppes-tells the story of a woman's forced journey to the steppes of Central Asia. Nina, a young Polish woman, is deported with her baby by the Soviet Army in 1940, to the deep hostile lands of the USSR. She has to work in a sovkhoz under the control of the Russian political police. When her child becomes ill, she leaves on a search to find medications with a group of Kazakh nomads. The film draws the intimate and personal experience of this woman, as she's forced into exile, struggling against the extreme conditions of this inhuman land
1939 Battle of Westerplatte( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the morning of September 1, 1939, the German battleship Schleswig-Holstein fired on the Polish garrison stationed at the Westerplatte peninsula. Over the next seven days, fewer than two hundred soldiers stood in defiance against the relentless Nazi onslaught. Amidst the bloodshed, Two Polish commanders struggle with the decision to continue fighting or surrender under overwhelming odds. This is their story"--Container
Squadron 303 : the battle of Britain by Denis Delic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the story of the highly regarded fighter squadron which served mainly soldiers from Poland in the history of the aerial combat and their heroic defense of England during WW2, Battle of Britain against Nazi attacks. The 303 Squadron shot three times more Luftwaffe planes than any other allied squadrons
La Vénus à la fourrure by Roman Polanski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alone in a Parisian theatre after a day of auditioning actresses for the play he is preparing to direct, Thomas is complaining over the phone about the low standard of the auditionees. Not one has the poise to play the leading role. He is getting ready to leave when Vanda appears: an unbridled and brazen whirlwind of energy. Vanda embodies everything Thomas hates. She is crude, idiotic, and will stop at nothing to get the part. But when Thomas finds himself backed into a corner and lets her try her luck, he is amazed to see Vanda transformed. Not only has she found the right props and costumes, but she understands the character (whose name she shares) intimately, and knows all her lines by heart. The 'audition' lengthens and intensifies, and Thomas' attraction starts to develop into an obsession ..."--Container
Who will write our history( Visual )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Now, for the first time, their story is told as a feature documentary. Written, produced and directed by Roberta Grossman and executive produced by Nancy Spielberg, Who Will Write Our History mixes the writings of the Oyneg Shabes archive with new interviews, rarely seen footage and stunning dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these courageous resistance fighters. They defied their murderous enemy with the ultimate weapon - the truth - and risked everything so that their archive would survive the war, even if they did not."--Container
Najbrzydszy Samochód Świata( Visual )

1 edition published in 2020 in Polish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The youngest protagonist of the documentary is Wartburg, an automobile over 50 years of age. The car is still on the road, driven by Bogdan, who is inside it with his mother Kazimiera. This road movie which takes place between the concentration camp of Majdanek, Poland, and a former Nazi labor factory in Germany is actually a journey into the past, retracing the memories from the war. It is also a portrayal of a unique relationship between mother and son. Bogdan devotes almost all his time to Kazimiera -- except for the moments when he proudly presents the quaint ugliness of the car to the people he accidentally meets
303 Squadron : the Battle of Britain( Visual )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the story of the highly regarded fighter squadron which served mainly soldiers from Poland in the history of the aerial combat and their heroic defense of England during WW2, Battle of Britain against Nazi attacks. The 303 Squadron shot three times more Luftwaffe planes than any other allied squadrons
Paths of hate ; Divers in the rain ; The renter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paths of hate: "Two combat pilots cut through the winter air, tracing bloody scars in the sky ... [a] harrowing tale about the demons that slumber deep in the human soul, with the power to push people into the abyss of blind hate, fury, and rage"--Container
A griot's story by Adam Róźański( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historically, griots are wandering African musicians considered to be a repository of the oral tradition. This film focuses on a master drummer, Adama Dramé of Burkina Faso, a descendant of a long line of griots. He is a contemporary griot whose mission in life is to preserve his heritage and pass it on to the next generation. The film follows Dramé as he performs on stage, on the streets and in courtyards. He shares the secrets of his instrument and of his style of playing
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Alternative Names
Institut polonais de la cinématographie agence publique polonaise


Polish Film Institute.

Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

Viện Phim Ba Lan


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