One day in the life of an alcohol addict. With the help of his girlfriend Krysia, Kuba attempts to regain control of his life. But when she's at work, Kuba is home alone, and it becomes hard not to resist the temptation.
A man hops off a train by the small town where he claims he was before. His presence allows to bring out the inner feelings and beliefs of the inhabitants. A man who has hidden through all ... See full summary »
Pawel and Lidka are from different worlds but they somehow meet each other in a night club. He's a young lad from a wealthy family, she's an attractive dancer. They fall in love and go out of town but their happiness doesn't last long.
A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own ... See full summary »
Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »
The film depicts its protagonist, Joseph (Jan Nowicki), traveling through a dream-like world, taking a dilapidated train to visit his dying father in a sanatorium. When he arrives at the hospital, he finds the entire facility is going to ruin and no one seems to be in charge, or even caring for the patients. Time appears to behave in unpredictable ways, reanimating the past in an elaborate artificial caprice. Written by
Despite the communist authorities' ban on the film, it was in secret sent to Cannes in film cans with false inscriptions on them. Because of this incident, Has couldn't make any movie for the next 8 years. See more »
This mystical wide-screen allegory was inspired by the short stories of Bruno Schulz (the Polish Franz Kafka), but is closer in spirit to an Eastern European 'Alice in Wonderland'. The film has the rich visual texture and elliptical logic of a dream, but viewers unprepared for the haphazard structure and lack of any linear plot may find their patience wearing thin after a few scenes. It opens with a young man visiting his father in a remote sanatorium, where he enters into a kaleidoscopic world of real and imagined events spanning back and forth across time and memory (at one point he glances out a window and sees himself arriving at the front door). Like many post '60s head-trips the film has a devoted cult following, but the primitive, post-dubbed stream of consciousness style hasn't aged very well, and what may have once been a daring escape from the straitjacket of narrative convention can now seem like two full hours of sloppy self-indulgence.
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