Film screenings: Łódź Film School – DOCUMENTARY [PL, ENG]
- “Hide and Seek in a Peaceful Valley”, dir. Maciej Białoruski, 2020, 15’
Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, lose a life if you’ re too slow. The film is a documentary observation of life in closed-off settlements located in a military zone less than 5 kilometres from the Gaza Strip.
- “A Tale of Two Sisters“, dir. Jakub Prysak, 2020, 16′
Two sisters, Bozenna (92 y.o.) and Zofia (86 y.o.) live next to each other in two flats in the housing block. There are two things that divide them — the wall and completely different political views.
- “Family 2”, dir. Yifan Sun, 2019, 25′
Lola was born in China, Ningdu County. She is the third child of her parents. Shortly after her birth, she is taken from her family home by a midwife who is supposed to look after the family. Her parents can’t keep Lola in accordance with the ‘’one-child only’’ policy. She is soon adopted by a Belgian family who surrounds her with love and support. For years, Lola dreams of meeting her biological parents but she has no idea who they are or how to find them. In the summer of 2018 her dream finally comes true. Thanks to the efforts of Christine, her adoptive mother, Lola and her Belgian family go to China to meet Lola’s parents for the first time. Both families overcome language and cultural barriers and get closer to each other day by day. Lola finally manages to understand her story. By the end of their stay, Belgians and Chinese are like one big family of Lola’s.
- “Halo Effect”, dir. Patrycja Polkowska, 2019, 14’
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The main characters of this film are residents of the Studzieniec youth detention centre. It is an open facility, resembling a compulsory summer camp rather than a high-security prison. In places like this, the residents are not given sentences in years. They cannot leave until the day of their 21 st birthday. They stay in touch with the outer world mainly by use of a landline phone in the supervisor’s room.