Polish Cinema

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Lukasz Palkowski | Poland | 2014 | 112 min

Based on the real life of professor Zbigniew Religa, a famous cardio-surgeon and later politician, this gripping film is being showered with major awards at international film festivals.

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The Heart and the Sweetheart

Jan Jakub Kolski | Poland | 2014 | 114 min

A story full of warmth and humor, it's about an 11-year-old girl from an orphanage (featuring an outstanding  debut performance by Maria Blandzi) who loves ballet.

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Jack Strong

Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Poland | 2014 | 128 min

The international cast features Carnegie Mellon University alumni (and spouses) Patrick Wilson and Dagmara Dominczyk.

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Life Feels Good

Maciej Pieprzyca | Poland | 2013 | 112 min

Based on a true story and transpiring during Poland’s social and political changes in the 1980s, this drama focuses on Mateusz, who yearns to connect with his family and friends despite being diagnosed with cerebral palsy and unable to speak.

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The Saragossa Manuscript

Wojciech Has | Poland | 1965 | 182 min

Adapted from a baroque novel by Jan Potocki, the beautiful black and white film incorporates flashbacks, interlocking stories-within-stories, and genres varying from gothic to historical to erotic. A must see on the big screen!

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