Programme

1970

Tomasz Wolski

Poland, 2021 / 70 min / OV Polish with French or English subt. / Documentary

1970, communist Poland. Workers go on strike and demonstrate against price increases in several border towns.

In the dignitaries’ offices, tension and violent repression grow as the revolt intensifies. 1970 is the story of a rebellion told from the point of view of the oppressors. Using stop-motion animation and archive footage to bring telephone recordings to life, Tomasz Wolski composes a highly precise and prodigious film.

Screenings
Fri 04/03 14:00 Ciné Utopia PL OV with FR.subt Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004342?locationFilters=LFFCU&dateTime...
Sun 06/03 21:15 Ciné Utopia PL OV with ENG.subt Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004342?locationFilters=LFFCU&dateTime...
Wed 09/03 20:45 Cinémathèque PL OV with ENG.subt Public https://luxfilmfestfilms.megatix.be/en/HO00004342?locationFilters=LFFCI&dateTime...

“Wolski creates a time capsule for the audience, and keeps the film enviably consistent.” Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa, 22/04/2021

“Yomasz Wolski’s fascinating documentary 1970 is probably the most formally inventive film I saw at Visions du Réel, rightly taking home the prize for the International Feature Competition.” Alex Heeney, Seventh Row, 12/05/2021

Awards
  • Special Jury Award, International Feature Film Competition, Visions du Réel, 2021 (Switzerland)
  • Best Documentary Film, National Competition, Krakow Film Festival, 2021, (Pologne)
  • Best Documentary Award, International Competition, Batumi International ArtHouse Film Festival, Georgia (2021)
  • Special Mention, Documentary Film Competition, Escales Documentaires, France (2021)
Cast & Credits
Screenplay 
Tomasz Wolski
Montage 
Tomasz Wolski
Sound 
Marcin Lenarczyk
Production 
Kijora Film
Coproduction 
Polish Television, Institute of National Remembrance
Distribution 
Square Eyes
Biography

Tomasz Wolski was born in 1977 Gdynia, Poland. He studied Journalism at the Jagiellonian University and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. He is the director, editor and cameraman of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals.

Filmography
  • 2021 – 1970
  • 2020 - An Ordinary Country
  • 2020 - A Problem - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm
  • 2017 - Festiwal
  • 2015 - Córka - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm
  • 2013 - Nie dla kazdego - court-métrage / shortfilm / Kurzfilm
  • 2012 - Palac
  • 2011 - Lekarze
  • 2010 - Pomalu - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm
  • 2009 - Szczesciarze - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm
  • 2008 - Zlota rybka
  • 2006 - Klinika - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm
  • 2005 - If I Were a Fish - court-métrage / shortfilm ./ Kurzfilm