Documentary Films

THE LEADER
(Lider)
Documentary, 30 minutes, 2021

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This film is not to be taken seriously. It's a light glimpse at the Polish internal political struggle, a lively portrait of today's divided country as seen through the eyes of an extraordinary hairdresser.
A few years ago Mateusz Kijowski came out of the blue as a leader of huge protests against the current authoritarian government. KOD, his opposition organization collapsed when he left in infamy, accused of fraud.
The film pictures his today’s life as a hairdresser, still active political demonstrator and man defending himself in a court.
But things rarely go as planned.
PERSONAL PORTRAIT vol. 3
(Portret Osobisty vol. 3)
Documentary, 46 minutes, 2020

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The third episode of a mini documentary series about work, thoughts and dreams of leading Polish photographers. As part of the project "Personal Portrait vol. 3", they were invited to take portraits of people who volunteered to become their models. Each of the photographers has complete freedom of style and place of taking photos. This time we are with photographers Bartek Wieczorek, Silvia Pogoda, and photographic couples; Dyba and Adam Lach, as well as Marta Zgierska and Mateusz Sarełło. The film takes us on a psychological journey through very different, strong, artistic personalities. This is a real kaleidoscope of completely different characters. However, they all have a great passion for their work, which we will share after watching this energetic, fun and addictive movie.
GEORGE AND GEORGE ON THE LAKE
Jerzy i Jerzy na Jeziorze
Documentary, 27 minutes, 2018

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Two old men enjoy life on a sailing holiday.
This may be the last such summer for one of them.
George and George are both 83 years old. Every summer they sail together on the Mazury lakes in Northeast Poland, happy with the simplicity of life, the beauty of nature and their friendship. This might be the last such summer together. One of them is becoming weak. His hands tremble, his balance is off. The other George gently takes care of his friend. This short documentary, shot entirely in a verité style, shares an intimate image of friendship and the joy of life with a twist of humour.
PERSONAL PORTRAIT vol. 2
(Portret Osobisty vol. 2)
Documentary, 46 minutes, 2018

Available online: Vimeo VOD

Second episode of a mini documentary series about work, thoughts and dreams of the top Polish portrait photographers.
We visit Rafal‚ Milach, Mikolaj Grynberg, Magda Wunsche, Agnieszka Samsel and Maciek Nabrdalik.
Film takes us on a journey across very different, strong personalities. We are invited to be present during their working days, to observe their special ways of work and find out what makes them so successful and wanted in the photographic world.
They all have enormous passion for their job, which we share after watching this energetic, funny and engaging film.
PERSONAL PORTRAIT
(Portret Osobisty)
Documentary, 41 minutes, 2017

Available online:  Vimeo VOD

First episode of a mini documentary series about work, thoughts and dreams of the top Polish portrait photographers.
We visit Jacek Poremba, Filip Cwik, Magda Hueckel and Andrzej Swietlik.
Film takes us on a journey across very different, strong personalities. We are invited to be present during their working days, to observe their special ways of work and find out what makes them so successful and wanted in the photographic world.
All these photographers have enormous passion for their job and we begin to share it ourselves after watching this energetic, funny and engaging film.
OUT OF THE BLUE
(Budzik)
Documentary, 31 minutes, 2016

Available online:  Vimeo VOD

At a small coma clinic, parents of ill children laying a state of coma support and help each other in the stress. Parents live at the rooms of their children, spending all time with them. The friendships emerge. Life in this coma clinic is like life in a bubble. Film is a gentle and full of humor tribute to these people who stand their own tragedy with dignity and human compassion.
WARSAW STORIES
(Opowiesci z Miasta Warszawa)
Documentary, 27 minutes, 2011-2019

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Compilation of multimedia shorts - entertaining vignettes about everyday life in Warsaw.
-The challenges faced by the employees of the call centre.
-The oldest DJ at a Warsaw club.
-Life at the recycling facility.
-An American expat in Warsaw.
-The friendship of commuters.
This film can certainly rebuild the belief in humanity.

Piotr Malecki photographer and filmmaker

Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker based in Poland.
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