Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (engl. Walesa. Man of Hope) was directed by probably one of the best polish directors: Andrzej Wajda. Even though in 2000 he was awarded with The Academy Honorary Award, it took me a lot of time to start watching his movies. Until now, when there are no excuses left.
It doesn’t happen often in Germany but there are more and more special screenings of polish movies. One of them was in the beginning of July and The movie was called Ciemno, prawie noc (engl. Dark, almost night) and is based on a book by Joanna Bator under the same title.
The next position on my discovering journey is Pani z przedszkola (Engl. title: All about my parents). I heard about this movie for the first time while visiting Poland some other day and choosing a movie to watch it in a cinema. Back then I decided for something else so once I saw the DVD (and I must admit, that the price under 1 EUR was also really convincing), I decided to catch up with this title.
Bejbi blues is a second movie directed by Kasia Rosłaniec. Her first movie Galerianki, was a shocking portrait of a poor Polish teenagers, selling their body for being able to afford brand clothes (!). Bejbi blues is another tough reality, this time about a teenage mum.
The Oscar fight between Roma and Cold War made me realize one thing: the culture and the way you were brought up are treasure which makes you understand some things better and different. Among others, yes, also movies, so why not to simply discover Polish and find out what I’ve missed so far?