POLONAISE

POLISH TITLE: POLONEZ

REPRESENTED BY KFF

In the small, central Polish town of Aleksandrów Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme ... a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude. Entrants are free to demonstrate their creativity in whatever form they like; in song, recitation or gesture, by giving a speech or staging their piece. Anything goes. There’s just one requirement; entrants may only present their own, original work. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives ... Poland’s Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest and a local poetess, will select the region’s number one patriot.

GENRE:
documentary
RUNNING TIME:
16'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Agnieszka Elbanowska
SCRIPT:
Agnieszka Elbanowska
DOP:
Paweł Chorzępa
EDITOR:
Agnieszka Elbanowska
PRODUCTION:
Studio Munka, IMPAKT FILM

Agnieszka Elbanowska »

Director, editor and photographer. She graduated from the University of Warsaw's Italian Department, from the History, Theory and Criticism of Cinema and Audiovisual Department of the Roma Tre University, from the Academy of Film and Television in Warsaw, and from the Wajda School. She has collaborated with Polish Television, and has co-created documentary films for TVP Polonia ("Liberta", "Prelude"). Her latest film, “The Love Equation of Henry Fast” was awarded on national and international festivals.