TWO POLISH PROJECTS AT DOCS IN PROGRESS
The titles of the projects that qualified for Docs in Progress accompanying the festival in Karlovy Vary were announced. This year’s edition includes Polish productions found among the selected documents. This year's edition will be held entirely online.
Docs in Progress is one of the most important events in the Balkans targeted at directors and producers of documentary films from Southeastern Europe, the Balkan region and the Mediterranean, where they can present their projects to potential co-producers, festival representatives and sales agents just before the end of work . The Docs in Progress section is showcases full-length documentaries.
The list of the selected projects also included two films from Poland. One of them is directed by Łukasz Kowalski. The heroes of the documentary "The Pawn Shop" are Jola and Wiesiek, a pair of enterprising people who jointly run the largest pawnshop in southern Poland. In the past it was a very profitable business, now it brings mostly loses. Financial problems are starting to affect their relationship. The documentary is produced by Anna Mazerant.
The second Polish project that will be presented during Docs in Progress is "Until the Wedding" directed by Daniel Stopa. After 40 years spent together, Dorota and Kazimierz are preparing for the wedding of their son Łukasz. Home archives show that the wedding of Kazimierz and Dorota was a modest celebration in comparison with attractions prepared today for Łukasz and his chosen one. The choir in the church, venison on the table, decorations and home renovation - the parents jump into the whirlwind of preparations, wanting to impress with their momentum and diversity. Dorota makes a pilgrimage to Jasna Góra to entrust God's providence to the happiness of the young couple. Kazimierz believes that he knows everything best. Fortunately, his wife, children and even neighbors have learned to treat his grievances and grievances with humor. “Do ślubu” is a bittersweet story that confirms the old truth that living together is an art of compromise.
Małgorzata Staroń (Staron-Film), Joanna Tatko and Daniel Stopa are responsible for the production.
A list of all eligible projects can be found here.