The new film by the outstanding Polish director will have its world premiere at one of the most important documentary festivals. “1970” is included in the main competition.

The Visions du Reél festival has been organised in the Swiss city of Nyon since 1969. In its beginnings, it mainly featured Swiss films and productions from the Eastern Bloc, as they were very difficult for Western European audiences to see. Today, Visions du Reél is one of the largest documentary film festivals in Europe. The program of this year's edition includes 142 productions from 58 countries. The festival will be held on 15-25 April.

Another film by Tomasz Wolski was invited to the international competition. Last year, the director successfully presented “An Ordinary Country” there, and this year's edition will see the premiere of his latest work – “1970”. The Kijora produced documentary is set in the eponymous 1970, when a series of high-profile protests breaks out in communist Poland. A crisis team is being gathered in the capital. Police batons are being put to use. Shots are fired. Through archival recordings and animations, we get to see the backroom mechanisms of power. “1970” is a story of rebellion told from the oppressors' point of view.

The festival program can be found here.