THE PALACE

POLISH TITLE: PAŁAC

REPRESENTED BY KFF

The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw was a despised gift from Stalin. After the system transformation in Poland some suggested to pull it down. But the palace is still standing and doing fine pulsating with the life of hundreds of offices, hosting a theatre, concert hall, cinema and even a swimming pool and city council room. Having already visited a clinic, hospital and registry office, this time Wolski with his camera enters the building that is a reflection of Poland’s everyday life and history. The nooks and crannies of the building and the crowds that fill it make a backdrop to apt and witty observations as well as an inspiration to more general diagnoses. 


FILM REPRESENTED BY KRAKOW FILM FOUNDATION

GENRE:
documentary
COUNTRY:
POLAND
RUNNING TIME:
82'
YEAR:
DIRECTING:
Tomasz Wolski
SCRIPT:
Tomasz Wolski
DOP:
Tomasz Wolski
EDITOR:
Tomasz Wolski
PRODUCTION:
KIJORA / Anna Gawlita

Tomasz Wolski »

scriptwriter and documentary film director born in 1977. A graduate of the Jagiellonian University (Journalism) and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing, he has worked as a director’s assistant to Jacek Bławut on Born Dead (2004). His documentary films include Silence, The Clinic, Goldfish, The Actors and The Lucky Ones. He has won a number of festival awards in Neubrandenburg, Pamplona, Wrocław and Kraków, among others.