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Series 1, Episodes 1 -4

Short episodes about people who met

the Blob and how it changed their life.

Hope Dies Last | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Jonathan L. Ramsey | Poland | Youth Climate Activism Documentary | 2021 | 82'
A Ramsey United production

‘Hope Dies Last’ is a journey through the minds of teenage climate change activists in six regions of Poland, a key country in the EU’s plans to achieve climate neutrality.  When the pandemic hits Poland hard, activists are forced to reflect on the successes and failures of their movement to change a society heading towards climate catastrophe.

15th – 25th November 2021

It's Okay to Panic | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Jonathan L. Ramsey | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 59'
A Ramsey United production

‘It’s Okay to Panic ‘ is a nostalgic documentary portrait of 62-year-old Polish atmospheric physicist, Professor Szymon Malinowski, and his fight to raise awareness about climate change among Polish people.

15th – 25th November 2021

The Ghost of the Baltic Sea | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Olga Kałagate | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 38'
WWF Poland

Since the 1950s fishing nets started being produced from synthetic materials and as such they’ve been drifting around the Baltic Sea endangering sea creatures.  Could the Baltic be freed from the ‘ghost nets’?

15th – 25th November 2021

The Tipping Point (1 - 10) | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Łukasz Bluszcz | Poland | Documentary | 2017 | 10 episodes x 5'
WWF Poland

This series of 10 episodes is a continuation and expansion of the film titled ‘The Tipping Point. Energy Anew’ - the first Polish feature film on climate change and the inevitable energy evolution.

15th – 25th November 2021

Rust | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Rafał Małecki | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 30'
Moviematic

Artist Mariola Wawrzusiak-Borcz roams post-industrial areas in search of scrap metal.  With that creates sculptures which are a critique of the ravages of civilization.

15th – 25th November 2021

Re-cycle | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Mateusz Lenart | Poland | Animation | 2019 | 6’
Munk Studio

Living a solitary life in a world without light or hope, the main character is engrossed in the pursuit of his lost past. The cycle he fell into after losing everything he loved is the only one he knows…

15th – 21st November 2021

Flora | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Karolina Monwid-Olechnowicz | Poland | Fiction | 2021 | 11’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Flora is a story focusing on a sensitive connection with the body and nature, referring to climate change. The director was inspired by M. Heidegger's quote, namely: ‘Sensing brings more fruit than self-confident seeing’.

15th – 25th November 2021

River Sisters | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Cecylia Malik | Poland | Documentary | 2021 | 57'
Production: Cecylia Malik

A river is a woman, or rather it has the face of many women that form a Polish collective saving natural watercourse.  The film focuses on the group’s mission and message.

15th – 25th November 2021

PM 2.5 | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Piotr Biedroń | Poland | Fiction |2017 | 57’
PB Team Film

Sometime in the future.  A day in the life of a man who lives in a deadly polluted city.  He faces a choice: him or hope for the future.

15th – 25th November 2021

Good job | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Piotr Biedroń | Poland | Dramedy | 2020 | 8'
PB Team Film

‘Good job’ is a film dealing with the problem of smog and is a pretext for discussing air pollution in Poland.

15th – 25th November 2021

Play Poland Film Festival is Green

Our planet is on the verge of an ecological disaster and scientists are sounding the alarm. The cinematic image can be very impactful and it is a tool that can be used in the struggle to save our planet.

This section covers the issues like environmental pollution, exploitation of natural resources, greenhouse effect, industrial-scale livestock farming but also the films that deal with different visions of the future.

Strawberry Boys | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Michał Toczek | Poland | Documentary | 2018 | 20’
Lodz Film School | English subtitles

The ambitious boy spends part of the day picking strawberries together with his father. Hubert wants to become a disco polo singer, as famous as Zenek Martyniuk, so after work he focuses on his musical passion.

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VOD, 15th – 21st November 2021

Love Tasting | tickets £3

dir. Dawid Nickel | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 84'

It’s the last week of school in a small Polish town’s Junior High School. Waiting for the final party, several students pass the time at a city swimming pool as if anticipating the emotional whirlwind, they are about to experience. The action takes place somewhere in Poland, where ‘LGBT free zones’ are a reality in 2020. It’s a story about young people, their problems and romantic endeavors in the era of the Internet and social apps, when creating genuine relationships is unnaturally difficult.

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VOD (UK only), 21st November 2021, 8:00 pm

The Unicorn | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Maya Teryaki, Marta Bogdańska | Poland |
Documentary | 2021 | 14'

A funny and reflective portrait of Kim Lee, an icon of the Drag Queen scene in Poland. A story of a man who delighted the audiences with his extraordinary personality, charisma, and wit.

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15th – 25th November 2021

Love | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Michał Ciechomski | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 26’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Any prisoner could do anything for a woman, especially a prisoner sentenced to 25 years in a high security prison. Paweł is in love with his attorney, for whom he is ready to sacrifice everything in the name of love.

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15th – 25th November 2021

We Will Talk Again | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Mateusz Buława | Poland | Documentary | 2019 | 21’
Wajda School

Two brothers on the threshold of adulthood are still under the custody of their mother, strongly supported by their grandmother. In a cluttered flat, they fight for every bit of autonomy.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Runners | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Łukasz Borowski | Poland | Documentary | 2017 | 72'
Wajda School

What would you do to deal with a stressful job, personal troubles, and trauma from the past? “240 Kilometres in 52 hours”. It’s the only goal for the participants of an ultramarathon in Poland.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Arabic Secret | free with promo code theblob

dir. Julia Groszek | Poland | Documentary | 2017 | 56’
Wajda School

Kamil wants to meet his father, Illham Al Madafi – a star of Arabic folk music. The two men have never met before and a journey that he takes is an attempt to find not only the meaning of life, but also his own roots.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Comet | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Adam Buka | Poland | Documentary | 2019 | 18’
Wajda School

The intimate world of five siblings from the Warsaw block of flats. A life filled with fairy tales, kids’ daily routine, cherry pit spitting on the balcony. Impatient awaiting the new family member.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Relax | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Agnieszka Elbanowska | Poland | Fiction |2018 | 26’
Munk Studio

The owner and staff of a provincial inn prepare for the arrival of a group of refugees. On their arrival day, complications arise putting in jeopardy the hotel and much more.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Users | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Jakub Piątek | Poland | Fiction | 2018 | 29’
Munk Studio

One night. We meet by chance in chat. The algorithm pairs us together. A chance of one to tens of thousands. Time flows a bit differently here. I wonder how much you can experience in one night?

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15th – 21st November 2021

Go and Tell Her | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Aleksandra Maciejczyk | Poland | Drama | 2019 | 18’
Lodz Film School

The borderland between Poland and Ukraine. Zoja comes to Poland to sell goods at a local market but soon sneaks out to meet Iśka, her friend. The tension and closeness arising between the girls and is misinterpreted by one of them.

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15th – 21st November 2021

A Tale of Two Sisters | free with promo code: theblob

dir Jakub Prysak | Poland | Dramedy | 2020 | 15'
Lodz Film School

Two elderly sisters, Bożenna and Zofia, live next door to each other in two flats in a housing block. There are two things that divide them—the wall and completely different political views.

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15th – 21st November 2021

Mother Dear | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Zuzanna Sorówka | Poland | Drama | 2020 | 18’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Marianna’s life is steady. She’s independent, has a good job and lives in a beautiful house. One day, a phone call makes her realise that in order to maintain her stable reality she will have to face her troubled past.

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15th – 25th November 2021

A Flower of One Night | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Nata Szada | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 12’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

The film tells a story of the first infatuation of the main character – Łucja, which is obstructed by her possessive mother. It is also a story of values and barriers, which in a small community are the only indicators of truth and action.

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15th – 25th November 2021

Roots | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Kuba Gryżewski | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 14’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Stefan visits his adult daughter who lives in another city. He meets his daughter’s new boyfriend and does not take to the man at all. Stefan decides to act and do everything to dissuade her daughter from her new lover.

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15th – 25th November 2021

Helena 25/65 | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Joanna Różniak | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 15’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Helena is a mature woman whose only company is her gray cat. Whatever contact she has with other people is fleeting. An unexpected event interrupts her routine and forces her to re-examine her life.

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15th – 25th November 2021

Never Good | FREE with promo code: theblob

dir. Paweł Powolny | Poland | Drama | 2019 | 18’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Marta and Michał are expecting a child. They would like to live together but have no money or prospects for the future. Who would help if not Grandpa?

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15th – 25th November 2021

Play Poland Film Festival Connects

As humans, we all have the need to share and build upon the exchange of ideas, emotions and feelings. We are in constant pursuit of better, more efficient and direct ways of communicating. Films falling under this category present a great pool of human interactions, a pulsating also.

Under the Sky | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Marta Skiba | Poland | Documentary | 2019 | 13’
Wajda School

An old man in the twilight of his life longs for his greatest passion – flying. He does not remember people or events from the past anymore, but his feelings remain the same when he looks up at the sky.

19th – 25th November 2021

Urban Cowboys | free with promo code: theblob

dir.Paweł Ziemilski | Poland | Documentary | 2016 | 30’
Wajda School

Can a horse save a life? In Clondalkin, that’s exactly the case for young people surrounded by crime. Some of them manage to escape into an unusual hobby of taming wild horses and becoming... urban cowboys.

19th – 25th November 2021

Broken head | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Maciej Jankowski | Poland | Documentary | 2019 | 42’
Lodz Film School

Andrzej is detained in a unit for recidivists. The camera accompanies the man during his everyday activities and helps us understand his uncertainty about his emotions and the complex situation he’s been stuck in.

19th – 25th November 2021

Son of the streets | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Mohammed Almughanni | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 34’
Lodz Film School

A story of a little boy named Khodor and his family who are trying to get him an ID which would give him the right to education, healthcare, and movement outside of the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon.

19th – 25th November 2021

Settling the Score | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Zuzanna Grajcewicz | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 13’
Lodz Film School

The film tells a story of an elderly woman, Halina, who makes a difficult decision and stands up for her dignity. The film is an attempt to address the problem of the marginalisation of elderly people’s needs and their quality of life.

19th – 25th November 2021

Connected | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Aleksandra Macieczyk | Poland | Documentary | 2018 | 8’
Lodz Film School

One day in the life of a 50-year-old couple blind Krzysztof goes skiing with Wiola, his wife and guide. A short documentary about love and passion.

19th – 25th November 2021

60 Kilos of nothing | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Piotr Domalewski | Poland | Fiction | 2017 | 27’
Munk Studio

Krzysztof has just been appointed as manager of a mine. To survive in this community of physical labourers, he plans to rule with an iron fist but an unexpected accident with one of the workers puts his moral principles to the ultimate test.

VOD, 19th – 25th November 2021

A World that Flew away on the Back of a Cow | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Wojciech Hoffmann | Poland | Animation | 2018 | 7’
Munk Studio

In an asphalt-covered world, more and more cars hurtle through a village. Granny and Gramps live quiet lives in a village on opposite sides of the road. They’d like to meet and hopefully, Gramps’ cow is going to facilitate that.

19th – 25th November 2021

The Exam | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Bartosz Paduch | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 27’
Munk Studio

Bastek wants to study Fine Art, but things are a little complicated. There is his crush on his brother’s fiancé, his drug dealer brother, the police, the exams… Fingers crossed for Bastek’s life choices.

19th – 25th November 2021

Boys with Butterflies | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Marcin Filipowicz | Poland | Fiction | 2018 | 28’
Munk Studio

Teenage Filip gets beaten up close to his neighborhood. To retaliate, his father rents a billboard nearby with the information about a reward for helping to find the thugs. This starts a local war.

19th – 25th November 2021

Running toward thou | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Hanka Brulińska | Poland |
Fiction | 2012 | 30'

‘Running toward Thou’ is a record of an individual's struggle with oneself, one's own life story and the burden of life experiences in general but at the same time it provides answers about where one can seek support and strength.

15th – 25th November 2021

The Siblings | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Michał Rakowski | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 13’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Anne gets up early every morning to the sound of Tomek with his moaning. Caring for a young child is difficult and very demanding and expensive. It is hard work for Annie to combine care with work and her private life. Frustration builds up and one day Tomek is behaving inappropriately.

15th – 25th November 2021

East West | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Natalia Koniarz | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 20’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Approximately 4 million citizens of the Ukraine left the country due to war. Nazar was one of them. He tries to get used to the new reality but it’s not easy. The only hope to change the situation is a mysterious girl in a red scarf.

15th – 25th November 2021

Anew | free with promo code: the blob

dir. Zofia Sawicka | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 18’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Moments before leaving the facility, Weronika’s life is dominated by fear. She fears the changes and challenges of the future. The girl seeks an answer to the question of how to start over.

15th – 25th November 2021

The Depth | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Martyna Ludwig | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 10’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

Helena and her teenage son, Janek, participate in the expedition in search of mermaid music. When at dawn the boy sneaks out without his mother knowing, otherworldly beings lure him in with their music.

15th – 25th November 2021

Vyraj | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Agnieszka Nowosielska | Poland | Fiction | 2020 | 20’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

The sudden illness of Weronka’s father breaks her quiet and idyllic life. Meanwhile, her son Pietrek discovers he might have healing powers. Is it possible that Pietrek can influence his grandfather’s health?

15th – 25th November 2021

Submission | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Michał Ciechomski | Poland | Fiction | 2021 | 26’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

A story of an angler who faces the end of the world. Intriguing and discomforting, the film is part of the discussion about ecology, not without humour.

15th – 25th November 2021

Skin | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Mateusz Zdaniecki | Poland | Fiction | 2019 | 23’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

A story that takes place during one day in the life of a teenager called Mateusz. One minor unfortunate event determines a series of following unlucky events in his life.

15th – 25th November 2021

Mother’s Day | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Patryk Kaflowski | Poland | Fiction | 2021 | 11’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

A short story about mothers struggling with extreme situations told via the eyes of a female fox stumbling upon a lonely farm where she witnesses stormy events involving a young woman expecting a baby.

15th – 25th November 2021

Last days of summer | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Klaudia Kęska | Poland | Drama | 2020 | 28’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

A summer idyll in a thriving family vineyard is interrupted by an assault on Yana, one of the seasonal workers. The victim’s story can only be confirmed by friend Tosia, who faces a difficult moral dilemma between justice and protecting her family.

15th – 25th November 2021

Play Poland Film Festival Protects

As we become more and more aware of the chaos that reigns in the modern world, some of us tend to get disorientated, lost and isolated and lacking deeper communication about the problems we are facing.  Inequalities and discrimination results from a wide range of factors adding to the picture of a vulnerable modern human being.

A promise of a better tomorrow | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Agata Zbylut | Poland | Mocumentary | 2021 | 57’

‘Remember the promise of a better tomorrow’ has two faces - both dark. It is based on
works which artist Agata Zbylut has created since her studies and places them in the role of
silent witnesses who 'testify' against her. It features 3 characters known from the heroine'
Instagram, played by the artist herself.

15th – 25th November 2021

I Burn Easily | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Zofia Krawiec | Poland | Experimental | 2019 | 30'

It’s an experimental mini-series by an artist Zofia Krawiec, shot with a mobile phone
depicting cyberbullying and cyberhate. The story starts when a half-naked affirming body
positive moment picture of three friends gets hacked and posted on ‘Polish Sluts’ website.

15th – 25th November 2021

Defiant Hearts | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Katarzyna Świnarska | Poland | Experimental | 2021 | 28’

Several women artists speak in a very intimate way about their personal experience of being
a mother and an artist. Whilst recording their stories, Polish streets are teeming with female
protests…

15th – 25th November 2021

The Prince and the Dybbuk | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosołowski | Documentary | 2017 | 82’

Who was Moshe Waks, son of a poor Jewish blacksmith from Ukraine, who died as Prince
Michał Waszyński in Italy? Was he a golden boy of cinema, a cunning fraud or a man who
couldn’t distinguish between the illusion of film and reality?

VOD (UK, Belgium, Sweden, Slovakia), 19th – 25th November 2021

Rust | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Rafał Małecki | Poland | Documentary | 2020 | 30'
Moviematic

Artist Mariola Wawrzusiak-Borcz roams post-industrial areas in search of scrap metal. With
that creates sculptures which are a critique of the ravages of civilization.

15th – 25 th November 2021

The Mask | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Hanka Brulińska | Poland | Experimental, Sci-Fi | 2021 | 13'

‘The Mask’ depicts an incredible journey into the inner psyche of an artificial intelligence as
it is gaining self-awareness, freedom and the ability to love. The spiritually growing AI
traverses into new realms of existence in its pursuit of truth about its own soul.

VOD (UK only), 21st November 2021

The Room | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Krzysztof Jankowski | Poland | Dramedy | 2021 | 19’

The year is 2055. The well-known cosmonaut Ijon Tichy is to deliver a speech in the Pan-
Slavic Parliament against the introduction of the Polish People's Republic - Extra-terrestrial
Human Regulations.

19th – 25th November 2021

Author Solaris | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Borys Lankosz | Poland | Documentary | 2016 | 56'

Stanislaw Lem is the most famous sci-fi Polish writer worldwide, and yet his life is shrouded
in enigma and full of paradoxes. The documentary tries to answer some of the questions
about his life.

VOD (UK only), 20th November 2021, 8:00 pm

Kattowitz | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Michał Piotrowski | Poland | Drama | 2020 | 14’
Krzysztof Kieślowski Film School

A story of a great surrealist Hans Bellmer, born in Kattowitz, Germany, very first exhibition turned out to be a political and moral scandal, drawing him into the battle for his city.

19th – 25th November 2021

49 | free with promo code: theblob

dir. Dorota (Gaszczak) Musolf | Poland |
Documentary | 2014 | 19'

This short film is an unusual portrayal of Marek, who, after 49 years of undisclosed creation, is finally revealing his work to the public at the exhibition opening in Amsterdam.

15th – 25th November 2021

Right side of cello | free with promo code:the blob

dir. Aleksandra Rek | Poland | Documentary | 2016 | 37’
Wajda School

“Right Side of Cello” is a documentary about an exceptional cello player Dominik Połoński. The film showcases an unusual relationship between the man and his musical instrument.

19th – 25th November 2021

Play Poland Film Festival is Culture

Culture is the most intricate and complex structure one can imagine. Ever changing, looping on itself, on history, on ourselves.  It is expressed in how we do things and in the values we share and in the way we think, talk and relate to one another.

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