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Director(s): Tomasz WolskiPL70 min.2021
84%(18 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesPolish (orig.)
SubtitlesEnglish, slovak
Black and white / colourcolor and black&white

Riots broke out in communist Poland in 1970 after everyday food suddenly rocketed in price. The government responded to the workers’ protests with extreme violence. Rather than a realistic dramatization of events, the director uses puppets and archive footage. The result is a thrilling documentary verging on absurd black grotesque. Based on authentic recordings of telephone conversations between various faceless government officials and military commanders, the film depicts the chaotic and erratic behaviour of the communist police and army. But who was secretly recording and eavesdropping and why?

The film won the Special Jury Award at the Vision du Reel festival in Nyon, Switzerland, and the Best Documentary over 30 minutes Award at the Krakow Film Festival. IMDb trailer
Projection of 1970 at IFF Art Film 2023
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22. Jun
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23. Jun
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