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Polonaise

Agnieszka Elbanowska
Polonez
Poland 2016 / 16’

How much of a Pole is there in a Pole and how can that be measured? The director of a Community Arts Center in Aleksandrów Kujawski announces a competition for the best creative patriotic attitude as expressed through song, recital, film or speech – any and all forms are allowed. Independence Day is coming up and the jury includes the center’s director, city mayor, local priest, and poet engaged in a heated debate on choosing the best patriot in the region.

Agata Bratek

Agnieszka Elbanowska

Agnieszka Elbanowska is a director, editor and photo-reporter who graduated from the University of Warsaw, Roma Tre University, Wajda School, and is currently a PhD candidate at the Lodz Film School, as well as a member of the Polish Filmmakers Association. Her documentary, The Love Equation of Henry Fast has screened and received numerous awards at film festivals in Poland and abroad.

Selected filmography

2008 Liberta (doc., short)
2013 Niewiadoma Henryka Fasta / The Love Equation of Henry Fast (doc., short)
2016 Pierwszy Polak Na Marsie / First Pole on Mars (doc., short)
2016 Polonez / Polonaise (doc., short)

Cast & Crew

director Agnieszka Elbanowska
screenplay Agnieszka Elbanowska
cinematography Paweł Chorzępa
editing Agnieszka Elbanowska
sound Darek Wancerz
producer Ewa Jastrzębska, Bartek Gliński
production Studio Munka – SFP, Impakt Film
sales Studio Munka – SFP
language Polish
colouration colour