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R&D Facility Solidarity

Adam Sajnuk
Zakład Doświadczalny "Solidarność"
Poland 2015 / 89’
iHumans Silent Night

The play is an attempt to come to terms with the legend of the Solidarity trade union. Its history - the strikes in August, 1980, the imposition of martial law in December, 1981, the pope's visit, and later events - is shown from the point of view of Grażyna, a young woman who, after graduating from university, spends the summer of 1980 at the seaside before taking up work in a factory in Lower Silesia, where she then joins the newly-formed labour union. Grażyna never appears in the play, which is a collage of memories and comments by her relatives, friends and co-workers. We get a portrait of a young, honest and idealistic woman who closely observes low- and mid-level Solidarity activists, and must confront her idealism with the far-from-perfect daily life in the organization. This is an epic drama, narrated by characters who do not engage in dialogue with one another. Isolated statements, often contradictory and polemical, as in a documentary where people speak directly to the camera, make up a mosaic of differing views and perspectives from which there emerges a depiction of Polish society in the 1980s.

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Cast & Crew

director Adam Sajnuk
screenplay Szymon Bogacz (tekst)
cinematography Yann-Baptiste Seweryn
editing Jakub Motylewski
music Michał Lamża
sound Leszek Freund, Michał Robaczewski
cast Edyta Olszówka, Jolanta Olszewska, Grzegorz Małecki, Sławomira Łozińska, Tadeusz Chudecki,Agnieszka Przepiórska, Jerzy Łapiński, Jerzy Połoński, Cezary Studniak, Dorota Pomykała, Małgorzata Rożniatowska, Piotr Ligienza, Władysław Kowalski, Bartek Topa , Elżbieta Romanowska, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Tomasz Drabek, Hanna Wojak, Martyna Trawczyńska, Stanisław Brudny, Tomasz Nosiński, Wojciech Brzeziński, Anna Seniuk, Andrzej Makowiecki, Bartosz Adamczyk, Rafał Rutkowski, Ewa Worytkiewicz, Mateusz Banasiuk, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Agnieszka Bogdan, Marzena Trybała, Anna Smołowik, Bartosz Opania,Stanisław Banasiuk, Aleksandra Justa, Jakub Wons, Monika Mariotti
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
production WFDiF – Documentary and Feature Film Studios
sales WFDiF – Documentary and Feature Film Studios
language Polish
colouration colour