DRYGAS (MACIEJ J.)
ARTE GEIE, ADR PRODUCTIONS
NON-THEATRICAL, TV, VOD, DVD, INTERNET
This film tells the story of a supposedly ordinary day in Communist Poland, a day which seems no different from any other, during which some people cravenly submit, whilst others doggedly resist.
September 27, 1962. That day nothing in particular was happening in the Republic of Poland. A day like many others. The sun rose at 6:30 a.m. and was to go down at 6:23 p.m. 1,642 Polish citizens were born and 655 had died.
A day like many others that captures so well the denunciatory atmosphere of intense tension in a totalitarian state. This documentary, based on research into the various public records of Poland, gives us a better understanding of the oppression to which the Polish were subjected, affecting even the most mundane aspects of everyday life.
2007 : Platinum Remi at the 40th Worldfest Independent Film Festival (Houston, USA). 2006 : Silver Dragon For Best Documentary Film at the 46th International Cracow Film Festival (Poland). Duna TV Award at Astra Film Festival (Romania). Jury Special Mention at Taiwan International Documentary Festival.