1970

a film by

Poland / 70' / 04/2021 / documentary

When protests broke out in Communist Poland in late 1970, a crisis team gathered in Warsaw. Soon after the militia made use of their batons. Shots were fired. Through archival recordings and animations, viewers are able to observe various power mechanisms. The film “1970” is a story about a rebellion but told from the perspective of the oppressors.

“Wolski has the advantage of accessible archives to shed light on a different perspective of civil unrest: the then-secret machinations and methods of a cynical regime as it tried to make a very vocal problem go away.”
Square Eyes - Naamloos
Square Eyes - KFF2021 en SHH - BEST POLISH DOC
“Wolski has the advantage of accessible archives to shed light on a different perspective of civil unrest: the then-secret machinations and methods of a cynical regime as it tried to make a very vocal problem go away.”
Square Eyes - Naamloos
Square Eyes - KFF2021 en SHH - BEST POLISH DOC

Tomasz Wolski

Biography

Member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors, Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of short film “Daughter” (Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) and director, editor, cinematographer of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals like Visions du Réel, Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Camerimage and Krakow Film Festival.

Filmography

  • 1970 (Documentary) – 2021
  • An Ordinary Country (Documentary) – 2021
  • A Problem (Short) – 2020
  • Festiwal (Documentary) (co-director)  – 2017
  • Córka (Short)  – 2015
  • Nie dla kazdego (Documentary short)  – 2013
  • Palac (Documentary) – 2012
  • Lekarze (Documentary) – 2011
  • Pomalu (Documentary short) – 2010
  • Szczesciarze (Documentary short) – 2009
  • Zlota rybka (Documentary) – 2008
  • Klinika (Documentary short) – 2006
  • If I Were a Fish (Documentary short) – 2005
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Crew

Director: Tomasz Wolski
Screenplay: Tomasz Wolski
Producer: Kijora Film: Anna Gawlita
Co-producers: Polish Television, Institute of National Remembrance
Sound Design: Marcin Lenarczyk
Editor: Tomasz Wolski
Animation: Robert Sowa
Composer: Bartlomiej Tycinski, DJ Lenar

Festivals

  • Visions du Réel, Switzerland (15 – 25 April, 2021)
    International Feature Competition Won: Special Jury Award
  • Kraków Film Festival, Poland (30 May – 6 June, 2021)
    National Competition Won: Silver Hobby Horse for Best National Documentary

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Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here

Press Quotes

“a provocative film that should win exposure on discerning platforms spanning the range of documentary, animation and human rights interests.”
Review – Jonathan Romney – Screen Daily

Wolski has the advantage of accessible archives to shed light on a different perspective of civil unrest: the then-secret machinations and methods of a cynical regime as it tried to make a very vocal problem go away.”
Review ‘The Archive Does Not Lie’ – Carmen Grey – Modern Times

“Wolski creates a time capsule for the audience, and keeps the film enviably consistent.”
Review – Vladan Petkovic – Cineuropa

Interview: Visions du Réel Int’l Competition: 1970 by Tomasz Wolski – Geoffrey Macnab – Business Doc Europe