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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.

Square Eyes - Naamloos
Square Eyes - KFF2021 en SHH - BEST POLISH DOC
Square Eyes - Naamloos
Square Eyes - KFF2021 en SHH - BEST POLISH DOC

Tomasz Wolski


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.


  • 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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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


  • 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


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Click here

Downloadable trailer: Click here