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Film roundup: Poland

“Tatarak”

Director: Andrzej Wajda

Producers: Michal Kwiecinski, Katarzyna Fukacz-Cebula, Ewa Brodzka

Stars: Krystyna Janda, Pawel Szajda, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Jan Englert

The scoop: A director begins making a film about the life of Marta, an aging, lonely woman married to a workaholic doctor. A chance meeting with a young man gives Marta the opportunity to feel youthful again. Film cuts between on-camera and off-camera drama.

Sales: Akson Studio

“Rosebud”

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski

Producers: Warsaw Film Studio; Polish Telecom; Monolith Films; co-financed by the Polish Film Institute

Stars: Andrzej Seweryn, Magdalena Boczarska, Robert Wieckiewicz

The scoop: A Communist secret police officer — against the backdrop of 1968 Poland, rife with student riots and a government-instigated campaign against Polish Jews — lays a “honey trap” for a dissident intellectual by persuading his own girlfriend to seduce the target. The result is a bizarre love triangle that takes unexpected turns. Inspired by a true story by Pawel Jasienica.

Sales: Monolith Films

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