Films

The Reconciliation

The Reconciliation, "Zgoda"

Synopsis

Director

Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing „national traitors“. It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named „Zgoda“ / „Reconciliation“.

Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn’t know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

„The Reconciliation“ is a story of a love triangle of people of different nationalities that are doomed to live in a time when history forms a new order using nationality as the basis of division.

Maciej Sobieszczański

(b. 1966) is a director and scriptwriter and works as a film expert for the Polish film Institute. He wrote the ­script for „The Simple Story About Love“, for which director Arkadiusz ­Jakubik won the Grand Prix at the Gdynia Film Festival. The film is regarded as one of the best Polish titles in 2011. In that same year, he made his debut as a filmmaker with „Birthday“. The short film was screened at several film festivals. His first full-length feature „Performer“ (2015, co-dir: Lukasz Ronduda) was screened several film festivals around the world. „The Reconciliation“ is Sobieszszanski’s full length debut.

Filmography

  • Performer (2015, co-dir: Lukasz Ronduda)
  • Zgoda (The Reconciliation, 2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
19:30 - 20:57
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 010604
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22.11.2017
21:30 - 22:57
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 061803
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27.11.2017
17:15 - 18:42
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 110305
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Film info

Country: Poland
Year: 2017
Duration: 87 minutes
Languages: German, Polish
Director: Maciej Sobieszczański
Producer: Zbigniew Domagalski
Writer: Małgorzata Sobieszczańska
DOP: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Montage: Rafał Listopad
Composer: Bartłomiej Gliniak
Cast: Julian Świeżewski, Jakub Gierszał, Zofia Wichłacz, Danuta Stenka, Wojciech Zieliński
Production: Studio Filmowe Kalejdoskop
Festivals: Gdynia, Montreal (best Director)

Synopsis

Director

Beginning of 1945, Upper Silesia, Poland. The last days of WW2. At the just liberated areas, the Communist Security Service eliminates its enemies under the pretext of punishing „national traitors“. It organizes a labour camp for Germans, Silesians and Poles, at the site of a former Nazi concentration camp, which is named „Zgoda“ / „Reconciliation“.

Franek, who is in love with a Polish prisoner Anna, joins the camp crew to rescue her. He doesn’t know that one of the inmates is Erwin, his German friend, who, like himself, has also loved Anna for a long time. Franek joins Communists in the illusory hope of outsmarting the system.

„The Reconciliation“ is a story of a love triangle of people of different nationalities that are doomed to live in a time when history forms a new order using nationality as the basis of division.

Maciej Sobieszczański

(b. 1966) is a director and scriptwriter and works as a film expert for the Polish film Institute. He wrote the ­script for „The Simple Story About Love“, for which director Arkadiusz ­Jakubik won the Grand Prix at the Gdynia Film Festival. The film is regarded as one of the best Polish titles in 2011. In that same year, he made his debut as a filmmaker with „Birthday“. The short film was screened at several film festivals. His first full-length feature „Performer“ (2015, co-dir: Lukasz Ronduda) was screened several film festivals around the world. „The Reconciliation“ is Sobieszszanski’s full length debut.

Filmography

  • Performer (2015, co-dir: Lukasz Ronduda)
  • Zgoda (The Reconciliation, 2017)