Polonez, 2016, 16 min.

Polonaise (2016)


International Documentary Film Festival “It’s All True”, Brazil
Special Distinction

Koszalin Film Festival “Młodzi i Film”
Special Distinction


Director   Agnieszka Elbanowska
Screenplay   Agnieszka Elbanowska
Cinematography   Pawel Chorzepa
Producers   Bartek Glinski,
Ewa Jastrzebska

In the small central Polish town of Aleksandrow Kujawski, the director of the local culture centre announces a competition. The theme? A creative presentation of personal patriotism. Entrants are free to demonstrate their creativity in whatever form they like: in a song, recital, or demonstration; by giving a speech or putting on a performance. Anything goes. There’s just one requirement: entrants may only present their own, original work. The eleventh day of the eleventh month arrives – Poland’s Independence Day. And on this very day, the jury, consisting of the director, the mayor, a priest, and a local poet, will select the region’s number one patriot.