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Pardon

Type of film:
Feature film


Poland

Production company:
Experimental Label

Year of production: 2018

Director:
Jan Jakub Kolski

Cast:
Hanna Szewczyk:
Grażyna Błęcka-Kolska

Jakub Szewczyk:
Jan Jankowski

Jurgen:
Michał Kaleta



Creators:
Screenplay, cinematography (16mm cam.):
Jan Jakub Kolski

Cinematography:
Julian A. Ch. Kernbach

Set design:
Paulina Korwin-Kochanowska Urszula Korwin-Kochanowska

Costumes:
Monika Onoszko

Makeup:
Anna Nobel-Nobielska

Editor:
Konrad Śniady



Description:

Set in the reality of post-war Poland, the story of parents struggling with grief, going on their last journey with their son, told from the perspective of their grandson Jan. The son of Hanna and Jakub, a Polish resistance soldier Wacław “Odrowąż” Szewczyk, is shot dead by the Security Office in the autumn of 1946. After a series of humiliations suffered by the new authorities, desecrating the corpse of their child, Hanna and Jakub decide to provide their son with a dignified burial. The parents’ journey through Poland, still plunged into a post-war nightmare, becomes a metaphorical journey into the depths of the human soul and an attempt to redefine humanity in a world in which neighbours turn against each other, and the enemy may become an unexpected ally. Film co-financed by the Lodz Film Fund in 2017.



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