A documentary by Tomasz Wolski focuses on a slow, fragmentary observation of a small part of reality. Its centre is in a market square of a small town somewhere in the south of Poland. That’s where three springs of water have their origins, only several metres away from one another. A camera records reactions of passers-by and attentively watches their behaviour. Interestingly, in the majority of cases, the behaviour is totally different for each of the springs.
The Low Beskids. A small farm. Michał, Jan and Mateusz, men representing three generations, live under one roof. They lead peaceful, modest lives, submitting to the rhythm of nature which is an inseparable element of their existence. Almost without a word, with humility, they do their everyday, routine chores. How different it is from the scenes taking place a mere several metres away from their farm, where a busy street, constantly passing cars and noise personify a totally different world.
The field of observation is limited to the seat of the Registry Office in Nowa Huta within its hours of operations, or more specifically to its three rooms. One of them is used to register births, the second one – deaths and the third one – weddings. The observation of the clients’ and clerks’ behavior in each room unveils a picture of our everyday life as well as fate.
“Goldfish” is a film about the colourful everyday lives of a group of mentally handicapped people. Kamil wants to have lift licence and learns to operate lift by himself. Michal tries to make his dream come true every day by trying to create as much cleaning work as possible, but the truth is that his passion are horses. He dreams to go to them. Marek’s television has bad reception so he wants a new antenna. Witek – lazy boy, after trying out different jobs, becomes a porter because it doesn’t demand much.