Controlled conversations, recording with hidden cameras, dirty records of interrogations and recruitment attempts – all of these materials are employed to portray the monitored life in Poland under communism. Sometimes grotesque, this picture is underpinned by horror, escalating intuitively with every minute. Before us, there is a terrifying communist panopticon which keeps spying on and recording itself.

Directed by: Tomasz Wolski
Script: Tomasz Wolski
Genre: documentary
Total time: 52 min.
Year of production: 2020
Production: Kijora Film – Anna Gawlita, Polish Television
Cinematography: Tomasz Wolski
Editor: Tomasz Wolski

Awards and festivals:

2021 Polish Film Festival in America, Chicago; won: Special Jury Award.

2020 Visions du Réel, Switzerland, won: Clinique de Genolier Jury Award for “most innovative medium-length film”

2020 FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival, Buenos Aires; won: Special Mention.

2020 “November” International Film Festival, Minsk, won: Special Jury Award

2020 Krakow Film Festival, Polish Competition, won: Golden Hobby-Horse

2020 NNW National Film Festival, Gdynia, won: Honorable Mention