Bielawska & Ruszkiewicz: Warsaw Available

Ania, Gosia and Ilona go to the city from the countryside, where possibilities to get work are small or non-existing. They are sweet and natural and they react differently to the new world with many temptations. The film is shot over a long period and suffers a bit from the jumps in time that you hear about or understand but do not sense. Arranged scenes help to push the action so the overall impression is that this is an honest report from Poland today, and I guess it could take place in any bigger country. The first station is a boarding house, the next ones are either to return home as does Ania for her boyfriend Andrzej and Ilona for her small child.

… and just want to praise again the producer and director Krzysztof Kopczyński from Eureka Media for his work – you can find other of his films mentioned and reviewed on this site: Stone Silence and Kites.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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