Tonia and Her Children | Tonia i jej dzieci – dir. Marcel Łoziński, 2011

date: 30/07/2011, time: 16:00, place: The Silver Star Cinema, film program: in the short run, artistic program: films
date: 03/08/2011, time: 16:30, place: Cinema in Puławy, film program: in the short run, artistic program: films

PL | 2011 | colour | 57 min
reż|dir Marcel Łoziński pro|pro Studio Filmowe Kronika sce|sc Marcel Łoziński zdj|ph Jacek Petrycki, Paweł Łoziński, Magda Kowalczyk muz|mus Maria Bikont mon|ed Przemysław Chruścielewski ob|cast dys|dis Studio Filmowe Kronika

11-year-old Werka and her 9-year-old brother Marcel wind up at the front door of a children’s home in Wrocław.  Asked who they are, Werka replies, “We are children of communists.” It is 1949. Werka and Marcel’s mother, a pre-war communist, is arrested and charged with collaborating with American intelligence. She will do five and half years. Her children will spend these years in other children’s homes. A film about a brother and a sister marked with the ideological choices of their parents.

DIRECTOR | Marcel Łoziński (1940)
Graduate of Film Directing Department in the National School of Film, Television and Theatre in Lodz Nominated both for Oscar and the European Film Academy Award for the documentary – 89 mm from Europe. Member of the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and European Film Academy. Professor at  Film School La FEMIS in Paris, and at the Institute of Polish Culture at the University of Warsaw.  He directed Master Classes in Moscow, Kiev, Helsinki, Tallinn, Marseille, Barcelona , Tui, Lyon, and other  places. Created Dragon Forum -  the international documentary film workshops in the middle of Europe. Head of the Documentary Department at Andrzej Wajda Master School for Film Directing.