Somewhere in the South of France a boy and an older man live: Sergio – a Master Dollmaker and Adrien – his disciple. They will begin their journey for the first time this summer. They will meet cheerful and fascinating residents of colourful towns. "La machina" is a story of this travel, a story about the meetings, a story about a relation between the master and the disciple. Sergio Dotti is one of the last Master Dollmakers in France. Once, after the show Sergio met a nine-year-old boy called Adrien. The boy had been so interested in the performance that he came back the following day to be in this magic world again. Travelling together from town to town, they will show the world of imagination to children and adults.
At the Datcha
This was/is holiday in the East: while the wife carries out precision work in white overcoat operating a machine at work, the deaf husband pushes a sack barrow. But at the Datcha he is the one in command. The Datcha is held together by more or less firmly fixed cardboard and tin pieces, only prevented from collapsing due to persistent efforts and sacrifies made by father and son. The car needs to be moved too - a task that requires the cumulated knowledge of the DIY man. A holiday at the Datcha is the last big challenge for our civilization. This calm observation with slapstick- elements shows how the East could survive for such a long time - what seems a miracle at the same time.
An all-goods store at the local social care institution. All sorts of customers visit the store - some just to do shopping, others, for instance, to sing a song.
"Silence" was meant to be a set of études made by students of Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing. Six of the shorts were chosen and put together in a set.
Andrzej Wajda: Let's shoot!
A record of a few months of struggle on the set, showing an atmosphere of work and a picture of immense film machinery, and at same time presenting the truest and intimate portrait of the Master of Polish Cinema, the Oscar winner. In 1957 Andrzej Wajda won the Silver Palm in Cannes for his film 'Canal', along with 'Seventh seal' by Ingmar Bergman. We meet him 50 years later, as the author of many important films, such as 'Ashes and Diamonds', 'Man of Marble' or 'Danton', now directing one the most important films in his career, 'Katyn', about the massacre in which thousands of Polish officers, including Wajda's father, were murdered by the Soviets, during World War II - a tragedy left unspoken for decades. During the shooting of the film, 4 young documentary filmmakers - his former students had a chance to get closer and see how their Master works on his most intimate story. Extraordinary for his sensitivity, immeasurable passion, the feeling of mission and great diligence. But also in moments of tiredness, joy, failures, in conversations with people. Perhaps it is only on the set where one can see what Andrzej Wajda really is like.