The war in Iraq has become the most important event of 2003 worldwide. Poland has sent 2.5 thousand soldiers there. The film shows the Polish soldiers realize how difficult their task is, and the difficulties of service and life in conditions totally different from what they were used to in Poland. How do they cope with the stress, living in constant danger, separated from their families? "Babilon.pl" has been made by four film crew, changing once a month, due to the difficult conditions.
For a while
The film tells a story of a 4year old boy who travels to the Polish countryside to accompany his parents who are making a movie there.
In 1998 Wojciech Staroń made the documentary film "The Siberian Lesson". The film told the story of a young teacher who emigrated to the vicinity of Lake Baikal in order to teach Polish deportees’ descendants their native language. Many years later, as a married couple with two children, the director and his wife are leaving for Argentina. For their little son, this trip will not only be an encounter with an unknown language. Influenced by their Argentinian friend, Janek enters the fascinating world of imagination, and is introduced to the bitterness of childhood prematurely contaminated by the problems of grown-ups.
The Siberian Lessons
The film describes experiences of a young girl who, responding to an appeal in the media, leaves for Siberia to teach the Polish language to families of exiles from Poland.
The film is a journey through Stalin gulags and European Union salons. It is a story about determination, dreams, obstacles and the power of fraternal love. The film will tell the story of an unusual life of two brothers and their complicated relationship. A pragmatist and a dreamer, water and fire. One painted great maps and the other one – great paintings. Alfons is a painter and an acrobat; the archetype of artist. Mieczyslaw is a cartographer, looking after the house and trying to simpilify his brother’s grand plans.The film revolves around a dream – before he dies, Alfons would like to present his paintings in Brussels. However, on his return from Brussels, Alfons finds out that his paintings had been destroyed in a fire. Once again they are homeless and they have to start all over again. Will they succeed?