AN ORDINARY COUNTRY

Tomasz Wolski / 51´ / 2020 / Polonia

Direction: Tomasz Wolski

Production: Kijora Film

Cinematography: Material de archivo /Archives

Edition: Tomasz Wolski

Sound: Marcin Lenarczyk

They were everywhere, though they tried to be invisible. Filming from hiding in restaurants, on the street, in shops. They registered illegal bottling of regulated fuel, lovers meeting in the hotel. They wiretapped phone calls with a man living abroad, during which Poles placed orders for hemorrhoid ointment. They filmed interviews during which, through blackmail, they carried out the process of breaking a detainee to persuade them to cooperate. Another time, they interrogated a woman from whom they required detailed billing of household expenses, including the type of meat and the number of butter cubes used. ‘An Ordinary Country’ is a found footage creative documentary based on film and videotapes recorded by officers of the Polish communist security services in the 1960s through the 1980s

Tomasz Wolski is a member of Guild of Polish Documentary Directors, Polish Film Academy and European Film Academy. Director of the short film “Daughter”(Grand Prix at Angers Premiers Plan) & director, editor, cameramen of 13 documentaries awarded at many international festivals, including Los Angeles Film Festival, Palm Springs Film Festival, Punto de Vista, Nancy – Aye Aye Film Festival, Evora – FIKE, Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, Camerimage & Krakow Film Festival.

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