“Polish Cinema Days” came to a close with Jan Matuszynski’s feature film “Leave No Traces”, on September 27 which was organized with joint cooperation of AUF and Visla Polish Film Festival during whole September. AUF member, film critic Sevda Sultanova was a moderator of the screening.
She noted that the director is considered one of the stars of New Polish Cinema: “In addition to his documentaries, Matuszynski made two feature – length fiction films. His “The Last Family”, based on real events, is considered one of the strongest debuts in modern Polish cinema. The film tells the family story of Zdzislaw Beksinski, one of the famous artists of the 20th century, who painted post-apocalyptic works. It shows the gradual spiritual and physical destruction of a family.”
The moderator also noted that the factual basis is stronger than the author’s individual approach to the events in Y. Matuszynski’s fiction films. The events in “Leave No Traces” occurs in the background of political tension in Poland in 1980s. The son of poet Barbara Sadowska, one of the activists of the political protests, was killed by the militia. The whole film describes the attempts of authorities to pay Yurek off, the only witness of the event, and their psychological pressure on people.”
It was watched by the audience with interest and thrill that based on a heavy dramatic story. In general, all films screened within the framework of the event represented modern Polish filmmaking. As a result, all films formed a complete idea of the new Polish cinema in Azerbaijani audience.
During Polish cinema days 2 full- length documentaries “Balcony movie” by Pavel Lozinski, “No here at all” by Michal Kawecki and one full – length fiction “Corpus Christi” by Jan Kokamasa were also screened.