A unique Polish couple in their 80s. After living for 66 years in their flat, they have to move out. While MARIA is a extraordinary spirit full of un-dominable optimism and vitality - TADEUSZ is a silent scientist and a fatalist. Now they have to fight their existential disaster that unveils the touching stories of their life and casts a shadow over their present. It's a film about justice and equality - the crisis of morality in past and present modern society, as well as about how to get old - staying young.
more info: resettlement.pl
director: Filip Antoni Malinowski
Austria/Poland, 2012, 56/73min
language: Polish, German
German title: Maria muss packen
Polish title: Eksmisja
Russian title: ВЫСЕЛЕНИЕ
"I just wanted to let you know I loved the film. I found it very moving, and rich in the way it moves through so many layers, themes (gentrification, home, post WWll, ageing, family, storytelling, gardening, pleasure, struggle, political and personal change...). It feels like a privilege to be let into these people's lives from such an intimate perspective. Aesthetically I liked its spaciousness, rhythm, sound, the use of still images, the quietness of the filmmaker's "voice"...
Thank you! All the best, Vida (Canada)"
Artur Liebhart, festival director, Warsaw
"In Poland, unlike in no other post-socialist country, helpless people have been turned in to the brutal way of the housing market. Although in 1989 the first Polish prime minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki has expressed the need of continuation of the Socialist obligations after, soon afterwards the situation turned into the "Wild East". The governments in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Germany, however, took the tenant protection seriously, because they knew, that the people must have a minimum of social and psychological security in the form of a flat."
Special Jury Prize, Festiwal Mediow Lodz 2012
Honorable Mention, Off Cinema Poznan 2012
Winner best documentary, EKRAN Toronto FF 2013
Appreciation Award of Fine Art, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2012
DYI Filmfest Warsaw, Winner Main Prize, 2013
international premiere: Krakow International Film Festival
Unabhängiges Filmfest Osnabrück (competition), This Human World Human Rights Film Festival Vienna (competition), Planete DOC Review Warsaw & Wrocław, goEast Wiesbaden FF (competition), OFF Plus Camera Kraków, Polish Film Festival of America Chicago, OFF Cinema Festival Poznań (competition, awarded), FilmPolska München, Seattle Polish Film Festival, Człowiek w Zagrożeniu Łódź (competition, awarded), Cinema Perpetuum Mobile FF Minsk, Kamera Akcja Łódź, TNR Tarnowska Nagroda Filmowa (competition), Transatlantyk Poznań (competition), FilmPolska Berlin, Diagonale Graz (competition), Guth Gafa Ireland, Human Doc Warsaw (competition), Filmfest Rejected Innsbruck (competition), DIY Filmfest (winner, best film), Lubskie Lato Filmowe Łagów (competition), Forum of European Cinema Cinergia Łódź (competition), Filmowa Góra Zielona Góra, Vancouver Polish Film Festival, EKRAN Toronto Polish FF (competition, winner best doc film), Solanin Film Festival, Polnische Filmwoche Erlangen, PLAY Poland Film Festival UK, Polish FF Los Angeles, Delai International Documentary Film Festival Moscow