THE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL HAS ENDED IN POLAND
WARSAW, 28 September 2020, 09:23 – REGNUM On September 27, the 12th International Film Festival Niepokorni, niezłomni, wyklęci, dedicated to historical themes, ended in Gdynia, Poland. The winners received awards. Polskie Radio 24 reported about it.
In four days, more than 100 films on historical themes were presented. In addition to Polish directors, guests from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Ukraine and Estonia presented films. Within the framework of the festival, several competitions were held – the participants fought for victory in the nominations of fiction and documentary films.
The main prize of the International Feature Film Competition went to the film Eternal Winter, which was created by the Hungarian director Attila Szas. This is a story about the tragedy of Hungarian women trapped in a Soviet labor camp. The main character of the film, Irene, found herself in one of the mines in Donetsk, where, as stated in the description for the film, “she will work with other women to death, believing that their torture will end one day”.
Hungarian Ambassador to Poland Orsolya Zsuzsanna Kovacs, who was present at the festival, told the organizers that the drama “Eternal Winter” is a tribute to the memory of hundreds of thousands of victims deported to the GULAG. “Those of them who miraculously managed to return to their homeland were doomed to silence,” she added.
The best documentary film was “Draugen” directed by Dagmara Jazgi. The main character of the picture is Wojciech Bogadol. During World War II, he was drafted into the Nazi army and sent to fight in Norway, but there he began to fight the German occupation.