Ten days of preparation for the Monte Carlo rally. The two Polish drivers battle with the technical shortcomings of the Polish Fiat 125 and overwhelming bureaucracy. They did not finish the race. An allegory of the country’s industrial and economic problems.
14-year-old Jurek spends his summer holidays in his Silesian hometown of Borzechów. The boy gets into a conflict with a group of peers bullying their weaker colleagues. He is also shaken by the mysterious disappearance of his mother, who has allegedly gone away to a sanatorium. Unexpectedly, he falls in love with Elżbieta, a girl from Warsaw. The new experiences accelerate his coming of age and turn him into a responsible, courageous man. The end of summer holidays becomes a symbolic end of his childhood.
The film is a humorous lecture on the internal structure of a dachshund. Parodying popular lectures at the same time, it contains a message about the superiority of the products of living organisms’ techniques and calls for respect for the environment.
Evening. Two contemporary teenage girls, Blanca and Pauline, living in an old manor house, are watching a television programme about the sexual life of people and of animals. Surprised by Bianca’s father who returns late at night they quickly change channels. The film they then see is composed of old archive material and forms the start of their journey into the past.
The reunion of a group of former medical students results in a flood of bitter memories… An allegorical fiction between Cocteau and Brecht, making the portrait of a tormented society seeking for freedom. Censored by the Polish authorities, the film was reedited and new footage added by Skolimowski in 1981, merging an introduction in color shot at the time and the 1967 feature in his original B&W with a new director’s cut.
Two energetic sisters, a journalist and a gymnast, can’t afford to go to the USA, where the latter one has a championship. So they decide to steal it. Theft, however, can be addictive.
Set in 1944. A courtly sheepherder enters an abandoned palace he has seen only from the distance since he was a boy. Once he enters the palace, strange things begin to happen as though he was dreaming the events rather than living them.
A student helps a perplexed woman in the hallway of a medical clinic. Having learned about her difficult life situation, he decides to help her. He involves his mother and all his strength. It turns out that love is not enough to help the other person.