We Film the People!

The unique story of film directors who managed to critic the Communist regime while being produced by the State: this is Polish cinema's golden age, in the 1970s. Director Ania Szczepanska, born in Poland and raised in France, meets prominent filmmakers, producers, actors such as Andrzej Wajda, Marcel Lozinski, Krzyszstof Zanussi, Kristina Janda, Ryszard Bugajski and confronts them the testimonies of the State men of that time. Through unknown archives, forgotten documentaries and excerpts of cult films, she relates how the Solidarnosc people ended up in Cannes.


Data sheet


Length : 56’

Languages: French and Polish

Subtitles: English, Polish, German, French (DVD, Bluray, DCP)

Screenplay and director: Ania Szczepanska

Director of photography: Paweł Sobczyk

Editor: Sophie Reiter

Music: Nicolas Rabaeus

Sound: Radosław Ochnio

Producer: Nora Philippe

Production:  Abacaris Films/ coproduction Les Films de l’air, Ciné+ (Canal Plus), TVP Kultura, CNC, PFI (Polish Film Institute), Procirep-Angoa, Ministère de la Défense - ECPAD, Plesnar and Krauss Films.


PREMIER PRIX au Festival du Film de Chercheur (Nancy), 2014, Etoile de la SCAM 2015