Krakow Festival Presents

Tonia and Her Children

Year
2011
Country
Poland
Duration
57’
Director
Marcel Lozinski

11-year-old Werka and her 9-year-old brother Marcel wind up at the front door of a children’s home in Wroclaw.  Asked who they are, Werka replies, “We are children of communists.” In return the teacher yells, ”Why do they only send us Judeo-communists?!”. It is 1949. Werka and Marcel’s mother, a pre-war communist, is arrested and charged with collaborating with American intelligence. She will do five and half years. Her children will spend these years in other children’s homes. A film about a brother and a sister marked with the ideological choices of their parents.

Production
Kronika Film Studio
Director
Marcel Lozinski

Marcel Lozinski was born in 1940. Graduate of the Technical University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Directing at the Film School in Lodz. He is a member of the American Film Academy and European Film Academy. He was a lecturer at the FEMIS Film School in Paris, the Institute of Polish Culture and the University of Warsaw. He has made several dozen award -winning documentaries. His film 89mm from Europe was nominated for the Academy Award (1994). He runs a documentary course at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing.

Filmography

Happy End (1973), Matriculation (1981), Recipe For Life (1981), The Microphone Test (1981), My Place (1987), Technical Exercices (1987), 89mm od Europy (1993), Self-Portrait (1993), Anything Can Happen (1995), So It Doesn’t Hurt (1999), How It's Done (2006), If It Happens (2007), Poste restante (2009)

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