Podkarpackie

The Armorer Must Be a Musician

The Armorer Must Be a Musician

or over 40 years, hidden in a small forge and a backyard workshop, Krzysztof Panas has been making from scratch an enormous variety of white weapons: from small knives to samurai swords and hussar sabers. Each item is a unique and entirely hand-made masterpiece, which the armour master creates using traditional blacksmith techniques—the methods he has been exploring by himself for nearly 20 years .Through this slowly disappearing craft, we get to meet a person with exceptional charisma and character, a man who from early youth devoted himself to a passion. Today, his clients and enthusiasts come from all over the world. Krzysztof Panas humbly and simply comments on his impressive skills: “The only thing you need is desire. The rest just follows.”

Master and Apprentice

Master and Apprentice

The story takes place during a few July days, when several hundred young musicians come to Łańcut. There, under the guidance of world-famous violins, they practice their craft. One of the students is a 24-year-old Michał, who faces an unusual challenge—he wants to perform all 24 Niccolò Paganini's Caprices during one concert. Entering the musical world of feelings and illusions, at the same time he is looking for the truth about himself. In this challenge he has the help of a charismatic professor.

The Residents of Moczary

The Residents of Moczary

The documentary shows everyday life of the elderly residents of a Care Home in Moczary (Bieszczady Mountains). A story about humble people, whose lives have not been easy, and in their last years life brings them to the deepest wilderness in the Bieszczady Mountains. This is a picture of people often forgotten in our society, people who teach us cheerfulness and hope, and show us a different approach towards pain and suffering.

Open Range

Open Range

A colorful folktale about Zbigniew Łagosz, the last shepherd-loner in the Beskidy Mountains. Polany Surowiczne is a place hidden in the mountains and trees, with meadows providing cattle feed and open space for horses to roam around. For the film's protagonist, it is his perfect retreat where he can "jabber to himself.” Zbigniew lives in a wooden hut that resembles a trailer. His legs are aching from "roaming the mountains" and his chronic cough is caused by "ciggies." His dog Łemek is a trusted companion.