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Shivers

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Year of participation 2011
Program Retrospectives

Shivers
Producer(s) Zbigniew Tołłoczko
Director(s) Wojciech Marczewski
Script Wojciech Marczewski
Director of Photography Jerzy Zieliński
Music by Andrzej Trzaskowski
Sound Mariusz Kuczyński
Edit Irena Choryńska
Cast Tomasz Hudziec, Teresa Marczewska, Marek Kondrat, Zdzisław Wardejn, Władysław Kowalski, Teresa Sawicka, Jerzy Bińczycki
Production company(-ies) Tor Film Studio
 

Synopsis

Set in the early 1950's, the years of Stalin's personality cult, the story begins in a provincial town. After Tomek's father, a former member of the nation’s armed forces is arrested, his mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The neighbor upstairs commits suicide when her husband is also arrested and transported to the detention camp for political prisoners. The teachers at school are mean, narrow-minded idealists. When they ask the kids who goes to church on Sundays, the whole class stands up. Tomek is sent to summer training school. There he absorbs most of the ideology pumped into his head, and when his father is released from prison he doesn’t recognize the son he has left.

Awards
Silver Bear, FIPRESCI, OCIC Prizes (Berlin IFF, 1982)

Moscow Cinema
 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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