Polish Film & TV: Critically-Acclaimed Dark Dramas


Despite being commercially quite unattainable for British audiences, Polish film and television dramas has a history almost as long as the history of cinematography itself. After WWII the communist government in Poland encouraged film directors through the establishment of a national cinema. Nowadays, free from the constraints of communism, Polish directors and producers are emerging, specialising in particularly dark dramas and what the UK would consider to be “video nasties”.

Walter Presents: Polish Drama “The Border”

“Walter Presents” is a great on-demand services provided by Channel 4 to showcase the best foreign language programmes currently available. Polish drama six part drama “The Border” is now available to watch.

Set in the remote Bieszczady Mountains, an unsuspecting border guard unit becomes the victim of a devastating bomb attack. The Captain, Wiktor Rebrow, the only survivor, finds himself being accused of masterminding the attack. In a desperate attempt to clear his name, he begins to investigate the incident and uncovers a dark, twisted plot along the way.

Andrzej Żuławski’s Last Film Showing in UK Cinemas

Arrow Films has recently released the late Andrzej Żuławski’s last film, the critically acclaimed “Cosmos”. The “Possession” director based his last film on Witold Gombrowicz's groundbreaking novel. The synopsis goes as follows: two young men arrive at a rural family-run guest house in France, anticipating a few days of rest and relaxation only to be undermined by a series of sinister events. Absurd, challenging yet beautifully witty, “Cosmos” has been nominated for Best Cinematography and Make-Up at this year’s Sophia Awards.