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by Alexandra Wesolowski


The whole family is helping with preparations for Danuta and Maciej’s golden wedding anniversary party. Danuta knows exactly what she wants and delegates her wishes to those around her. Her German niece Alexandra, the maker of this film, has travelled to Warsaw to take part. Barely has she sat down at the kitchen table when a heated discussion ensues. Be it abortion or migration, it soon dawns on Alexandra that her view of the world could not be more different from that of her right-wing conservative relatives in Poland. Alone in her ‘liberal’ view Alexandra is mocked as a victim of western propaganda… Filmmaker Alexandra Wesolowski uses a family gathering as an opportunity to portray her own family and allows us intimate insight into Polish society and the populist national-conservative Europe of today.

original title: Impreza - Das Fest
country: Germany
year: 2017
genre: documentary
directed by: Alexandra Wesolowski
film run: 76'
screenplay: Alexandra Wesolowski
cinematography by: Denis D. Lüthi
film editing: Martha Ewa Wojakowska
producer: Julian Anselmino
production: Dreifilm GbR, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)