BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
International documentary

Mundial: The Highest Stakes

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Mundial: Gra O Wszystko
Polen/ 2013/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
Polsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Zbigniew Boniek, Dariusz Szpakowski, Tomasz Wolek, Antoni Piechniczek, Jan Litynski
DIRECTOR:
Michal Bielawski
WRITER:
Michal Bielawski
PRODUCER:
Michal Bielawski, Lukasz Borzecki, Michal Chacinski
Of bronze medallions and iron curtains

In 1982, Poland was a grim place. In March of '81 the communist regime had declared martial law in an attempt to crush the political opposition. Curfews were installed, soldiers patrolled the streets and people who were known or even suspected to be critical of the regime were detained and, in some cases, murdered. In the midst of this, the Polish people saw one glimmer of hope and optimism - namely the men's national football team who were exceeding everyone's expectations in the World Cup in Spain.

 

Michal Bielawski

MICHAL BIELAWSKI is a Polish director, producer and screenwriter. MUNDIAL: THE HIGHEST STAKES is his first full-length documentary.