Tonia and Her children
dir. Marcel Łoziński, Poland, 2010, 57 mins
Section: Political Sciences  ·  Competition: The Magic Hour Award
Screening times
May 12 18:30, Kinoteka 4
May 15 17:00, Kinoteka 6
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Tonia and Her Children – long summary 11-year-old Werka and her 9-year-old brother Marcel wind up at the front door of a children’s home in Wrocław. Asked who they are, Werka replies, “We are children of communists.” In return the teacher yells, ”Why do they only send us Judeo communists?”

It is 1949. Werka and Marcel’s mother, a pre-war communist, is arrested and charged with collaborating with American intelligence. She will do five and half years. Her children will spend these years in other children’s homes.

A film about a brother and a sister marked with the ideological choices of their parents.


Zdjęcia/Cinematography by: Jacek Petrycki, Paweł Łoziński
Producent/Production: Studio Filmowe Kronika

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