Original title: Pardon Director: Jan Jakub Kolski Cast: Grazyna Blecka-Kolska, Jan Jankowski, Michal Kaleta Country: Czech Republic, Poland Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 100 Language: Polish Subtitles: Czech Sales: Pilot Film Section: Centropa Sponsors: Polský institut v Praze
Waclaw is a young Polish soldier who was shot by the secret police barely a year after the end of WWII. His parents want a proper funeral for him, but the bureaucratic machinery is a lengthy and humiliating process. When they finally get hold of their son's body, they set off across the country ravaged by war to their hometown. Their travels become a metaphorical journey into the dark as well as benevolent depths of the human soul.