Picture Pardon

Pardon

Original title: Ułaskawienie
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.

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