WATCH DOCS nominations at the 55th Krakow Film Festival


The 55th edition of Poland's oldest documentary festival, kicks off on May 31. This year, it is already for the tenth time that we are announcing WATCH DOCS nominations for the most intriguing human rights documentaries included in the Krakow Film Festival program, thereby selecting them to the competition of the WATCH DOCS. Human Rights in Film IFF (December 4-10).

This year, we are nominating two films and it is for the first time in history that both of them are Polish documentaries.
The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls by Krzysztof Kopczyński depicts Ukraine as a country haunted by its troubled past. The film shows the city of Uman-a pilgrimage site for Hasidic Jews but also a place of remembrance for Ukrainian nationalists who glorify the leaders of the Koliyivshchnyna.
Call Me Marianna by Karolina Bielawska is an intimate portrait of a man trapped in somebody else's body and their pursuit of self-fulfillment. It is probably the most powerful Polish LGBT documentary ever produced.

 The Dybbuk. A Tale of Wandering Souls, dir. Krzysztof Kopczyński