Far from Poland (1984)

Far from Poland




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After Jill Godmilow failed to gain entry into Poland in the early 1980s to make a documentary on the Gdansk strike and the Solidarity movement, she created this docudrama that is meant to tell her story, as well as that of the strikers and the woman who began it all, Anna Walentynowicz (Elzbieta Komorowska). Undoubtedly upset at being rejected, the contrast between Godmilow's problems and the difficulties faced by the down-to-earth Anna is uncomfortably great. Anna has been fired from her job … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Nov 27, 2007



as Adam Zarewski

as Richard Fraser

as Gen. Jaruzelski

as Gen. Jaruzelski

as Narrator

as Anna Walentynowicz
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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

[A] highly personal, quirky, thoughtful and cohesive consideration of Poland's anguish.

Full Review… | January 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This is a documentary about Godmilow's attempts to make a documentary about the Solidarity movement -- and if that sounds tortuous, wait until you see the movie.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Made up of fragments of dreams, autobiography, documentary footage and re- enacted interviews in New York, this personal collage-movie doesn't add up to very much.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

An insightful look at the situation in Poland, Far from Poland is not only highly informative (an expectation of any documentary) but manages to stretch the boundaries of fiction and documentary dramatically.

Full Review… | January 14, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Dry but informative political documentary about Poland's Solidarity movement in the early 1980s.

Full Review… | September 9, 2009
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June 27, 2005

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