reż|dir Agnieszka Holland | PL | 1981 | 92 min
prod|pro Jerzy Szebesta scen|wr Agnieszka Holland, Maciej Karpiński zdj|ph Jacek Petrycki muz|mus Jan Kanty Pawluśkiewicz mon|ed Roman Kolski ob|cast Maria Chwalibóg, Bogusław Linda, Paweł Witczak, Danuta Balicka, Bożena Baranowska dys|dis Zespół Filmowy X, Telewizja Polska
Agnieszka Holland explores the disease blighting the society of the Polish People's Republic. She focuses the camera on a mother excluded by the system, who barely makes ends meet, but who doesn't stop fighting for dignity. In this terribly dreary and malignant vision, the director shows the reality (disastrous living conditions, shabby streets, queues in shops, spite of employers and heartlessness of clerks), against which the solidarity optimism of the early '80s seems to be a euphoria of blind madmen.
1988 Award of the Chairman of the Radio and Television Committee (Maria Chwalibóg)