ONCE UPON A TIME IN NOVEMBER
directed by Andrzej Jakimowski
Where do you go when your world comes tumblin' down?
Warsaw, November 2013.
Marky and his mother used to have a home until housing policies brutally changed. They now struggle to survive in the streets of an ever more violent society. Once upon a time in November offers a vivid insight on the normalization of social exclusion in Poland in a film where fiction meets reality -scenes include authentic footage from acts of violence and nationalist demonstrations and many are shot against the background of real excited crowds.
ANDRZEJ JAKIMOWSKI was born in Warsaw in 1963 and is a director, screenwriter and producer. He studied philosophy at Warsaw University and film directing at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Katowice Film School. His debut feature SQUINT YOUR EYES (2003) won multiple awards and received four Polish Academy Awards in 2004, for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actor. Jakimowski’s second feature film TRICKS (2007) won over 30 prizes at international film festivals, including: Europa Cinemas Label for the Best European Film in Venice, Special Jury Award at São Paulo IFF, Grand Jury Prize at Miami IFF. The film was 2009 Polish Oscar entry. His recent feature film IMAGINE (2012), which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, won among others the Best Director Award and the Audience Award at the 28th Warsaw Film Festival.
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