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Swimming Pool, The

Basen · dir. Krzysztof Nowicki
Poland 2010, 11’

The story of closed swimming pool at Nakielska Street in Bydgoszcz. Nowadays it is a dispirited, overgrown ruin. However, the director found the second face of this place — seen through memories of inhabitants of Bydgoszcz, who had been relaxing for years here. For them this ruined swimming pool is a piece of their adolescence and  reminiscence of happy moments.

Director:Krzysztof Nowicki

The team of young documentaries directors from Bydgoszcz — Darek Gackowski, Krzysztof Nowicki and Monika Paprzycka — seems as The Trinity, but is it true? Undeniably, they are great in independent cinema popularizating. Dariusz Gackowski is a photographer; as an independent artist he tries to make documentaries. His latest Marek — shown at many Polish festivals — tells the difficulties of blind person’s daily life. Krzysztof Nowicki is an author, known for frequent visitors of independent festivals because of Reggae Is My Life in 2008 — an unique documentary about reggae subculture in Ostróda.

Beyond the cinema and wide distribution of multiplexes, the independent film art is being propagated with emotion and passion – this is what members of ‘Koloroffon’ say about their art.