Far from Poland
Far from Poland (1984)

In this video documentary Poland looks at itself. The well-known filmmaker covers the Solidarity movement and its shaping of modern Polish politics.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 3, 1984
DVD Release Date: November 27, 2007
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

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

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TV Guide

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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