If you haven’t seen All That I Love (Wszystko, Co Kocham), let me just tell you, you’re seriously missing out.
This 2010 feature film, written and directed by Jacek Borcuch is set in Poland in 1981 during the growing Solidarity movement and tells the story of four teenagers who form a punk rock band with the hope of playing at a local festival. But it’s not just about music or politics. It’s a film that at its core has a loose Romeo and Juliet type of love story that explores all the firsts in these young people’s lives: first love, first sex, first rebellion.
The film is truly amazing and very indicative of the exciting and innovative films coming out of Poland. It’s full of life, passion and that youthful rawness and energy that only comes around in movies once in a while. It’s really something special and audiences all over the world have embraced it.
After making it’s debut earlier this year, the film made history by becoming the first Polish film to compete for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.
The film was chosen as one of the ten must-see movies of Sundance 2010 and the filmmakers were even invited to a special lunch with festival founder screen legend Robert Redford.
Later, the Polish Film Institute announced that All That I Love will be Poland’s candidate for the 2011 Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will reveal the 9 initial films on the nomination short list at the end of January 2011. About a week later the final 5 nominations will be presented. The winner of the Best Foreign Film Oscar will be announced during the award ceremony on February 27th.
You absolutely have to see this film and spread the word about it so that everyone takes notice. A film likes this only comes around once in a while. Take a look…