Poliss | Polisse – dir. Maïwenn, 2011

date: 29/07/2012 time: 20:00 place: GOK, Janowiec film program: I love cinema artistic program: films

FR | 2011 | 127 min
reż|dir Maïwenn prod|pro Alain Attal scen|wr Maïwenn, Emmanuelle Bercot  zdj|ph Pierre Aïm muz|mus Stephen Warbeck mon|ed Laure Gardette ob|cast Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Maïwenn,  Karole Rocher dys|dis Carisma


The title “Poliss” was inspired by the director’s lisping son and the thought that children are often deprived of the right to speak their own voice, and even if they are granted that, their stories are often considered a joke or make-believe. The horrifying recap of the film, showing the everyday work of a special unit of the Paris Children Protection Department. The already difficult situation of the workers of this institution – who deal with cases such as pedophilia, underage abuse, rapes, prostitution, and mass pickpocket arrests on a daily basis – gets even more complicated when they are joined by Melissa, a photographer commissioned to document their work by the Domestic Affairs Department.

2012 MFF Cannes – the Jury Award, nominated for the Golden Palm
César Award (2011) for the most promising actress (Naidra Ayadi) and for the best editing (Laure Gardette, Yann Dedet).

Maïwenn (1976)
Birth name Maïwenn Le Besco. French model and actress, producer, scriptwriter, and director. She managed to attract the attention of  critics with her very first film, “Pardonnez – moi,” which gave her a nomination to the César Award. In Maïwenn’s films, made to look like paradocumentaries, one can notice the director’s fascination with cinema verite and the aspiration for creating art immersed in the surrounding reality as deeply as possible.