Judges Under Pressure

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  • Kacper Lisowski
  • Poland
  • 2021
  • 87 min
  • World Premiere
  • Frontlight

Available in Docs for Sale after the world premiere at IDFA.

Since 2015 Polish ruling party Law and Justice has been dismantling the democratic system and the tripartite division of powers. Polish judges face firing and even arrest for standing up against the trampling of the Constitution. Our main protagonist, Igor Tuleya, is a judge who has become a public enemy. We observe, how the political pressure destroys his life, what consequences he faces for his uncompromising attitude. In the meantime, the largest street protests in Poland’s history burst out, the reason being the ruling of the corrupt Constitutional Court. The citizens and the lawyers stand together in defence of the rule of law.


Kacper Lisowski
Iwona Harris for Lollipop Films


World Sales
Lollipop Films
Festival Handling
Agata Schultz

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DCP, color
Spoken languages

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