Athens International Film Festival

LEAVE NO TRACES / ŻEBY NIE BYŁO ŚLADÓW

26/09/2021, 21:00, MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PIRAEUS
29/09/2021, 20:30, FLERRY CINEMA

In the hands of the up-and-coming Matuszynski, the true murder case of a student by police in Poland in 1983 becomes a satisfying court thriller and simultaneously a thrillingly intricate journey to objective truth. The director recruits the crème de la crème of Polish actors (headed by Tomasz Kot of “Cold War”) to breathe life into the heroes of an unbalanced conflict between the sole eyewitness and the regime, a conflict which culminates in court. With an astonishing reconstruction of events, he succeeds in capturing the clandestine deliberations of both parties in some of the most beautiful frames we have seen recently on the big screen.


POLAND, FRANCE, CZECH REPUBLIC | 2021 | COLOR | DCP | 160’ | POLISH

Poland, 1983. A few months before the martial law was lifted, militia members beat to death an eighteen year-old student which immerses the country into a state of shock. Up-and-coming Jan Matuszynski, director known for his flair for period drama, is inspired by this incident and crafts, inconceivably accurately, the conflict of a David with an establishment Goliath.

On the one side, an inexorable eyewitness, on the other, the state mechanism and the uniformed, hell-bent on deleting all traces of political assassination. Through a tumultuous journey towards the truth, the unfair contest peaks in the courtroom. And that’s where the real price of the courage to react against authority, corrupt or not, will show. Th.K.

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DIRECTOR: Jan P. Matuszyński
SCREENWRITER: Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk
DoP: Kacper Fertacz
MUSIC: Ibrahim Maalouf
EDITOR: Przemysław Chruścielewski
PRINCIPAL CAST: Tomasz Ziętek, Sandra Korzeniak, Mateusz Górski, Jacek Braciak, Agnieszka Grochowska,
Robert Więckiewicz, Aleksandra Konieczna, Adam Bobik, Tomasz Kot

JAN P. MATUSZYŃSKI
Polish director born in 1984. Director, producer and editor, one of the up-and-coming festival stars. He studied at the ‘Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School’ at Katowice.

FILMOGRAPHY
2021 Leave No Traces
2016 The Last Family



        : Festival Darlings

        A HERO / GHAHREMAN (Opening Film)

        A HERO / GHAHREMAN (Opening Film)

        23/09/2021, 21:00, IDEAL

        DUNE (Closing Film)

        DUNE (Closing Film)

        2/10/2021, 20:30, IDEAL
        2/10/2021, 20:30, DANAOS

        SUBLET

        SUBLET

        23/09/2021, 20:00, AEGLI ZAPPION
        27/09/2021, 22:15, GREEK FILM ARCHIVE

        TITANE

        TITANE

        24/09/2021, 21:00, DANAOS

        PETITE MAMAN

        PETITE MAMAN

        24/09/2021, 22:00, STELLA
        27/09/2021, 22:30, STELLA

        I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

        I’M YOUR MAN / ICH BIN DEIN MENSCH

        25/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        ZERO FUCKS GIVEN / RIEN À FOUTRE

        ZERO FUCKS GIVEN / RIEN À FOUTRE

        THE RUMBLE OF THE WORLD

        THE RUMBLE OF THE WORLD

        THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD / VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE

        THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD / VERDENS VERSTE MENNESKE

        25/09/2021, 22:30, DANAOS

        WHERE IS ANNE FRANK

        WHERE IS ANNE FRANK

        26/09/2021, 18:30, MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PIRAEUS
        27/09/2021, 22:45, IDEAL
        04/10/2021, 18:15, IDEAL

        WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY / GŪZEN TO SŌZŌ

        WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY / GŪZEN TO SŌZŌ

        26/09/2021, 19:00, DANAOS

        THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS / LA NUIT AUX AMANTS

        THE NIGHT BELONGS TO LOVERS / LA NUIT AUX AMANTS

        26/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        THE LAST DUEL

        THE LAST DUEL

        26/09/2021, 21:15, IDEAL

        BELLE / RYU TO SOBAKASU NO HIME

        BELLE / RYU TO SOBAKASU NO HIME

        26/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        30/09/2021, 19:45, FLERRY CINEMA

        ALI & AVA

        ALI & AVA

        27/09/2021, 20:00, DANAOS
        29/09/2021, 19:45, AEGLI ZAPPION

        BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN / BABARDEALĂ CU BUCLUC SAU PORNO BALAMUC

        BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN / BABARDEALĂ CU BUCLUC SAU PORNO BALAMUC

        27/09/2021, 20:15, IDEAL

        SWAN SONG

        SWAN SONG

        28/09/2021, 19:30, IDEAL
        2/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        RED ROCKET

        RED ROCKET

        28/09/2021, 22:00, IDEAL

        NINJABABY

        NINJABABY

        28/09/2021, 22:15, AEGLI ZAPPION
        3/10/2021, 19:30, FLERRY CINEMA

        THE INNOCENTS / DE USKYLDIGE

        THE INNOCENTS / DE USKYLDIGE

        29/09/2021, 19:30, IDEAL

        EARWIG

        EARWIG

        29/09/2021, 22:15, IDEAL

        NO / NÖ

        NO / NÖ

        30/09/2021, 19:15, DANAOS
        3/10/2021, 19:45, RIVIERA

        MEMORIA

        MEMORIA

        30/09/2021, 21:45, IDEAL

        FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS / FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE

        FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS / FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE

        1/10/2021, 20:30, DANAOS

        AFTER BLUE / PARADIS SALE

        AFTER BLUE / PARADIS SALE

        2/10/2021, 22:15, TRIANON

        THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET / EL PERRO QUE NO CALLA

        THE DOG WHO WOULDN’T BE QUIET / EL PERRO QUE NO CALLA

        3/10/2021, 20:00, IDEAL

        THE FRENCH DISPATCH

        THE FRENCH DISPATCH

        3/10/2021, 21:00, DANAOS