Mundial: The Highest Stakes / Mundial: Gra o wszystko
Michał Bielawski, Poland, 2013
Directed by: Michał Bielawski
Script: Michał Bielawski
Producer: Michał Bielawski, Łukasz Borzęcki, Michał Chaciński
Production company: Unlimited Film Operations
Cinematography: Petro Aleksowski, Tomasz Suski
Editing: Grzegorz Mazur
Music: Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
Format: HD
Running time: 96'

The España '82 World Cup was the last big success of the Polish national football team. For a brief moment, Poland forgot the bleak reality of Martial Law: censorship, troops on the streets, prisons overflowing with members of the political opposition. The World Cup was watched with equal devotion by interned activists and their jailers. The film tells the fascinating, untold story of sport and politics in the aberrant period of Martial Law. The documentary is a combination of unique archive materials, 3D animated photos, drawings and interviews with football players, sports commentators and the interned members of political opposition.

Awards and Festivals
Planete Doc Film Festival 2013 – Special Jury Mention
Kicking and Screening Soccer Film Festival 2013 – Golden Whistle
Solidarity of Arts Festival 2012

Directors Biography
Michał Bielawski is the author of many television reportages and television interviews. In 2011, his television program 'One scene' – interviews with accomplished Polish filmmakers, was nominated for the Polish Film Institute Prize and the Grand Press Prize. Documentary 'Mundial: The Highest Stakes' is his directorial debut.

Location and screening schedule:
ZAGREB PUPPET THEATER, Friday, October 25th at 22.00
CINEMA TUŠKANAC, Sunday, October 27th at 13.00