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Mother of Kings

Matka Królów

Directed by Janusz Zaorski
Poland, 1987
Drama, History, War


Lucja Krol’s husband is killed by a tram. She gives birth to her fourth son on the floor of their new apartment. Neighbor Wiktor, a communist intellectual, befriends the poverty-stricken family but is soon arrested and sent to jail.

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Mother of Kings Directed by Janusz Zaorski

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 | Winner: Outstanding Single Achievement (Silver Berlin Bear)

1988 | Honorable Mention: FIPRESCI Prize

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