This is one of the short films made as part of the Legendy Polskie cycle (”Polish Legends”). Directed and designed by a CGI artist acclaimed worldwide, Tomasz Bagiński, the cycle aims to present Polish folklore in a new manner, and to prove that fantasy films can be done well (or better!) outside of Hollywood.

The goal is to combine modern, world-class filmmaking with… some of the more typical aspects of Polish-ness, not only where legends are concerned.

This installment in the series does not require knowing any particular legend, the English subs are passable (though it’s less funny, some of this stuff is not very translate-able), so it’s pretty accessible to general public.

Also, really cool.

For explanations of some things that may perplex foreigners, see below.

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For Baba Yaga’s fans! Polish short movie by Allegro.

You can watch this with english sub.


Opening and main theme from polish TV series Czarne Chmury/Black Clouds (1973)

les mis characters as things jules (@enjolra-s) has said
  • enjolras: *apply to shampooed, towel dry hair. After 5 mins rinse thoroughly* me: *mixes shampoo with the hair mask* time is money
  • grantaire: that's how bi people work. we are straight today, and gay tomorrow, and we cry on wednesday
  • combeferre: we need to start a gay mafia because we have some good opinions and ideas
  • courfeyrac: the only good reason to be homophobic is because the gays are attacking you with their beautiful faces
  • eponine: our motto: Mother Nature is single too
  • cosette: *talking about vaginas with teeth* vagina dentata
  • bahorel: me, explaining why you should always sleep in your socks: baba yagas babe. they eat feet.
  • feuilly: *sent a voice message reciting the entire first scene of bee movie in polish*
  • musichetta: me drinking three cups of tea with six tablespoons of sugar: BE HEALTHY
  • bossuet: make memes not discourses
  • joly: do you sometimes just go to tidy your room and twenty minutes later you're wearing a bralette and revolutionary waistcoat with badges and sunglasses
  • gavroche: lol ur like 12, go to school
  • jehan: *talking about their house ghost* i hope they're hot
  • marius: i'm not a bonapartist but i'd fuck napoleon II
  • montparnasse: self care is taking pictures of your face and sending them to your friends
  • claquesous: sell him your kidney, he likes kidneys
  • javert: i've just had a history exam and our teacher only said "remember that cheating is sinning"
  • jean valjean: do you sometimes just. talk to that one person and they do something rly normal, like idk bake bread and you realise how gay you are-
So has anyone seen the movie "@Suicide Room"?

I remember this being on Netflix and I kinda blew it off for a while and then out of desperate boredom I watched it.

Let me just say, WOW.

Good movie.

I remembered it today while I was having a particularly shitty day. I wonder if it’s still there. I wish to see Dominik and his beautifully twisted friends again.

Okay but can we please take a moment to appreciate a series of short movies based on Polish legends called (simply) Legendy Polskie?

Polish cinematography isn’t spectacular. We have good productions but when it comes to special effects, we are unfortunately far behind other countries. Most of good Polish movies are either comedies, whodunits or historical productions. It’s easy to count fanatasy or science fiction films because there is so little of them.

And then, Legendy Polskie appeared.

Those are five short movies (the longest one is about 20min long), re-telling classic Polish legends, taking creatures and people from old tales and putting them straight into XXI century. Not only are they nicely told (plot wise) but also both special effects and soundtrack are amazing.

All of them are directed by Polish master of short form, Tomasz Bagiński (Thomas Baginsky), who is best known from his short movies Cathedra and Fallen Art (which I highly recommend by the way, it’s a feast for your eyes).

All of them are available on YouTube with English subtitles and in HD. I don’t know how many of you will give them a chance but I think it’s a good shot. You can watch them in whatever order you want but I personally recommend “Twardowksy - Smok - Twardowsky 2.0 - Bazyliszek - Jaga“ for the best experience (also friendly advice: whatch till the very end).