Dorota Masłowska’s No Matter How Hard we Tried, directed by Grzegorz Jarzyna and later adapted for the silver screen, is a brilliant, ironic play about the Polish identity. Watch it online with English subtitles!
The recording is part of the multimedia essay created by 20 household names in Polish culture and presented live on February 24th, 2017 during the NInA Finale. It was an event during which we looked back at the last decade in audiovisual culture, as well as the nearly 12-year-long history of the Institute (just days before the merger with the National Film Archive).
The NInA Archives consist of thousands of analog and digital media holding important masterpieces of Polish culture, including films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, theater plays by Krystian Lupa, and Krzysztof Penderecki’s concerts.
Forget about YouTube and bittorrent. NINATEKA is a collection of over five thousand films, theater performances, concerts, radio programs and news programs available legally and for free wherever there’s an internet connection.