Judges Under Pressure


In Poland, the independence of the judiciary  has been seriously threatened since the coming to power of Law and Justice, a far-right party. Magistrates who do not toe the government line risk unemployment or prison. But rather than toeing the line, many choose to disobey. One of them is Judge Igor Tuleya, the face of the protest movement, who leads battles both inside and outside the courtrooms. His dark humor brings a touch of lightness to an extremely serious situation. Indeed a true constitutional horror story is taking place in this EU Member State.


Kacper Lisowski, director of photography and director, was born in 1972 in Warsaw. He studied in the Łódź Film School and the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw. His works as director of photography includes, among others: “Chemo” and "You Don’t Know How Much I Love You" by Paweł Łoziński. He directed and shot his first documentary, "Whisky and Milk" in 2012 and in debuted with the feature film "Father’s Day" in 2014 for which he was awarded numerous prizes, including Clermont-Ferrand "Etudiant de Jeunesse" Award. In 2018 he directed and shot his first full-length documentary “World Champion”. The documentary „Judges under pressure” is his latest work as director and director of photography.

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