X Film Production
The early 1950s, Poland under the Stalinist regime. Tonia Dziwisz travels with the band around the country, giving performances for urban and rural proletariat. One evening, shortly after an argument with her husband Konstanty, Tonia is made drunk in the restaurant by two men and then taken to jail. The secret police demands that she give testimony incriminating her colleague. A long-lasting, hopeless interrogation begins.
Interrogation is a shocking study of a human faced with ruthless Stalinist tyranny. The film-legend, classified by the authorities as the most anti-communist film of the communist regime, was the direct cause of the dissolution of Andrzej Wajda's Zespół Filmowy X. A year after the film was shot Ryszard Bugajski left Poland. The premiere took place not until 1989, at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.
1989 – Don Quixote – the award of the Polish Federation of Film Discussion Clubs 1989 – Lubuskie Film Summer, Łagów – Grand Prix "Golden Grape"
1989 – Gdynia Film Festival – the award of the Polish Cultural Foundation (Krystyna Janda)
1989 – Gdynia Film Festival – the Journalists Award
1989 – Gdynia Film Festival – the Audience Award
1990 – Golden Duck (granted by the Film monthly) in the category of Best Polish Film of 1989
1990 – Cannes Film Festival – Jury Award for Best Actress (Krystyna Janda)
1990 – Gdynia Film Festival – Special Jury Prize
1990 – Gdynia Film Festival – Best Actress (Krystyna Janda)
1990 – Gdynia Film Festival – Best Actor (Janusz Gajos)
1990 – Gdynia Film Festival – Best Supporting Actress (Anna Romantowska)
1990 – Chicago International Film Festival – "Silver Hugo"
1991 – Belgrade International Film Festival – Best Actress (Krystyna Janda)
1991 – Belgrade International Film Festival - FIPRESCI Award