Judges Under Pressure

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Czech premiere

Since 2015, the Polish government has been attacking one of the three pillars of democracy: the judiciary. However, some judges do not want to give up their independence.

For years the European Union has been sharply criticising the long-standing pressure on the courts in Poland, where judicial reform is aiming to bring the courts under government control. Judges who do not submit to the government are portrayed as arrogant elitists or even enemies of Poland, and face bullying in the form of threats and disciplinary proceedings. Still, many Polish judges refuse to give up, continue to defend the independence of the law and try to activate the public and their European colleagues through demonstrations and debates. One of the main faces of the protest movement is Judge Igor Tuleya, who brings a touch of dark humour to the difficult situation. But how long can he and his colleagues resist the pressure?

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About the film

2021 / 87 min.

Kacper Lisowski


Czech, English


Kacper Lisowski

Kacper Lisowski

2021 - Judges Under Pressure


23. 3.
20:00 h
Praha: Kino Lucerna VS
CSL Interpretation
Iwona Harris, producer
Kacper Lisowski, director
Igor Tuleya, protagonist
24. 3.
19:00 h
Praha: Městská knihovna VS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Igor Tuleya, protagonist
27. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Atlas MS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing

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