Some of the more notable recent Polish films I've watched: Bogowie (2014) - Film about the first heart transplant performed in Poland (at the time called Polish People's Republic), though mostly about the doctor who performed it and his unique spitfire attitude. Very well-made movie with powerful acting and it doesn't seem to be pushing any silly "patriotic" agenda, unlike many other contemporary Polish productions. Overall, one of the best films made in Poland in recent years. Ida (2013) - A tale about a young woman who was raised in a convent and prepares to become a nun in postwar Poland, only to find out that she is in fact Jewish and her parents were murdered during the war. What surprised me the most was how well the film presents people from all walks of life as humans rather than heroes or villains. It also deals with a touchy and controversial topic that requires more discussion considering how anti-Semitic Poland is at the moment. Moreover, it's just a really nicely shot art film with good acting. Although I think the Academy Awards aren't anything special in particular, this film did win an Oscar for the best foreign production. Though I think someone who wasn't born and raised in Poland would have a difficult time understanding some of its themes. Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei (2013) - This one is quite politically motivated in that it obviously favours the West and doesn't really consider that the collapse of the Eastern Bloc wasn't a one-sided event with only one possible interpretation. However, I have to say this film is also well directed and was fairly pleasant to watch. It achieves what it sets out to do fairly nicely: portraying one of the leaders, who sold Poland from one empire into the hands of another, as a relatable human being. Oh yeah, and it has a brilliant soundtrack made up of some good old Polish punk and some rock.