A 2 DVD set of two movies from Barbara Sass: Girls from Nowolipki/Apple tree of Paradise 2DVD "Girls from Nowolipki" A picture of turn-of-the-century Warsaw as experienced by four young girls. The film begins as the heroines finish school and must begin adult life. Ekranizacja powiesci Poli Gojawiczynskiej. Zywy i barwny obraz Warszawy z pocztku XX wieku ukazany poprzez opowiesc o losach czterech mlodych dziewczat. Cast: Maria Ciunelis, Izabella Dobowicz- Orkisz. Directed by Barbara Sass. 1985, Color, 94 mins. In Polish with optional English Subtitles.
The sequal to "The Girls of Nowolipki" is set in Warsaw after the First World War, when Poland regained her independence. Again, the film follows the lives of three young heroines.
"Apple tree of Paradise"
Druga czesc "Dziewczat z Nowolipek", dalsze losy mlodych bohaterek po I wojnie swiatowej, wkrotce po odzyskaniu przez Polske niepodleglosci.
Directed by Barbara Sass. 1985, Color, 112 mins. In Polish with English Subtitles.
Polish filmmaker Barbara Sass scored a significant international success with 1985's The Girls from Nowolipki. Set during the final days of World War 2, the film charted the fortunes of four impressionable teenaged girls. Sass immediately followed Nowolipki with a sequel, Apple Tree of Paradise. Girls no more, the four heroines emerge into womanhood with a more clear-eyed outlook on life. The director's recreation of postwar Warsaw is accurate to a fault, serving as a convincing backdrop for her absorbing storyline. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide