Leave No Traces

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The Main 4 Mon, May 16, 2022 4:00 PM
The Main 4 Wed, May 18, 2022 3:45 PM
Virtual Available In:USA
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Zeby nie bylo sladów
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Festival Programs:World Cinema
Historical Drama
True Story
Release Year:2021
Runtime:160 min
Czech Republic
Festivals & Awards:World Premiere - Venice Competition
Print Source:Buffalo 8 Productions
Director:Jan P. Matuszynski
Producer:Aneta Hickinbotham
Leszek Bodzak
Cinematographer:Kacper Fertacz
Screenwriter:Kaja Krawczyk-Wnuk
Editor:Przemyslaw Chruscielewski
Composer:Ibrahim Maalouf
Principal Cast:Tomasz Zietek
Sandra Korzeniak
Jacek Braciak
Agnieszka Grochowska
Mateusz Górski
Robert Wieckiewicz
Tomasz Kot
Sebastian Pawlak


Leave No Traces is a story about a tyrannical system, versions of which still operate in so many places around the world. The gripping real-life national scandal begins in Poland on May 12, 1983. High-spirited high school student Grzegorz Przemyk is in Warsaw’s Old Town with friends to celebrate passing his exams, when he is stopped and asked for his identity card. At the time, martial law was suspended and carrying an ID at all times was not necessary. Przemyk knew this and argued for his rights as a citizen. Angry at being countered, the militia members haul him and his friend Jurek to their headquarters where he is brutally beaten. Jurek is the only witness. In the aftermath, the oppressive regime uses the secret service, the media and the courts to threaten Jurek and other people close to the case, including his parents and Przemyk’s mother, activist and poet Barbara Sadowska.

Director Biography

Jan P. Matuszynski

Born in Katowice, Jan P. Matuszynski and studied Film and Television Directing at the Krzysztof Kieslowski Film School. He is the director of the documentary Deep Love (2012) and the features The Last Family (2016) and Leave No Traces (2021), as well as numerous short films and television shows.