This is a story about a polish milkbar and a stubborn woman running a business that springs from another time. Danuta has a mission to serve healthy and cheap meals. Look at Mc Donalds what kind of food is that? Danuta says, they are all over the world!
Why can’t there be milkbars all over the world?

When communism fell in 1989 and the bars went private-owned, Danuta Juz took over “Bar Bywalec”, in Wroclaw.

Now 16 years have passed and Poland have been through huge structural changes. But in Danuta´s bar time seems to stand still – If it wasn’t for the Map of the European Union that Danuta’s assistant Dzidka with pride put up. Side by side two women run the bar, trying to keep the new neo-liberal market outside. The milk bars are subsidized by the state and the profit Danuta is allowed to make on each dish follows strict restrictions and regulations. The milk bars provide a bridge between the old and the new society, but how long will they be able to keep it running?

This is a humorous film about strong and witty women running a risky business.

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Danuta & Dzitka having a smoke

Screenings

Milkbar - Mejeriet

Lund, Sweden

2011.09.17
MIlkbar - Slow Filme Int. Food and Film Festival

Goiás, Brazil

2011.09.15 - 2011.09.18
Milkbar International Film Festival Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia

2009.11.27 - 2009.12.04
Milkbar, Lago Film Fest

Revine Lago, Italy

2009.07.24 - 2009.07.30
Milkbar - Slow food film festival

Bologna, Italy

2009.05.07 - 2009.05.11
Milkbar, TV Polonia

7 feb 5:30 p.m
8 feb 2:50 a.m
9 feb 10:40 a.m

2009.02.07 - 2009.02.09
Golden Chest TV Festival

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

2008.09.25 - 2008.09.26
TV Polonia

Poland

2008.06.10
Skånska Filmdagarna

Malmö, Sweden

2008.05.10
Tekfestival 08
2008.05.06 - 2008.05.11
Docs, Thessaloniki

Greece

2008.03.12 - 2008.03.16
ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival

Zagreb, Croatia

2008.02.24 - 2008.03.02
Nordisk Panorama

Uleåborg, Finland

2007.09.21 - 2007.09.26