FILMS ON TODAY

07

MARCH

THE PROMISED LAND (ZIEMIA OBIECANA)

- 7:30pm -

An epic story of three ambitious young men searching for their dreams of prosperity by starting a textile factory together: Karol, a Pole (Daniel Olbrychski); Moryc, a Jew (Wojciech Pszoniak); and Max, a German (Andrzej Seweryn). However, deceptions, emotional manipulations and acts of sabotage lay bare the unbridled capitalism and … Read More »

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07

MARCH

ROSE (ROZA) – LIVERPOOL

- 6:30pm -

Hiding alone in her farmhouse, Rose, a widowed  Polish Masurian, attempts to survive the brutal attacks by Soviet soldiers and Polish locals. Having returned her husband’s wedding ring, former soldier Tadeusz decides to stay and assist Rose in replanting her mineinfested potato field. Gradually a tender and fiercely loyal relationship … Read More »

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08

MARCH

WOMENS’ DAY (DZIEN KOBIET)

- 7:00pm -

In this debut feature from singer/composer Maria Sadowska, her ‘feminist western’, we follow Halina, a modest cashier in a chain store dreaming of a better life for herself and her gifted 13-year-old daughter Misia. However, Halina discovers that the price for the higher salary and better standards she longs for, … Read More »

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09

MARCH

SHAMELESS (BEZ WSTYDU)

- 3:00pm -

In this moving story of forbidden love, 18-year-old Tadek finds himself overwhelmed by feelings for his sister, an affection he wants to prove regardless of the consequences. His sister, living in a relationship with the local neo-fascist group leader, feels lost and longs for intimacy and tenderness as much as … Read More »

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09

MARCH

IN THE BEDROOM (W SYPIALNI)

- 4:40pm -

40-year-old Edyta, on the run from her family, moves to Warsaw where, penniless and alone, she is forced to date accidental men she meets on the Internet. First she drugs her dates and then spends the night in her ‘hosts’ apartments. However, when she fails to drug 35-year-old Patryk, she … Read More »

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09

MARCH

IMAGINE

- 6:30pm -

Ian, a charismatic spatial-orientation specialist, starts work at a school for the blind. Blind himself, he encourages his students to walk without their canes using only sound and smell cues, however he finds his liberating methods provoke serious tensions with the school’s conservative director. Through his moving and magical poetic … Read More »

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09

MARCH

TO KILL A BEAVER (ZABIC BOBRA)

- 8:25pm -

Eryk is a paranoid former soldier who comes back to his semi-derelict house planning a mysterious job. Awaiting instructions from his employers, he engages himself in target practice and attempting to kill the local beavers that are disturbing his peace. There is a further disruption to his peace with the … Read More »

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10

MARCH

SUPERMARKET

- 5.05pm -

The Wareckis, an average married couple, stop at a store returning home on New Year’s Eve. The husband goes shopping, the wife stays in the car and waits for him, hours go by but he does not return, in fact, nobody can find him anywhere… A series of seemingly minor … Read More »

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10

MARCH

MANHUNT (OBLAWA)

- 6:40pm -

In this grim but punchy WWII drama Marcin Dorociński plays a Polish partisan who acts as a merciless executioner of informants. He must carry out a death sentence on Kondolewicz (Maciej Stuhr), the owner of a local mill who reports to the Gestapo. The man turns out to be an … Read More »

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10

MARCH

ROSE (ROZA) – LONDON

- 8:45pm -

Hiding alone in her farmhouse, Rose, a widowed  Polish Masurian, attempts to survive the brutal attacks by Soviet soldiers and Polish locals. Having returned her husband’s wedding ring, former soldier Tadeusz decides to stay and assist Rose in replanting her mineinfested potato field. Gradually a tender and fiercely loyal relationship … Read More »

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10

MARCH

BABY BLUES (BEJBI BLUES)

- 2:30 -

Katarzyna Rosłaniec follows her controversial debut Mall Girls with a frank look at teen pregnancy. 17-year-old Natalia, whose own young mother disappears early on, must struggle alone to raise 7-month-old Antek, with only occasional assistance from skater dad, Kuba. Despite their love for the baby, the teens’ short attention spans … Read More »

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11

MARCH

F*CK FOR FOREST

- 6:15 -

Berlin’s Fuck For Forest is one of the world’s most bizarre charities. Based on the idea that sex can save the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the internet. Meet Danny, a troubled soul, as he accidentally discovers this exuberant, neo-hippy … Read More »

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11

MARCH

THE PROMISED LAND (ZIEMIA OBIECANA) – EDINBURGH

- 8.15pm -

An epic story of three ambitious young men searching for their dreams of prosperity by starting a textile factory together: Karol, a Pole (Daniel Olbrychski); Moryc, a Jew (Wojciech Pszoniak); and Max, a German (Andrzej Seweryn). However, deceptions, emotional manipulations and acts of sabotage lay bare the unbridled capitalism and … Read More »

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12

MARCH

ESCAPE FROM ‘LIBERTY’ CINEMA (UCIECZKA Z KINA ‘WOLNOSC’ )

- 6:30pm -

Marczewski’s fantasy comedy is set just before the collapse of Poland’s communist regime and stars Janusz Gajos as a tired and lonely provincial film censor. In a surreal twist, actors in a film start to protest against the mediocrity of the work and rebel by living their own lives within … Read More »

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12

MARCH

ACROSS REALITIES: THE FILMS OF WOJCIECH BRUSZEWSKI

- 7:00pm -

Ten works (Dziesięć prac)
Dir. Wojciech Bruszewski, 1973–1977, 31 mins
Der Sternmusik, TV-Music, TV-Hen , Behaviour Music
Dir. Wojciech Bruszewski, 1979–1982, 5 mins
Apnoea (Bezdech)
Dir. Wojciech Bruszewski, 1972, 10 mins
A retrospective of pioneering Polish film and video artist Wojciech Bruszewski (1947-2009), Across Realities, curated by Łukasz Mojsak of the Filmoteka Muzeum — part of … Read More »

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12

MARCH

ROZA (ROSE) – BELFAST

- 6:30PM -

Hiding alone in her farmhouse, Rose, a widowed  Polish Masurian, attempts to survive the brutal attacks by Soviet soldiers and Polish locals. Having returned her husband’s wedding ring, former soldier Tadeusz decides to stay and assist Rose in replanting her mineinfested potato field. Gradually a tender and fiercely loyal relationship … Read More »

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12

MARCH

IMAGINE – EDINBURGH

- 6:00 pm -

Ian, a charismatic spatial-orientation specialist, starts work at a school for the blind. Blind himself, he encourages his students to walk without their canes using only sound and smell cues, however he finds his liberating methods provoke serious tensions with the school’s conservative director. Through his moving and magical poetic … Read More »

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13

MARCH

THE PROMISED LAND (ZIEMIA OBIECANA) – BELFAST

- 6:30pm -

An epic story of three ambitious young men searching for their dreams of prosperity by starting a textile factory together: Karol, a Pole (Daniel Olbrychski); Moryc, a Jew (Wojciech Pszoniak); and Max, a German (Andrzej Seweryn). However, deceptions, emotional manipulations and acts of sabotage lay bare the unbridled capitalism and … Read More »

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13

MARCH

BABY BLUES (BEJBI BLUES) – EDINBURGH

- 8:45pm -

Katarzyna Rosłaniec follows her controversial debut Mall Girls with a frank look at teen pregnancy. 17-year-old Natalia, whose own young mother disappears early on, must struggle alone to raise 7-month-old Antek, with only occasional assistance from skater dad, Kuba. Despite their love for the baby, the teens’ short attention spans … Read More »

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14

MARCH

IMAGINE – BELFAST

- 6:30pm -

Ian, a charismatic spatial-orientation specialist, starts work at a school for the blind. Blind himself, he encourages his students to walk without their canes using only sound and smell cues, however he finds his liberating methods provoke serious tensions with the school’s conservative director. Through his moving and magical poetic … Read More »

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14

MARCH

MANHUNT (OBLAWA) – LIVERPOOL

- 6:30pm -

In this grim but punchy WWII drama Marcin Dorociński plays a Polish partisan who acts as a merciless executioner of informants. He must carry out a death sentence on Kondolewicz (Maciej Stuhr), the owner of a local mill who reports to the Gestapo. The man turns out to be an … Read More »

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15

MARCH

ILLUMINATION (ILUMINACJA)

- 6:30pm -

Illumination is defined in the film as the moment of enlightment… but is the human mind capable of learning the truth? Under the banner of the cinema of moral anxiety, whose practitioners included Kieślowski and Wajda, Zanussi creates a visually complex, perceptive and compassionate examination of the essence of knowledge … Read More »

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16

MARCH

THE PAINTERLY ANIMATIONS OF WITOLD GIERSZ

- 1:00pm -

The Little Western (Mały Western)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1960, 6 mins
Awaiting (Oczekiwanie)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1962, 10 mins
The Red and the Black (Czerwone i Czarne)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1963, 7 mins
Horse (Koń)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1967, 8 mins
The Intellectualist ( Intelektualista)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1969, 8 mins
Fire (Pożar)
Dir. Witold Giersz, 1975, 8 mins
The Star (Gwiazda)
Dir. … Read More »

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16

MARCH

IT LOOKS PRETTY FROM A DISTANCE (Z DALEKA WIDOK JEST PIEKNY)

- 5:00pm -

Unfolding in a secluded Polish village by the woods and a river, It Looks Pretty from a Distance is a love story between a scrapper and a girl. In an air of ubiquitous secrecy the villagers and the couple live their usual dull lives of hardship until the scrapper vanishes. … Read More »

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17

MARCH

ANDY VOTEL PRESENTS: KLEKSPLOITATION

- 7:30pm -

Andy Votel presents: Kleksploitation, an homage to Pan Kleks, a Polish trilogy of films for children from the 1980s, loved by Poland’s children from that era. Votel draws on images, music and sound from the original films, selecting and subverting, to coax their darker side to the surface and create … Read More »

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