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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 »

TOMASZ OPASINSKI FILM POSTER EXHIBITION

Film poster exhibition of selected works by a prolific Polish artist and poster designer Tomasz Opasiński who has made a name for himself in Hollywood with an impressive resume, having worked on over 400 stunning film and gaming ad campaigns over the past decade including Prometheus, Paris Je T’aime, The … Read More »

ACROSS REALITIES: THE FILMS OF WOJCIECH BRUSZEWSKI

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 »

TO KILL A BEAVER (ZABIC BOBRA)

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 »

THE PAINTERLY ANIMATIONS OF WITOLD GIERSZ

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 »

IMAGINE

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 »

IN THE BEDROOM (W SYPIALNI)

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 »

SHAMELESS (BEZ WSTYDU)

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 »

WOMENS’ DAY (DZIEN KOBIET)

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 »

ILLUMINATION (ILUMINACJA)

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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