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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

 

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