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Focus on Poland at the 17th Tblisi International Film Festival

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The New World directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, Michał Wawrzecki and Łukasz Ostalski, distributed by Akson Studio, photo: producer’s promo materials.
The New World directed by Elżbieta Benkowska, Michał Wawrzecki and Łukasz Ostalski, distributed by Akson Studio, photo: producer’s promo materials.

A review of the newest feature and short films from Poland will take place at the 17th Tblisi International Film Festival.

In the Country in Focus: Poland section, the following films will be presented:

The Forest, 4 a.m. (Las, 4 rano) by Jan Jakub Kolski

The Last Family by Jan P. Matuszyński

The Red Spider by Marcin Koszałka

United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski

Strange Heaven by Dariusz Gajewski

All These Sleepless Nights by Michał Marczak

The New World by Elżbieta Benkowska, Łukasz Ostalski, Michał Wawrzecki

Kebab & Horoscope by Grzegorz Jaroszuk


In the Polish Shorts section, the following films will be shown:

The Moment by Piotr Domalewski

The Woollen Cogwheels by Bartosz Kędzierski

Killing Auntie by Mateusz Głowacki

A Documentary Film by Marcin Podolec

Baths By Tomasz Ducki

Frozen Stories by Grzegorz Jaroszuk

Still from the film Frozen Stories by Grzegorz Jaroszuk
Still from the film Frozen Stories by Grzegorz Jaroszuk

The Tblisi International Film Festival was first organised in 2000. Its main aim is to introduce the most important artists, trends, and phenomena of contemporary artistic cinema to the Georgian public. It is one of the biggest events in the Caucasus region promoting contemporary film. So far, many famous directors have been guests of the festival, among them Leos Carax, Ulrike Ottinger, Hugh Hudson, Bob Rafelson, and Mike Leigh.

The Polish cycle at the festival was organised by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and the Polish Film Institute.

Tomasz Wasilewski, the director and screenwriter of United States of Love, and Piotr Stasik, the... Read more about: Two Polish Films Up for European Film Awards

Sources: Adam Mickiewicz Institute, written by md, translated by br.

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