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Still from the film The Art of Love: The Story of Michalina Wisłocka, directed by Maria Sadowska, 2016.  Pictured: Magdalena Boczarska and Eryk Lubos, photo: Jarosław Sosiński/Watchout Productions

Polish audiences love stories of luminaries and celebrities. Capitalising on this collective affection, the film industry has made 2017 a year filled with biopics.

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Still from Gods by Łukasz Palkowski, pictured: Tomasz Kot and Jan Englert, photo: Jarosław Sosiński / Watchout Productions / NEXT FILM

Łukasz Palkowski’s lauded biopic about Zbigniew Religa will have its Spanish premiere on 19th February 2016.

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Kadr z filmu "Bogowie", reż. Łukasz Palkowski. Na zdjęciu: Tomasz Kot, fot.: Jarosław Sosiński / Watchout Productions / NEXT FILM

Thanks to Turkish Airlines’ participation in the project Picture Poland, which promotes Polish cinema on commercial aircrafts, their passengers will now be able to watch the best of Polish cinema free of charge during their flight.

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Still from the film These Daughters of Mine, dir. Kinga Dębska. In the photograph: Maria Dębska, Gabriela Muskała, Marian Dziędziel, Agata Kulesza, source: promotional materials / Kino Świat

Kinga Dębska created a moving and unpretentious film out of a story about a family, illness, and death. These Daughters of Mine, which received awards from the journalists and the audience at the Gdynia Film Festival, is a shamelessly tender and wonderfully acted piece of cinema.

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Banner for Behind the Curtain Eastern European Film Festival 2015. Photo: behindthecurtain.eu

The Behind the Curtain Eastern European Film Festival will be held for the fifth time in Birmingham from 16th to 31st October 2015. The festival's programme presents films from Eastern and Central Europe, including Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia, Ukraine and Hungary, as well as accompanying exhibitions and parties.

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Polish Film Festival Wisła will take place in Moscow from 21 to 28 May 2015. During the 8th edition of the event the audience will view the newest productions of Polish cinema, as well as the good old classics.

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The biggest revelation of the 39th Gdynia Film Festival. Łukasz Palkowski’s Gods (Bogowie) is excellently written, effective and poignant. This on-screen biography of Zbigniew Religa offers a gripping rhythm and seductive sense of humour.

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Stills from Gods, directed by Łukasz Palkowski. The film tells the story of Zbigniew Religa, the cardiac surgeon who performed the first heart transplant in Poland. The eminent doctor is played by Tomasz Kot, accompanied by an ensemble of Polish cinema star: Marian Opani, Jan Englert, Kinga Preis and Piotr Głowacki.

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