The annual Polish Film Festival organized by the Polish Cultural Institute is back in its 6th installment and with a brandnew look and name, KINOTEKA
The annual Polish Film Festival organized by the Polish Cultural Institute
is back in its 6th installment and with a brandnew look and name, KINOTEKA.
From the latest award winning films and the UK premiere of Andrzej Wajda
's Oscar nominated KATYŃ
, to Q&A's with the stars and an exhibition of Andrzej Klimowski renowned film posters, KINOTEKA gives Londoners a unique look at the Polish cinema. New Polish Cinema
This "traditional" Festiwal programme brings the latest and greatest films to London. It opens at Riverside Studios with actor/director Jerzy Stuhr's Korowód / TWISTS OF FATE, shows critically acclaimed and award winning films from established filmmakers and introduces the most promising young talent, too. As an extra treat, organised with friends at the East End Film Festival, it premieres the hit comedy LEJDIS at Genesis Cinema. There is also Ken Loach's IT'S A FREE WORLD, shot partly in Poland and, for the kids, the Emmy Award winning Magiczne drzewo / MAGIC TREE directed by Andrzej Maleszka. "Katyń" premiere & Andrzej Wajda retrospective
Andrzej Wajda, the Grand Old Man of Polish cinema, is not only working at the age of 82, but he has made one of his most powerful films yet, the Oscar nominated KATYŃ. KINOTEKA is proud to announce the UK premiere of this moving and thought provoking WWII epic at BFI Southbank, followed by a month-long Retrospective of some of his greatest films to date. Censorship as a creative force
ScreenTalk with Agnieszka Holland, Istvan Szabo and Jiri Menzel & film season. 1,2,3... Avant-Gardes: Film/Art between Experiment and Archive
At this once-in-a-lifetime event, three of the most important and influential European filmmakers of our times meet in a Barbican ScreenTalk.
The three are united by the common theme of censorship, having operated under the restrictions of Communist censorship in Poland, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia. Together, they discuss their work, struggles and adventures under these regimes - and how, against all odds, their art was empowered by its worst enemy.
Organised in association with the Czech Centre and the Hungarian Cultural Centre.
Grounded in the extensive output of experimental film in Poland during the 1970s, 1,2,3... Avant-gardes offers a selection of films produced primarily by Polish artists from that period, in addition to contemporary work that challenges established histories of experimental cinema. Curated by Łukasz Ronduda and Florian Zeyfang. Andrzej Klimowski poster exhibition
To celebrate this year's KINOTEKA poster created by world renowned artist Andrzej Klimowski, Riverside Studios exhibits a rare selection of his work. Jerzy Kawalerowicz (1922-2007) Tribute
Born in London, Klimowski studied painting at St Martin's School of Art and poster design at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Since the 1970s he has been designing some of the most memorable and influential posters and book jackets known today - for Jim Jarmusch, Harold Pinter and Milan Kundera, to name but a few. He is a Senior Tutor in illustration at the Royal College of Art. His work includes short films, illustrations and books.
His graphic adaptation with Danusia Schejbal of Bulgakov's classic The Master and Margarita has been published by SelfMadeHero in April 2008.
For detailed programme see pages www.kinoteka.org.uk