During this year's edition of the Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival in Baku, over 40 documentary films froum around the globe will be screened. The Polish screenings will open Warsaw ‘44 directed by Jan Komasa, the world's first war drama entirely made up of authentic film chronicles from August 1944 in Warsaw. Next up is Piotr Stasik’s 21 x New York, an unusual, impressionist portrait of a multicultural city and its inhabitants, and a laureate of the Polish Film Award in the documentary film category.
The festival will also screen great documentaries by Polish film students: Call Me Tony directed by Klaudiusz Chrostowski, about an eighteen-year-old provincial bodybuilder who wants to become an actor, a touching story about growing up and the need for acceptance, and Zosia Kowalewska's Close Ties, a loving story about a marriage with a 45-year-long history and a turbulent past.
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The Imagine Euro Tolerance Festival is an interdisciplinary event based on intercultural dialogue and tolerance. This is the second edition of the festival organised in Baku by the Delegation of European Union to Azerbaijan, in cooperation with the Embassies of EU countries, and, among others Switzerland, the USA, Norway, Brazil, Israel and Mexico. The festival includes concerts, film screenings, exhibitions, performances, as well as debates and meetings with artists from around the globe.
Polish film screenings:
- Friday, 11th May, 8:15 PM-9.45 PM, Park Cinema, Baku: Warsaw ’44
- Saturday, 12th May, 4:00PM-5:15PM, Landmark, Baku: 21 x New York
- Sunday, 13th May, 6:45PM-20:15PM, Landmark, Baku: Call Me Tony & Close Ties
Find out more: www.sizinavropa.az/imagine
The event is organised in co-operation with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
Source: press materials, compiled by PB, translated by NR, May 2018