From 2nd to 13th December, Seoul will host the second edition of the Polish Film Festival. The event, organised by Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Seoul and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, will allow Korean viewers to watch as many as 14 Polish films.
The presented titles include several classics of Polish cinema: films directed by Andrzej Wajda, Wojciech Jerzy Has, Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Skolimowski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Tadeusz Konwicki and Andrzej Żuławski.
The programme also comprises contemporary productions by outstanding Polish directors: Małgorzata Szumowska, Agnieszka Smoczyńska and Kuba Czekaj.
A special place in the Festival’s programme was reserved for the work of Jan Komasa. The audience in Seoul will be able to follow his artistic path from his Suicide Room to Oscar-nominated Corpus Christi.
The screenings will be preceded by short introductory films with the participation of the recognised film critic and expert Michał Oleszczyk. The films were created by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute specifically for the festival in Seoul.
Section 1: Polish Classic
Man on the Tracks, dir. Andrzej Munk, 1957
Innocent Sorcerers, dir. Andrzej Wajda, 1960
The Saragossa Manuscript, dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1964
Salto, dir. Tadeusz Konwicki, 1965
Barrier, dir. Jerzy Skolimowski, 1966
The Devil, dir. Andrzej Żuławski, 1972
The Illumination, dir. Krzysztof Zanussi, 1972
The Hourglass Sanatorium, dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has, 1973
Section 2: Modern Polish Cinema
The Erlprince, dir. Kuba Czekaj, 2016
The Fugue, dir. Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2018
The Other Lamb, dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, 2019
Sekcja 3: Focus – Jan Komasa
Suicide Room, 2011
Warsaw 44 , 2014
Corpus Christi, 2019
Source: own materials, originally written in Polish by ZG, 9 Nov 2020, translated by AW, 17 Nov 2020