The second edition of the festival was a review of the latest and greatest in Polish cinema. It also included a special screening of "Issa Valley", based on the novel by Czesław Miłosz, along with several films in the brand-new Guide to the Poles series produced by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
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Ewa Wiśniewska and Jerzy Kamas, source: Polfilm/East News
The second edition of the Polish Cinema festival presented a review of the newest in Polish cinema, but also featured classic films from years past and several films from the brand-new Guide to the Poles series
Screenings opened with a special showing of Tadeusz Konwicki's "Issa Valley", made in 1982, based on the novel by Czesław Miłosz. The opening day – the fifth of October – also saw a showing of director Jerzy Skolimowski’s latest work, “Essential Killing.” There were, as well, several thematic films shown throughout the festival, including a film entitled “The Fantastic Afternoon,” dedicated to the renowned science fiction author, Stanisław Lem.
The four-day festival additionally featured documentary films from the “Guide to the Poles” series, including “TOYS”, “BoF”, and “Political Dress.” The films portray the everyday life of an average Pole during the socialist period, showcasing how society fought for freedom and rights in areas of life that, in today’s world, seem absolutely normal.
The films at this year’s edition of the festival were shown in their original language with Spanish subtitles and each screening was free of charge. "Circulo de Bellas Artes" is a major multidisciplinary centre with one of the most active cultural programmes in Madrid. Its film theatre regularly shows retrospectives and non-commercial pictures.
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Date: 5th of October to the 9th of October, 2011
Venue: Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid
Organised by: Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Polish Institute in Madrid, Adam Mickiewicz Institute
This project has benefited from the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Instititute and the Polish Cultural Institute in Madrid.
Source: Adam Mickiewicz Institute