FebioFest 2013 - Polish Films in Prague

The 20th FebioFest International Film Festival will run in Prague from March 14 through March 22. The festival lineup features several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Jerzy Stuhr Retrospective

The festival’s selection of nine retrospectives of filmmakers from around the world includes a retrospective of works by Polish actor and director Jerzy Stuhr. The Prague screenings will focus on selected works from his filmography both as an actor (Wodzirej / Top Dog by Feliks Falk and Seksmisja / Sexmission by Juliusz Machulski) and as a director (Pogoda na jutro / Tomorrow’s Weather, Historie miłosne / Love Stories). Other artists with retrospectives at this year’s FebioFest include actress Geraldine Chaplin and director Richard Lester.

New Europe Competition

One of the films in the festival’s New Europe competition will be Żywie Białoruś (Viva Belarus) by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz, which will compete for the Grand Prize against films from France, Norway, Romania, and the United Kingdom. On a side note, the winner of the 2011 Grand Prize at FebioFest was Chrzest (The Christening) by Marcin Wrona. The film was later released in cinemas in the Czech Republic.

 

The detailed competition programme is available at www.febiofest.cz.

‘The Three Charms of Cinderella’ Competition

Chomik (The Hamster) by Bartek Ignaciuk will screen in the international short film competition as one of 14 competition entries, competing for the awards against films from Mexico, Germany, Finland, and the Czech Republic.

 

‘Upstream’

 

The ‘Upstream’ section, which focuses on the latest accomplishments in world cinema, will feature Obława (Manhunt) by Marcin Krzyształowicz. Among other films in this section of FebioFest is the Polish-American co-production Tam, gdzie rosną grzyby (Now, Forager) by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin.

 

Further details about the 20th FebioFest are available at: www.febiofest.cz.

 

Translated by Karolina Kołtun

27.02.2013