3rd Poland Film Festival in Japan
The third edition of the Poland Film Festival in Japan will run from November 22 through December 26, 2014.
Films Supported by the Polish Film Institute
The festival lineup features several recent Polish films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. These include Miłość (Loving) by Sławomir Fabicki, Rewers (The Reverse) by Borys Lankosz, Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers) by Tomasz Wasilewski, Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski, and Ziegenort by Tomasz Popakul.
A Showcase of Polish Cinema
The upcoming showcase of Polish cinema will feature the following films: Struktura kryształu (The Structure of Crystal) by Krzysztof Zanussi, Przypadek (Blind Chance) by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Dzieje grzechu (The Story of Sin) by Walerian Borowczyk, Ręce do góry (Hands Up!) by Jerzy Skolimowski, Milczenie (Silence) by Kazimierz Kutz, Korczak by Andrzej Wajda, and Trzecia część nocy (The Third Part of the Night) by Andrzej Żuławski.
The 25th Anniversary of the Political Changes in Poland
The festival will also feature a film showcase organized by the Polish Institute in Tokyo to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the political changes in Poland. Audiences will have an opportunity to see Rok spokojnego słońca (A Year of the Quiet Sun) by Krzysztof Zanussi, Dreszcze (Shivers) by Wojciech Marczewski, Dług (The Debt) by Krzysztof Krauze, and Pora umierać (Time to Die) by Dorota Kędzierzawska.
A Retrospective of Films by Wojciech Jerzy Has
The Poland Film Festival lineup also features a retrospective of films by Wojciech Jerzy Has, including Pętla (The Noose; 1975), Jak być kochaną (How to Be Loved; 1963), Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript; 1965), and Sanatorium pod klepsydrą (The Hourglass Sanatorium; 1973). Films by this acclaimed Polish director will screen together with a documentary film about Has’ life and works, and will be followed by a showcase of films by his students.
The Organizing Parties
The festival is organized by Mermaid Films in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Tokyo, Culture.pl, the Polish Filmmakers Association, and Skopia Film. The event is supported by the Polish Film Institute.
The festival website is available at: www.polandfilmfes.com.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun