Munich, Genova, Odense

In coming weeks, Polish films will screen at several key film festivals abroad.


June 25 marked the launch of the Filmfest Munchen film festival in Munich. The festival’s International Programme section includes two Polish features: Dom zły (Dark House) by Wojciech Smarzowski and Zero by Paweł Borowski, while the section for children’s films features the internationally acclaimed Magiczne drzewo (The Magic Tree) by Andrzej Maleszka. Filmfest Munchen is organized annually since 1983 and is the second largest (after the Berlin Film Festival) presentation of world cinema in Germany, attended by over 2,500 film industry reps. The festival runs through July 3.


Meanwhile in Italy, the 13th Genova Film Festival runs from June 28 to July 4. Krzysztof Zanussi will be one of the festival’s key guests. The “ABCinema” section of the event will screen several of his films, including Il Sole Nero (Black Sun; 2007), filmed in France and Italy, and Rewizyta (Revisited; 2009). The Genova Film Festival will also feature a retrospective of Polish short films made between 2000 and 2009. Audiences will have an opportunity to see Katedra (The Cathedral) and Sztuka spadania (Fallen Art) by Tomasz Bagiński, Ważka by Justyna Nowak, Męska sprawa (A Man Thing) by Sławomir Fabicki, Luksus (Luxury) by Jarosław Sztandera, and Pierwszy dzień (The First Day) by Marcin Sauter.


August will bring Polish films to the 25th OFF International Short Film Festival in Odense, Denmark. The festival’s international competition will include Hanoi-Warszawa (Hanoi-Warsaw) by Katarzyna Klimkiewicz, Małżonkowie (Significant Others) by Dara van Dusen, and Szczęściarze (The Lucky Ones) by Tomasz Wolski. The Odense event runs from August 23 to August 28, 2010.


Further details are available on the festivals’ websites:



Translated by Karolina Kołtun