The lineup of the 60th BFI London Film Festival includes several films co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

Plac zabaw (Playground) in the First Feature Competition

Plac zabaw (Playground)

Plac zabaw (Playground), a film by Bartosz M. Kowalski, will be one of 13 films from around the world to compete for the Sutherland Award for best first feature. Recent winners of this award include the Ukrainian feature Plemya (The Tribe) in 2014 and the US film Beasts of the Southern Wild in 2012. The BFI London Festival Screening follows the world premiere of Plac zabaw (Playground), which will take place at the 64th San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film will also screen in Main Competition at the 41st Gdynia Film Festival.

Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love) in LOVE Section

Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love). Photo by Oleg Mutu

Seven new sections were introduced into the BFI LFF lineup in 2012: Love, Dare, Debate, Cult, Thrill, Journey, and Laugh. This year’s LOVE section lineup of 28 films includes Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (United States of Love), a film by Tomasz Wasilewski. In 2013, the lineup of the LOVE section featured Wasilewski’s previous film Płynące wieżowce (Floating Skyscrapers).

The lineup of the 60th BFI London Film Festival also includes Niewinne (Agnus Dei / The Innocents), a film by Anne Fontaine, featuring performances by Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, and Joanna Kulig.

The London Film Festival is organised by the British Film Institute. In 2013, the Grand Prize of the BFI LFF went to Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 5 through October 16.

Marta Sikorska

Translated by Karolina Kołtun