Polish Films in Busan
The lineup of the 17th edition of the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, which runs from October 4 through October 13, features a number of Polish films – not only classics, but also some of the most recent productions.
Polish Cinema Classics
This year’s Busan IFF lineup includes a special section called The Great Polish Masters, dedicated to Polish cinema and aimed at showcasing the diversity of the classics of Polish cinema and its influence on European cinema. The programme includes screenings of Pociąg (Night Train) by Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Zezowate szczęście by Andrzej Munk, Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie (The Saragossa Manuscript) by Wojciech Jerzy Has, Rysopis (Identification Marks: None) by Jerzy Skolimowski, Cul-de-sac by Roman Polański, Ziemia obiecana (The Promised Land) by Andrzej Wajda, Przypadek (Blind Chance) by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Rok spokojnego słońca (A Year of the Quiet Sun) by Krzysztof Zanussi, Wrony (Crows) by Dorota Kędzierzawska, and W ciemności (In Darkness) by Agnieszka Holland.
New Polsih Films
The World Cinema section of the Busan International Film Festival will feature three new Polish films: Yuma by Piotr Mularuk, Mój rower (My Father’s Bike) by Piotr Trzaskalski, and Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski. All three films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
Busan International Film Festival
Busan is one of the top film festivals in Asia. In recent years, the festival organizing team began incorporating world cinema into the programme; earlier editions were dedicated exclusively to Asian cinema. In opening up to the world, the festival team has placed a special focus on Eastern European cinema, including films from Poland.
Further details available at: www.biff.kr.
Written by Karolina Kulig based on the press release
Translated by Karolina Kołtun