Polish Films in Busan
The 16th Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, one of the key film events in Asia, will launch on October 6. Several Polish films will screen at the festival.
The Flash Forward competition will feature Wymyk (Courage) by Greg Zglinski, marking the film’s international premiere. The Flash Forward competition is a selection of films by first- and second-time directors from outside Asia. This year’s lineup features Courage and nine other films. Erratum by Marek Lechki received recognition of the jury in the Flash Forward competition at last year’s edition of the Busan International Film Festival.
Further details about this year’s Flash Forward lineup available at: www.biff.kr.
The World Cinema section will feature three Polish Films. Busan will mark one of the first international screenings of Bitwa warszawska 1920 (Battle of Warsaw 1920) by Jerzy Hoffman. After the world premiere in Toronto (September 8-18), Wojciech Smarzowski’s Róża (Rosa) will also screen in Busan. Both films were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Busan lineup also includes Trzy siostry T by Maciej Kowalewski.
The Busan IFF will also screen several international co-productions that were co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The Norwegian film King of Devil’s Island by Marius Holst was co-produced by Poland’s Opus Film (screening in World Cinema). Another Polish co-production featured in Busan is the feature-length animated film Crulic – Droga na drugą stronę (Crulic), directed by Anca Damian (Wide Angle section). The film’s Polish co-producer is the Ferdynand Magellan Foundation.
The 16th Busan International Film Festival runs from October 6 through October 14, 2011.
Further details available at www.biff.kr.
Translated by Karolina Kołtun