Polish Films in Karlovy Vary


Seven Polish films will screen at the 46th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which runs from July 1 through July 9, 2011. Four of them will compete for awards in various sections of the festival.


Księstwo (The Principality) by Andrzej Barański, recently shown at the 36th Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, will screen in the Karlovy Vary Main Competition, marking the film’s international premiere. The East of the West competition section lineup features the feature animation by Wojtek Wawszczyk and Jakub Tarnowski entitled Jeż Jerzy. Polish producer Łukasz Dzięcioł will be among jury members in this section.


Deklaracja nieśmiertelności (The Declaration of Immortality) by Marcin Koszałka and Koniec Rosji (At the Edge of Russia) by Michał Marczak will compete for the grand prize in the documentary film competition.


Films screening out of competition include the documentary Komeda – muzyczne ścieżki życia by Claudia Buthenhoff-Duffy (2011: A Musical Odyssey section), and the feature student film http:// by Bartosz Kruhlik (The Fresh Selection section). Lech Majewski’s latest feature Młyn i krzyż (The Mill and the Cross) will screen in Karlovy Vary’s Another View section that showcases films of high artistic merit.

Polish filmmakers have received multiple awards in Karlovy Vary. At last year’s festival, Mateusz Kościukiewicz and Filip Garbacz were jointly recognized as Best Actor for their roles in Matka Teresa od kotów (Mother Teresa of Cats) by Paweł Sala. One year earlier, Filip Garbacz received special mention of the Jury for his role in Świnki (Piggies) by Robert Gliński. In 2005, Krzysztof Krauze won the Crystal Globe for his feature Mój Nikifor (My Nikifor), while Krystyna Feldman, who played the lead, received the award for Best Actress.


Further details available on the festival website: www.kviff.com.


Translated by Karolina Kołtun