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15 CORNERS OF THE WORLD: EUGENIUSZ RUDNIK & POLISH EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

- 8:30pm - Friday 10 April -

10 April, 8.30 pm ICA Tickets: £ 9 – 13 This project, organised together with the ICA, celebrates the Polish father of experimental and electronic music, Eugeniusz Rudnik. The pretext for the project is the release of the documentary film 15 Corners of the World written and directed by Zuzanna Solakiewicz. The film ... Read More »

A SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING (KRÓTKI FILM O ZABIJANIU)

- 8:30pm, 8:50pm, 6:30pm - Wednesday 15 April, Saturday 18 April, Friday 24 April -

15 April, 8:30pm BFI Southbank 3 + 18 April, 8:50pm BFI Southbank 1 + 24 April, 6:30pm BFI Southbank 1 Tickets: £8.35  -  £11.75 A grimly confrontational study of the protracted process of ending someone’s life, whether through casual murder or meticulously calibrated execution. Kieślowski’s masterpiece contributed to a national debate that ultimately ended capital punishment in Poland. Cinematographer Sławomir ... Read More »

ASHES AND DIAMONDS (POPIÓŁ I DIAMENT)

- 8:45pm, 6:20pm, 8:30pm - Thursday 14 May, Tuesday 19 May, Monday 25 May -

14 May, 8:45pm BFI Southbank NFT 1 + 19 May, 6:20pm BFI Southbank NFT 2 + 25 May, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 Tickets: £6 - £12.15 The ‘Polish James Dean’ stars in a complex, morally knotty masterpiece. Wajda’s film vividly captures the turbulence and confusion immediately following WWII, as a former resistance hero turns anti-Communist assassin. Audiences were officially supposed ... Read More »

AUSTERIA (AUSTERIA)

- 8:50pm, 3:30pm - Wednesday 13 May, Saturday 23 May -

13 May, 8:50pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 + 23 May, 3:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 2 Tickets: £8.35 - £11.75 A moving and politically controversial tale of anti- Semitic persecution during WWI. Kawalerowicz spent decades trying to realise his most personal project, that allowed him to suggest without tackling the Holocaust directly that the culturallyengendered pacifism and passivity of ... Read More »

BLIND CHANCE (PRZYPADEK)

- 6pm, 6:10pm - Tuesday 14 April, Saturday 18 April -

14 April, 6pm BFI Southbank NFT 2 + 18 April, 6:10pm BFI Southbank NFT 1 Tickets: £6.00  -  £11.75 Banned for years for getting too close to the political knuckle, Kieślowski’s threepart narrative hinges on whether medical student Witek catches a train, and on what happens afterwards. Will he be recruited by the ... Read More »

CAMOUFLAGE (BARWY OCHRONNE)

- 6pm, 8:30pm - Wednesday 8 April, Tuesday 14 April -

8 April, 6pm BFI Southbank NFT 1 + 14 April, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 Tickets: £8.35  -  £12.15 A linguistics competition at a university’s summer camp is the backdrop for a wittily satirical drama about the elusiveness of language. An idealistic teacher and his more manipulative older colleague assess not only each entry’s intrinsic merit, but ... Read More »

CANCELLED! GOTTLAND: LIFE & DEATH AMONG THE CZECHS

- 7pm - Friday 24 April -

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR TICKET RETURNS PLEASE CONTACT THE FRONTLINE CLUB   24 April, 7pm Frontline Club Tickets: £8 – £10 After reading his prize-winning book about their compatriots, Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia, a group of young Czech filmmakers approached the Polish author, Mariusz Szczygieł, to ... Read More »

CITIZEN

- 8:20pm - Saturday 11 April -

11 April, 8.20pm ICA Tickets: £7- £11 The newest picture of Jerzy Stuhr shows sixty years of an ‘average citizen’ with many events from the modern history of Poland including 1956, March 1968, 1970, martial law, the first free elections and free Poland up until the year 2014. The film tells the story ... Read More »

CLOSING NIGHT GALA

- 6:30pm, 8:15pm - Friday 29 May -

Screening of “The Cruise” and an immersive boat cruise experience with Gideon Reeling and Obara International 29 May, 6:30pm ICA Tickets: £11 – £20 Tickets for the “Film + A Cruise Down the Absurd” now SOLD OUT Tickets for the  ”A Cruise Down the Absurd” boat ride still available Book online This year, KINOTEKA Closing Night event will ... Read More »

EDINBURGH FILMHOUSE: MARTIN SCORSESE PRESENTS MASTERPIECES OF POLISH CINEMA

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The Edinburgh Filmhouse presents all 24 masterpieces chosen by Scorsese himself, all brilliantly restored and digitally remastered to 2K resolution. For full programme please click here. CAMOUFLAGE dir. Krzysztof Zanussi 10 April, 6:15pm 20 April, 6:15pm Book tickets The screening followed by a Q&A with the director Krzysztof Zanussi. THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER dir Tadeusz ... Read More »

EROICA (EROICA)

- 8:30pm, 8:30pm - Monday 13 April, Thursday 23 April -

13 April, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 + 23 April, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 Tickets: £8.35  -  £11.75 Black comedies about WWII were understandably thin on the ground in post-war Poland, but this brilliantly incisive two-part dissection of ‘courage’ and ‘valour’ offers a decidedly subversive take on the traditional image of Polish heroism. In the first ... Read More »

FOREIGN BODY

- 7:50pm - Sunday 12 April -

12 April, 7.50pm ICA Tickets: £7- £11 Angelo and Kasia met in Italy in the Focolare Movement where their love and faith in God brought them together. Their relationship is broken by the girl’s return to Poland and her decision to enter a convent. Angelo arrives in Warsaw in order to persuade Kasia ... Read More »

HARDKOR DISKO

- 4:30pm - Saturday 11 April -

11 April, 4.30pm ICA Tickets: £7- £11 In a modern-day metropolis, Marcin, a mysterious lone ranger, steps into the younger Ola’s world, which revolves around parties, alcohol, and drugs. Having met her parvenu parents, he starts to take terrifying steps. Made on a small budget this completely professionallooking film has divided audiences and ... Read More »

ILLUMINATION (ILUMINACJA)

- 6:15pm, 8:30pm - Thursday 9 April, Sunday 12 April -

9 April, 6:15pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 + 12 April, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT 3 Tickets: £8.35  -  £11.75 This dazzlingly original filmessay combines an intensely intimate portrait of a young would-be scientist with a quizzical analysis of his sincere (if fumbling and naive) attempts at grasping the very meaning of life. Its frequent scholarly digressions into ... Read More »

INNOCENT SORCERERS (NIEWINNI CZARODZIEJE)

- 6:20pm, 8:30pm - Friday 8 May, Sunday 17 May -

8 May, 6:20pm BFI Southbank NFT2 + 17 May, 8:30pm BFI Southbank NFT3 Tickets: £8.35 - £12.15 An affectionate but caustic look at early Sixties Polish youth culture. After three successive films about Polish history, Wajda turned his attention to the (then) present, enlisting younger colleagues Roman Polański and Jerzy Skolimowski to add verisimilitude to this study of ... Read More »

 

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