Polish Films in English: July - October 2009

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POLISH FILMS IN ENGLISH - in Kino Pod Baranami

POLISH FILMS IN ENGLISH is Kino Pod Baranami's cycle of screenings specially for English speaking viewers.

Once every two weeks, on Tuesday, we will screen Polish film with English subtitles 
- something which you will not encounter anywhere else!

Screening from July 21 to October 13!

Come and see what’s happening in Polish cinematography!

- older and new titles
- great Polish actors and directors
- classics and entertainment
- all with English subtitles

Tickets: 13 PLN


October 13, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m. 
dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, Poland 2008, 97'

Julia (Julia Jentsch) is a successful artist. She loves her parents and a husband (Maciej Stuhr) who is a famous composer. Suddenly everything collapses. Sickness and death from a close perspective are different from what Julia expected - much more absurd, nonsensical, and ridiculous.
33 Scenes from Life is a film about the moment in life when we become adults. It’s a story about stepping into the real world, where pain, suffering and doubts are inevitable.

July 21, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m. 
dir. Krzysztof Krauze, Poland 2004, 97'

Film won the grand prix at the 40th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Krzysztof Krauze was also awarded the prize for Best Director and the 85-years-old Krystyna Feldman was awarded the prize for the Best Actress, for her role as Nikifor. Based on a true story, Nikifor was a gifted naïve artist  who was homeless for most of his life. Accepted into fellow and well established artist Marian Włosiński's studio, he stays for nearly seven years as his fascinating past is explored, much to the detriment of his family. The film tells about artist's spirituality and his personal freedom which allow him to create works of the best quality. A fascinating biopic directed by one of the most talented contemporary Polish directors, Krzysztof Krauze.

August 4, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m.
dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1957, 91'

Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival 
September, 1944. It's the 56th day of Warsaw's uprising against the Nazis. The third Platoon of the Resistance is down to 43 heroic men and women, and they're penned in. After a last day of fighting, and of good-byes to family, to love making, and to music, a handful of doomed survivors wade into the city's underground sewers in hopes of escape. Their valor is tested a final time. Canal marks the birth of the Polish art of film-making. 

August 18, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m. 
dir. Jan Jakub Kolski, Poland 2006, 103'

Set in a monastery where the monks all have their own particular body scents, reflected by their names and the prior is intent on seeking portents of a prophecy made by Prophet Barnabas. Life at the monastery is disrupted when art restorer Natasha arrives to work on sacred paintings there, accompanied by her young daughter Gienia.

September 1, Tuesday, 4.00 p.m. 
dir. Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze, Poland 2006, 105'

After selling his flat, and before his new one has been completed, Bartek asks his mother, Beata, if he and his family can move in with her on a temporary basis. Bartek is unaware that he has lost his money in an elaborate scam. Forced to stay with his mother and dependent on her money, family conflicts come to the surface. Beata, trying to raise two small children, soon suffers as her husband and his mother begin to pursue their own selfish interests. Best Polish film of 2006.

September 15, Tuesday, 3.45 p.m. 
dir. Dorota Kędzierzawska, Poland 2004, 104`

Feisty Aniela (91-year-old Danuta Szaflarska) and her clever canine Phila are sandwiched between a rundown music club and a nouveau-riche couple in a McMansion who are in cahoots with Aniela's cold-hearted son to acquire her property. No pushover, Aniela stays one step ahead of the game despite having both feet rooted in her past.

September 29, Tuesday, 3.15 p.m.
dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1958, 103'

On the last day of World War II in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki (Zbigniew Cybulski), who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. One of the most important Polish films of all time.

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