He died 20 years ago, on 13 March 1996, of a heart attack during a heart operation. On this year’s 27 June he would have celebrated his 75th birthday. In remembrance of his great oeuvre he was chosen to be the patron of the year 2016 by the Polish Film Academy: Krzysztof Kieślowski, one of the best film directors of the 20th century.
If you have participated in at least one of twenty three previous editions of our festival, you know well that Camerimage is an ideal platform for exchanging thoughts, watching new and older films and meeting cool people, both professionals from the film industry and enthusiastic cinephiles.
There are only few days left to submit your films for the 14th edition of the Tofifest IFF in Torun (Poland). The Golden Angels are already there, waiting for you, as well as financial prizes.
Names from the front pages, 100 films in 10 sections, independent cinema from all over the world – the 9th edition of NETIA OFF CAMERA starts on 29th April.
Wisława Szymborska wrote a couplet about Czesław Miłosz, and when Miłosz learned that Szymborska had been awarded the Nobel Prize, he said with satisfaction: ‘Wasn’t I right?’ During the 5th Miłosz Festival, thanks to partnership with the Wisława Szymborska Foundation, the charm, dignity and irony of two unusual poets will return to Krakow.
Overcoming your limitations and habits, working through traumas, looking at your life from a distance – young directors, more and more frequently, tell stories about stepping out of the comfort zone. “Making Way” – that’s the main idea behind the movies competing for the Krakow Film Award and the 100 000 USD.
The 15th WATCH DOCS festival will kick off soon, on 4 December – one of the world’s largest film festival dedicated to human rights, which for 15 years consistently promotes ambitious, social documentary cinema among the Polish public.
Michał Szcześniak’s Starting Point, produced by Munk Studio, which operates within the structure of the Polish Filmmakers Association is the only Polish film among the ten titles on the Oscar nominations shortlist in the Documentary Short Subject category. The list was released on 26th October.
It is hard to find in the western world an equivalent to Disco Polo. It is not just a genre of music, but a whole cultural phenomenon that could be situated somewhere at the crossroads of traditional folklore, an expression of the Slavic nature and staring at the American patterns. Maciej Bochniak attempts to capture this phenomenon in a broad context and aesthetic, both socially and politically. His film “Disco Polo”, which you will have the opportunity to see on November 19th at the Edinburgh Filmhouse during the Play Poland Film Festival, is a surreal comedy, whose creators – rather than evaluating – are trying to understand (with a kind of fascination) the atmosphere of Polish 90’s, when this kitschy genre captured the hearts and ears of the entire nation.