Browsing: Play Poland Film Festival

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.

We are talking with Karolina Bielawska, the director of a documentary entitled Mów mi Marianna (Call me Marianna) – the film about a woman who made a dramatic choice between living in harmony with her sexual identity and being with her family. It has been widely recognised and received numerous awards at international festivals. This week the audience at the 5th Play Poland Film Festival will have a chance to see it.

The widely acknowledged documentary “Call me Marianna” by filmmaker Karolina Bielawska is, on the one hand, a strong statement on the controversial and contemporary issue of the possibility to obtain a legal sex change, and on the other hand, a universal story about humanist values.

The Play Poland Film Festival is held under Link to Poland’s media patronage.

Since 2011, autumn becomes the background for the biggest Polish cinema event abroad – Play Poland Film Festival. This year, the festival begins on 15 October. Until the end of November, dozens of screenings, exhibitions and accompanying events will be held. What makes them worth penciling into your calendar?

The event is held under Link to Poland’s media patronage.

The 2014 edition of Play Poland Film Festival in London continues to showcase the finest in Polish cinema, art and culture. PLAY FULL, in collaboration with PAE and other partner organisations, have prepared 17 unique events to be staged across the English capital. The festival opens on the 23rd of October and continues until the 15th of November 2014.

Play Poland Film Festival is held under Link to Poland’s media patronage.

Play Poland Film Festival – the biggest celebration of Polish cinema abroad – starts next month, 9th October. This year the event extends out of Great Britain and will be held in Canada, United States of America and Norway, being a real treat for cinema lovers.

Play Poland Film Festival is held under the Link to Poland’s media patronage.