Posted October 31, 2011 by Marcia Degia - Publisher in Features
 
 

Poland On Screen


A special season of the best of Polish cinema will be presented across London in Picturehouse Cinemas in celebration of the Polish Presidency of the European Union.

A special season of the best of Polish cinema will be presented across London in Picturehouse Cinemas in celebration of the Polish Presidency of the European Union.

The season represents a unique overview of some of the greatest cinematic gems from Poland, encompassing 49 award-winning films divided into 7 cinematic themes; Intimate Cinema; Poles Against Poles; Playing With Form; Po-Lin Means Poland; In the Beginning There Was The Word; Reality Bites and Love, The Polish Way.

Poland on Screen is an attempt to show the diversity of Polish cinema made by such eminent artists as Polański, Has, Wajda, Zanussi and Kieślowski. The season kicks off on October 14th at the Ritzy Cinema with Malgorzata Szumowska’s 33 Scenes From Life, winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Locarno Film Festival, with director Malgorzata Szumowska (who’s latest film Elles, starring Juliette Binoche recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival) in attendance.

The season will screen at Picturehouse Cinemas throughout the capital, namely in Brixton, Clapham, Greenwich, Hackney, Nottinghill Gate and Stratford East and ends on December 1st.

Legendary films will be screened, such as Ryszard Bugajski’s Interrogation, awarded years after its release at Cannes in recognition of Krystyna Janda’s outstanding performance, Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Blind Chance with the equally fascinating acting by Bogusław Linda who was for years an icon of films sentenced to oblivion in communist Poland, Korczak by Andrzej Wajda, which caused turmoil in French Jewish communities or the Oscar-winning The Pianist by Roman Polański:

“I wanted to share my fascination with Polish cinema with a London audience. I decided on the thematic cycles to both intrigue and allow the viewer to gain an insight into the works of completely different artists who stand shoulder to shoulder, united by the same theme”. Programme Organiser, Krzysztof Gierat Krakow Film Foundation.

For more info: www.polandonscreen.pl and www.picturehouses.co.uk


Marcia Degia - Publisher

 
Marcia Degia has worked in the media industry for more than 10 years. She was previously Acting Managing Editor of Homes and Gardens magazine, Publishing Editor at Macmillan Publishers and Editor of Pride Magazine. Marcia, who has a Masters degree in Screenwriting, has also been involved in many broadcast projects. Among other things, she was the devisor of the documentary series Secret Suburbia for Living TV.