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WFDIF - Blok IV: On the set, Teatroteka – “R&D Facility Solidarity, Productions of young Polish playwrights
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW DOKUMENTALNYCH I FABULARNYCH
  • 118 min
On the set Teatroteka – “R&D Facility Solidarity Productions of young Polish playwrights Teatroteka – “R&D Facility Solidarity”, 2015, dir. Adam Sajnuk, 90 minutes Teatroteka Młodego Człowieka (Productions of young Polish playwrights) – making of, 10 minutes

direction: Jerzy Ziarnik, Adam Sajnuk

20.09.2019
WFDIF -Blok I: Warsaw 1956”, “The Musicians”, “A Ship is born”, “The Rafts sail on”, “This is an Egg”, “Primary School”, “Seven women of different ages”, “Matriculation”, “35 years with a camera”,
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW DOKUMENTALNYCH I FABULARNYCH
  • 109 min
Warsaw 1956”, documentary film, 1956, dir. Jerzy Bossak and Jarosław Brzozowski, 9 minutes “The Musicians”, documentary, 1960, dir. Kazimierz Karabasz, 9 minutes “A Ship is born”, documentary film, 1961, dir. Jan Łomnicki, 9 minutes “The Rafts sail on”, documentary, 1962, dir. Władysław Ślesicki, 19 minutes “This is an Egg”, documentary, 1965, dir. Andrzej Brzozowski, 14 minutes “Primary School”, documentary, 1971, dir. Tomasz Zygadło, 17 minutes “Seven women of different ages”, documentary film, 1978, dir. Krzysztof Kieślowski, 16 minutes “Matriculation”, documentary film, 1979, dir. Marcel Łoziński, 16 minutes “35 years with a camera”, PKF 39B / 79, 11 minutes

direction: Jerzy Bossak, Jarosław Brzozowski, Kazimierz Karabasz, Jan Łomnicki, Władysław Ślesicki, Andrzej Brzozowski, Tomasz Zygadło, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Marcel Łoziński

17.09.2019
WFDIF - Blok II: Girl from the Wardrobe
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW DOKUMENTALNYCH I FABULARNYCH
  • 99 min
Girl from the Wardrobe

direction: Bodo Kox

18.09.2019
WFDIF - Blok III: On Chełmska, Luise's Garden
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW DOKUMENTALNYCH I FABULARNYCH
  • 119 min
“On Chełmska”, “Luise's Garden”,

direction: Ludwik Perski i Józef Gębski, Maciej Wojtyszko

19.09.2019
#CzarnaPolana Festival Club
  • SPOTKANIA I DEBATY
  • 120 min
This year, for the first time in the history of the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia, we are pleased to invite you to the #CzarnaPolana Festival Club by Żubrówka Czarna. The club is a unique meeting place where participants of the Festival will be able to indulge in a moment of relaxation, in addition, festival evenings will be enriched with some extra attractions, like special music events and other.
17.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Perfect Strangers
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 103 min

direction: Tadeusz Śliwa

written by Katarzyna Sarnowska, Tadeusz Śliwa
director of photography Michał Dąbal
music Marcin Masecki
production design Jeremi Brodnicki
costume design Maria Bulanda
make-up Janusz Kaleja sound Mateusz Adamczyk, Sebastian Witkowski, Jacek Szyba
edited by Robert Gryka casting by Mikołaj Cieślak
cast Maja Ostaszewska, Katarzyna Smutniak, Aleksandra Domańska, Łukasz Simlat, Tomasz Kot, Michał Żurawski, Wojciech Żołądkowicz
production Mimikra
producer Katarzyna Sarnowska, Kuba Kosma
co-produced by Piotr Walter Studio, Artpark, Maciej Woć Voc Events, B. Kisielewski
production manager Inga Kruk
distributed by Dystrybucja Mówi Serwis

16.09.2019
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7 Emotions
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 116 min
Fear, anger, sadness, joy, disgust, envy, shame. Adaś Miauczyński goes back to his childhood days when, like most of us, he used to find it problematic to name the emotions that accompanied him. To improve the quality of his adult life, he decides to return to that time – which proves not so carefree after all – to learn how to experience the seven basic emotions. This extremely unpredictable journey into the past features an abundance of hilarious, even comical, situations but is also filled with lots of touching moments and food for thought.

direction: Marek Koterski

written by Marek Koterski
director of photography Jerzy Zieliński ASC PSC
music Arkadiusz Grochowski, Marek Koterski
production design Przemysław Kowalski
costume design Justyna Stolarz
make-up Tomasz Matraszek
sound Maria Chilarecka, Paweł Jaźwiecki MPSE
edited by Ewa Smal PSM
cast Michał Koterski, Marcin Dorociński, Katarzyna Figura, Małgorzata Bogdańska, Gabriela Muskała, Maria Ciunelis, Andrzej Mastalerz, Tomasz Karolak, Andrzej Chyra, Robert Więckiewicz, Cezary Pazura, Zbigniew Rola, Marcin Kwaśny, Ilona Ostrowska, Maja Ostaszewska, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Adam Woronowicz, Magda Berus, Joanna Kulig, Marta Chodakowska, Piotr Gąsowski, Magdalena Cielecka
production Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
co-produced by Studio Produkcyjne Orka
executive producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
production manager Andrzej Besztak
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

18.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Adwokat
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 100 min

direction: Piotr P. Gołębiowski

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Adwokatka
  • KFF NA FALI
  • 110 min

direction: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche

17.09.2019
Ajka
  • POLONICA
  • 109 min

direction: Sergiej Dworcewoj

18.09.2019
Andrzej Pągowski signs The 44th Polish Film Festival Poster
  • SPOTKANIA I DEBATY
  • 60 min
Andrzej Pągowski returns to Gdynia. One of the best recognised poster creators in Poland is the author of this year’s poster of the Polish Film Festival. To celebrate this, we invite you to a special meeting during which the Author is going to sign his works. Pągowski’s oeuvre includes more than 1500 posters printed since 1977 in Poland and abroad. Over 500 of these are associated with the cinema. He collaborated with outstanding directors, creating posters for films of e.g. Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Agnieszka Holland, Roman Polański, Janusz Majewski, Janusz Kijowski, Jacek Bromski, Wojtek Smarzowski, Filip Bajon, Marek Koterski. The artist designed posters for our Festival five times already. The first festival poster he made dates back to 1987, from the 12th edition of the event. The other posters accompanied the Festival in: 1990, 1992, 1993 and 2008. 

18.09. 17.30 
Gdynia Film Centre, Student Forum
18.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Panic Attack
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 98 min
A freaky radio speaker, a waiter with ambitions of conquering the world, a perfect bride in distress, a successful criminal novels writer, a husband and a wife in the journey of their lives, and a specials in animal behaviorism – they all get a panick attack. All the protagonists reach a situation that has only one solution…

The film is a full length debut of the director.

direction: Paweł Maślona

written by Paweł Maślona, Aleksandra Pisula, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff director of photography Cezary Stolecki
production design Elwira Pluta
costume design Ewa Gronowska
make-up Liliana Gałązka
sound Jarosław Bajdowski, Grzegorz Kucharski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
music Radzimir Dębski (Jimek)
edited by Agnieszka Glińska
cast Artur Żmijewski, Dorota Segda, Olaf Marchwicki, Nicolas Bro, Małgorzata Hajewska-Krzysztofik, Bartłomiej Kotschedoff, Aleksandra Pisula, Magdalena Popławska, Daniel Guzdek, Grzegorz Damięcki
production Akson Studio
producer Jan Kwieciński
executive producer Małgorzata Fogel-Gabryś
coproduction Plan Zet
production manager Paweł Gabryś
co-financed by Polish Film Institute
distributed by Akson Dystrybucja

16.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Bilans kwartalny
  • POKAZ FILMU LAUREATA PLATYNOWYCH LWÓW
  • 95 min
Marta Siemińska, a woman in her thirties, is an accountant. Up to her ears in a quarterly balance sheet report, she discovers some serious misappropriation that leads to an internal investigation. Soon afterwards, Marta bumps into Jacek, a university classmate. Her monotonous life – a routine of daily rituals – slowly begins to change. The woman balances the books of her marriage, and it doesn’t look good: her husband comes out boring. The renewed acquaintance with Jacek turns into an affair.

direction: Krzysztof Zanussi

written by: Krzysztof Zanussi
director of photography : Sławomir Idziak
music: Wojciech Kilar
production design : Tadeusz Wybult
cast: Maja Komorowska (Marta), Piotr Fronczewski (Janek, her husband), Marek Piwowski (Jacek), Zofia Mrozowska (Janek\'s mother), Halina Mikołajska (Róża), Mariusz Dmochowski (Manager)
production manager: Jerzy Buchwald
production: PRF "Zespoły Filmowe" - Zespół "Tor"

17.09.2019
BoxOffice - amendment to the cinematography act in terms of audience reporting
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
The amendment to Cinematography Act obliges cinema owners to make daily reports on the number of cinemagoers, tickets sold and revenue. Will the new box office become a reference point for all entities participating in film production, distribution and screening? What solutions were introduced in other countries? We invited representatives from various fields to allow for full spectrum of opinions.

Guests: Stanisław Wojtera (Head of Development Department, PFI), Mariusz Łukomski (Monolith Films), Magdalena Lewicka (Multikino), Andrzej Goleniewski (Arthouse Cinemas Network)

18.09. 3.00 P.M.–4.00 P.M.
Mercure Gdynia Centre, Omega Room

18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Corpus Christi
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 115 min
A story of a twenty-year-old Daniel. During his stay at a youth detention centre, he goes through a spiritual change and secretly dreams of becoming a priest. Once paroled, he makes friends with a parish priest of a small congregation. In the absence of the clergyman, Daniel makes use of the situation and begins to minister the town pretending to be a priest. His evangelistic methods prove controversial among the inhabitants. However, with time the teachings and charisma of the fake priest start making an impact on the people. This extremely original project in Polish and European cinema touches upon taboo subjects and brings up the question of social divisions and the complex spirituality of young people.

direction:  Jan Komasa

written by Mateusz Pacewicz
director of photography Piotr Sobociński jr.
music Evgueni & Sacha Galperine
production design Marek Zawierucha
costume design Dorota Roqueplo
make-up Aneta Brzozowska
sound Tomasz Wieczorek, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
edited by Przemysław Chruścielewski
casting by Konrad Bugaj, Paweł Czajor
cast Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Barbara Kurzaj, Tomasz Ziętek, Łukasz Simlat, Leszek Lichota, Zdzisław Wardejn
production Aurum Film
producers Aneta Hickinbotham, Leszek Bodzak
co-produced by Canal+, WFS Walter Film Studio, Podkarpacki Regionalny Fundusz Filmowy, Les Contes Modernes
creative producer Krzysztof Rak
production managers Robert Feluch, Anna Palka
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, CNC
distributed by Kino Świat

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Była sobie aurora, Mój kraj taki piekny
  • KFF NA FALI
  • 101 min
Była sobie aurora, She comes from the land of fiords, used to be called the child prodigy of Björk and is one of the most charismatic and enigmatic vocalists of the young generation. In the film, Aurora Aksnes opens the door to her magic world.. Mój kraj taki piękny The irony of the title stems from the exacerbation of radical sentiments among Poles in recent years. According to the information at the beginning, the film is a “non-chronological documentation of selected social events”. Director juxtaposes rallies, demonstrations and street riots as well as speeches delivered by antifascist organisations.
18.09.2019
Their Lucky Stars
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 102 min

direction:  Tomasz Konecki

written by Marcin Baczyński, Mariusz Kuczewski
director of photography Tomasz Madejski
music Paweł Lucewicz
production design Joanna Macha
costume design Emilia Czartoryska
make-up Ludmiła Krawczyk
sound Tomasz Dukszta, Przemysław Kamieński
edited by Jarosław Barzan
casting by Marta Kownacka
cast Roma Gąsiorowska, Piotr Adamczyk, Joanna Liszowska, Marieta Żukowska, Maks Balcerowski, Tomasz Sapryk
production TVN
producer Anna Waśniewska-Gil
executive producer Tomasz Blachnicki, Anna Waśniewska-Gil
production manager Krzysztof Łojan
co-financed by TVN
distributed by Next Film

16.09.2019
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Silent Night
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 105 min
Adam, who lives and works abroad, visits his family home in the Polish provinces on Christmas Eve. At first, he keeps the real reason for his visit to himself, but it isn’t long before he starts letting one relative after another in on his plans. His father, his brother, who he’s fallen out with, his sister and her husband all have a significant role to play in his scheme. Things get even more complicated when he announces that he’s going to be a father. At that point, in line with time-honoured Polish tradition, alcohol appears on the table. Nobody in the family has the slightest suspicion that the ensuing events of that Christmas Eve are going to have a massive impact on all their lives.

The film is a full length debut of the director.

direction: Piotr Domalewski

written by Piotr Domalewski director of photography Piotr Sobociński jr
music Wacław Zimpel
production design Radosław Zielonka
costume design Katarzyna Lewińska
make-up Janusz Kaleja
sound Jerzy Murawski, Kacper Habisiak
edited by Leszek Starzyński
cast Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Ziętek, Arkadiusz Jakubik, Paweł Nowisz, Agnieszka Suchora, Maria Dębska, Tomasz Schuchardt, Magdalena Żak, Elżbieta Kępińska, Amelia Tyszkiewicz
production Munk Studio Polish Filmmakers Association
producers Jerzy Kapuściński, Ewa Jastrzębska, Jacek Bromski
production manager Sylwia Rajdaszka
co-financed by Polish Film Institute, Warmińsko-Mazurski Fundusz Filmowy

19.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Dark Almost Night
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 114 min
When Wałbrzych is shaken by a series of mysterious disappearances of children, Alicja Tabor, a journalist, arrives in the city. Coming back to her homeland after many years, this relentless reporter wants to meet the families of the missing kids and to solve the mystery even the police can’t solve. During her private investigation, quite unexpectedly, Alicja tracks down dramatic events whose beginnings go back decades ago. Searching for the truth, the journalist will have to face a new threat and something she’s been running away from her whole adult life: the mystery of her childhood and the shocking secrets of her own family. With time the gruesome criminal intrigue will combine the disappearances of children, the wartime past, the legend of a lost treasure and Alicja’s fate all into one. She herself will face an incarnation of pure evil, but also gain allies who are on the good side.

direction: Borys Lankosz

written by Magdalena Lankosz, Borys Lankosz
director of photography Marcin Koszałka
music Marcin Stańczyk
production design Katarzyna Filimoniuk, Jagna Dobesz
costume design Magdalena Biedrzycka, Agata Culak
make-up Pola Guźlińska
sound Artur Kuczkowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
edited by Magdalena Chowańska
casting by Julia Popkiewicz
cast Magdalena Cielecka, Marcin Dorociński, Roma Gąsiorowska, Piotr Fronczewski, Jerzy Trela, Eliza Rycembel, Dorota Kolak, Piotr Żurawski
production Aurum Film
producers Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham
co-produced by WFS Walter Film Studio, Artpark, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe (dawniej Odra Film), DI Factory, Dreamsound
production managers Anna Palka, Robert Feluch
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

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Cienie imperium
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 75 min

direction: Karol Starnawski

17.09.2019
The Lure
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 89 min
Two Mermaids - Silver and Gold - find themselves in the middle of the world of Warsaw dance parties of the ‘80s, vibrant with music, glittering with neon lights and sparkling sequins. They join the musicians of the Figs and Dates band and overnight become the sensation of the capital’s nightlife. Immersed in love and budding passions they forget their true nature for a while. But one single broken heart is enough for the situation to slip out of control...

direction: Agnieszka Smoczyńska

directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
music and lyrics by Ballady i Romanse [Barbara Wrońska i Zuzanna Wrońska]
arranged by Marcin Macuk
written by Robert Bolesto
director of photography Jakub Kijowski PSC
choreography by Kaya Kołodziejczyk, Jarosław Staniek
production design by Joanna Macha
costume design by Katarzyna Lewińska
make-up by Janusz Kaleja
special effects supervisor Jakub Knapik
sound by Maria Chilarecka, Marcin Lenarczyk
edited by Jarosław Kamiński PSM
cast Marta Mazurek, Michalina Olszańska, Kinga Preis, Jakub Gierszał, Andrzej Konopka, Zygmunt Malanowicz, Magdalena Cielecka, Katarzyna Herman, Marcin Kowalczyk, Iwona Bielska, Roma Gąsiorowska
produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
co-produced by Platige Image, Telewizja Polska – Agencja Produkcji Telewizyjnej i Filmowej
production manager Andrzej Besztak
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat
world sales Kino Świat/WFDiF

17.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
The Black Mercedes
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 123 min
Warsaw, June 1942. Aneta, the beautiful wife of a respected barrister, Karol Holzer, is killed in suspicious circumstances. Rafał Król, an officer of the Blue Police co-operating with the Germans, is trying to solve the case of the mysterious murder. Suspicions multiply as one clue after another uncover the well-hidden secrets of the deceased and disclose an unclear connection between her husband and a high-ranking SS officer. Among the suspects there’s also a somewhat eccentric count Leon Przewidzki, who has a habit of peeping at the people present at the barrister’s apartment, especially if they’re women. During his investigation, officer Król gains an unexpected ally, Ernst Kluge, a Gestapo commander. Holzer finds himself in a more and more dangerous situation, while the murderer - still at large - might be a step away from committing another crime.

direction: Janusz Majewski

written by Janusz Majewski
director of photography Arek Tomiak PSC
music Paweł Lucewicz
production design Andrzej Haliński
costume designElżbieta Radke, Andrzej Szenajchinterior decoration Inga Palacz
make-up Aneta Brzozowska, Monika Jan-Łechtańska
sound Krzysztof Jastrząb
edited by Milenia Fiedler PSM, Mariusz Kuś PSM
casting by Elżbieta Sikorska
cast Maria Dębska, Aleksandar Milicevic, Artur Żmijewski, Andrzej Zieliński, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Izabela Dąbrowska, Andrzej Seweryn, Łukasz Sikora, Natalia Rybicka, Bogusław Linda, Marcel Sabat, Andrzej Baranowski, Przemysław Bluszcz, Antoni Królikowski, Wiktor Zborowski, Krzysztof Chodorowski, Andrzej Mastalerz, Marian Opania, Jerzy Schejbal, Stefan Friedmann, Grzegorz Sierzputowski, Piotr Tołoczko, Maciej Winkler, Danuta Stenka, Vadim Brodskij
production Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
co-produced by Telewizja Polska
executive producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
production manager Paweł Mantorski
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

18.09.2019
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Directing children\'s film - hot or not?
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 75 min
Come to a debate with children’s films directors. How did it affect their careers? How are they perceived by the market? Is it easier or harder to make a “normal” film now? Film school students and graduates afraid that directing a children’s film is lame are especially invited.

Host: Artur Wyrzykowski

18.09. 4.15 P.M.–5.30 P.M.
Mercure Gdynia Centre, Omega Room
18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Dariusz
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 73 min

direction:  Jerzy Gruza

written by Jerzy Gruza
director of photography Wojciech Rawecki (senior) music Jerzy Jarosław Dobrzyński
production design Jerzy Gruza
costume design Tatiana Sosna-Sarno
make-up Anna Sowińska
sound Remidiusz Botiuk
edited by Zbigniew Martan
casting by Jerzy Gruza
cast Tatiana Sosna-Sarno, Jerzy Gruza, Arkadiusz Gołębiowski, Jolanta Litwin, Janusz Szydłowski, Rafał Dajbor
production Sygnał
producer Jerzy Gruza
executive producer Tatiana Sosna-Sarno
production manager Rafał Dajbor
distributed by Akson

16.09.2019
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21.09.2019
The Valley of Gods
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 127 min
The film weaves together three narrative threads. The first one, an archaic legend of the Navajo Indians, talks about their land and gods who populate a valley, called the Valley of Gods, as rock monuments. The second one is the story of the wealthiest person, Wes Tauros, who experiments on himself with the possibilities offered by limitless funds. Suffering from a personal tragedy, Tauros lives hidden away from the world and makes a public appearance only from time to time. However, the person other people see is his double. The third story is that of the narrator, John Ecas, a writer working as a copywriter at Tauros’s company. His unrestrained imagination “improves” reality by transferring it to the world of fantasy. After a traumatic split from his wife and looking for a way out of a dead end, John starts writing his boss’s biography and accepts an invitation to his mansion. At this time Tauros’s company, which mines uranium ore, buys the Valley of Gods to bore tunnels through the sacred land. The shattered peace of Navajo ancestors makes the rocks give birth to an avenger…

direction: Lech Majewski

written by Lech Majewski
director of photography Lech Majewski, Paweł Tybora
music Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
production design Christopher R. Demuri, Lech Majewski
costume design Ewa Kochańska, Eva Minge, Carolyn Leone
make-up Dominika Dylewska, Greg Moon
sound Zbigniew Malecki, Lech Majewski
edited by Eliot Ems, Norbert Rudzik
casting by Mary Vernieu, Venus Kanani
cast Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich, Keir Dullea, Jaime Ray Newman, Berenice Marlohe, Joseph Runningfox, John Rhys-Davies, Steven Skyler, Saginaw Grant, Owee Rae, Tokala Black Elk, Marek Probosz, Cris D’Annunzio, John A. Lorenz, Lech Dyblik
production Angelus Silesius, Royal Road Entertainment
producers Lech Majewski, Filip Jan Rymsza
co-produced by Jan Harlan, Lorenzo Ferrari Ardicini, Carla Rosen-Vacher, Alyssa Swanzey, Marek Żydowicz, Silesia Film, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Fundacja Tumult/Camerimage, Lumicon, Lightcraft, Ceta Film Studio, FINA
executive producers Olga Kagan, Małgorzata Domin, Peter Safran, Natalia Safran
production supervisors Dominika Mandla, Brooke Redmon
production managers Michał Kowalik, Zuzanna Lopes
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

distributed by Vacat

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Dovlatov
  • POLONICA
  • 120 min
Six days in the life of Sergei Dovlatov, a brilliant, ironic writer who saw far beyond the rigid, oppressive limits of the 1970s Soviet Russia. Together with his friend, poet Iosif Brodsky, they struggle to preserve their own talent and integrity while seeing other artist friends getting crushed by the iron-willed Soviet apparatus. By emigrating to New York, they inadvertently lose all they’ve built back home.

selected awards

Berlin International Film Festival 2018: Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for Elena Okopnaya (in the category costume and production design)
19.09.2019
Dwaj ludzie z szafą
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 14 min

direction: Roman Polański

20.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Dzień jak co dzień
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 19 min

direction: Magda Strzyżyńska

21.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Artur Majer, Agnieszka Orankiewicz, Anna Wróblewska Tadeusz Sobolewski
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
In his notes, written on the spot and with huge empathy, a famous journalist and film critic captures the very essence of reality. He tries to understand it and allows himself to be inspired by it as much as possible. Tadeusz Sobolewski’s notes are rich with comments and references to the world of film and literature. They give insight into the author’s thoughts on Polish history and politics – still or even more relevant than ever. Sobolewski doesn’t shy away from severe criticism. On one page, he openly expresses disappointment with some aspects of the years gone by only to enjoy life like a child and distance himself from life watching a good film, eating his first true Italian pizza or playing with his daughter Cela a few pages later. One can’t help but admire Tadeusz Sobolewski’s insatiable hunger for trying, watching and reading pretty much everything, his remarkable sensitivity in judgement and active creativity. But A Journal. One More Sentence is not only a record of an intellectual journey. It is a touching account of a man who looks for his place in the world. A man in the toughest and most beautiful moment in life.
18.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Dziewczyna szuka miłości
  • SKARBY KINA PRZEDWOJENNEGO
  • 75 min

direction: Romuald Gantkowski

20.09.2019
Eastern
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 78 min

direction:  Piotr Adamski

written by Piotr Adamski, Michał Grochowiak
director of photography Bartosz Nalazek
production design Agata Lepacka, Ewa Solecka
costume design Sandra Kowalska
make-up Magdalena Kakietek
sound Jarosław Bajdowski
edited by Bartosz Pietras
casting by Piotr Adamski
cast Maja Pankiewicz, Marcin Czarnik, Paulina Krzyżańska, Edyta Torhan, Bruno Tomczyk, Bartłomiej Krat
production Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka
producer Jacek Bromski, Ewa Jastrzębska, Jerzy Kapuściński
co-produced by Canal + Polska
production manager Daria Maślona
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

17.09.2019
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
Special Effects: “We can handle this in post”
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 90 min
The subject of the workshop / panel discussion is a general notion of postproduction and special effects. How to prepare for this stage of work on a film? Should you make some arrangements during the production period or even earlier? How can small changes in filming decrease the costs of postproduction? Do you need a Star Wars budget to allow for special effects? Or maybe it’s a good idea to replace certain kinds of work on the set with postproduction? Panel discussion hosted by Chimney Poland is a case study of Polish and foreign films.
20.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
ARTHOUSE PHENOMENON – 60 YEARS OF ARTHOUSES
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
What were art houses 60 years ago and what are they now? How to marry ambitious repertoire with market pressure? Come to discuss about the arthouse phenomenon, its function, challenges and prospects on Polish cinema market and in film culture promotion.

Guests: Monika Piętas-Kurek (Head of Department of Film Culture Dissemination, PFI), Andrzej Goleniewski (Arthouse Cinemas Network), Maciej Gil (Edison Circus Film Culture Support Foundation), Piotr Zakens (Rialto Cinema in Poznan)

18.09. 12.30 P.M.–1.30 P.M.
Mercure Gdynia Centre, Omega Room
18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Fighter
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 110 min

direction: Konrad Maximilian

written by Konrad Maximilian
director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak, Piotr Uznański
music Varia
production design Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński
costume design Emilia Czartoryska
make-up Maja Łukaszewicz, Dariusz Krysiak
sound Mateusz Adamczyk edited by Łukasz Swaryczewski
cast Katarzyna Maciąg, Piotr Stramowski, Aleksandra Szwed, Anna Karczmarczyk, Mikołaj Roznerski, Krzysztof Stelmaszczyk
production Domino Film
producer Małgorzata Domin, Dominika Mandla
co-produced by Exotic Car Club
production manager Małgorzata Wala, Michał Kowalik
distributed by Kino Świat

17.09.2019
20.09.2019
First Cut Lab Poland 2019 – Editing Workshops
  • WARSZTATY
  • 240 min
First Cut Lab Poland is a programme designed for feature fiction films in editing phase from Poland. Selected producer/director teams will screen their full rough cut in a private session and receive expert feedback on their edit from three international film advisors (including Head of Lab Matthieu Darras), as well as tailor-made advice from consultant editor Benjamin Mirguet. The main goal is to foster the artistic potential of the selected rough cuts and, at the same time, to increase the sales, festival and circulation potential of the completed films. Mandatory registration – the list is closed. 

18-21.09 
Gdynia Film Centre

18.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
BLOK I - My Heart, The Exam, A Bad Night Story, Ricochets
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 100 min
My Heart Rozalia is an actress forced by her professional situation to move from Warsaw to Walbrzych with her 7-year-old son, Kazik. A change of place means a full-time job at a local theatre and a new school. In the new city, Rozalia develops feelings towards Kazik’s teacher, Darek. But problems at school arise. Unexpected events in Rozalia’s life make her role on stage increasingly relatable. The Exam We’ve all been there. When you’re twenty, everyone – aunts, teachers, neighbours, friends – keep asking you the same questions: who do you want to be? What do you want to do? Are you in love? Bastek knows. He wants to study Fine Arts but things are a little complicated. His crush? Brother’s fiancé. His brother? A drug dealer. Then there is this professor who offered to help with exams, but nothing’s free, and a cop hot on his brother’s heels. Fingers crossed for Bastek’s life choices. A Bad Night Story Lonely seven-year-old Julia is doing her best to prepare for the First Communion until she hears a parable about a shepherd and a lost sheep. Clearly, God prefers sinners. Ricochets Poland, 1982. Two sibling coal miners, two attitudes towards Communist oppression. Janek is an active member of the democratic underground. Tadek chooses neutrality. Their divergence leads to a conflict in which moral equilibrium is unattainable.
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
BLOK II - Dog Days, The Tumble, A Sinner Girl, Home Sweet Home, Bitten
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 100 min
Dog Days What is missing in a world where animals went extinct? Protagonists offer their services to those who want compensation. As it turns out, a human-animal relationship is very complex. Apart from friendliness and devotion, there is always some space for violence that needs an outlet.

The film is a directing debut. The Tumble 32-year-old Adam still lives with his overprotective mother. Their everyday life is filled with rituals of submission and mutual dependency until one night Adam is joined by a man in a grey suit only he can see. A Sinner Girl Rebellious 11-year-old Lucia feels suffocated by the patriarchal world she lives in. Her mother seems helpless against Lucia’s abusive father. The day before the girl’s Fist Communion, he brutally assaults his daughter. This makes Lucia don the white dress and go not to church, but to a cliff-top. Home Sweet Home
10-year-old Olaf lives in a world where renting family members and friends is a common practice. For a certain price, everyone can custom-make their perfect illusion of happiness. When Rent a Life Company organises casting in Olaf’s school, the boy jumps at a chance to become a friend at a wealthy girl’s birthday party. Soon, he realises that the show goes on at a high cost.

The film is a directing debut.
Bitten Zofia wyjeżdża z przyjaciółką Ewą nad morze na „oczyszczenie” do specjalnego ośrodka, położonego na skraju lasu, z dala od cywilizacji. To ma być przyjemny, relaksujący tydzień, ale Zofia zaczyna odczuwać niczym niewyjaśniony niepokój. Jakby coś miało nadejść… Nagle w enklawie pojawia się tajemniczy mężczyzna – Emil – ze swoją narzeczoną. Zofia zna jego twarz i wie, że on musi ją pamiętać. On zaprzecza. Woda pod prysznicem staje się wrząca. Cykady skrzeczą coraz głośniej. Partnerka Emila rani się w stopę. Emil jest blisko i jego obecność staje się nie do zniesienia. Wracają emocje z dawnych lat, zaciera się granica pomiędzy przeszłością i teraźniejszością.

18.09.2019
19.09.2019
BLOK V - Me Voy, It\'s Good Like That, Not a Fairytale, Don\'t Change the Topic
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 101 min
Me Voy Klara and Adrian are a couple. They have a dog and spend their free time going to parties. The action of their favourite TV series takes place in a fictional paradise. Klara notices that the luxurious life of protagonists allows them to freely express their emotions and feelings unlike in the real world. When Adrian proposes to Klara in unusual circumstances, the girl doesn’t know what to do. Inspired by the TV series, she tries to end their relationship, each attempt more absurd than the other. Me voy explores the lives of young people lost in the modern world teeming with colours and music.

The film is a directing debut.


Not a Fairytale Paula, a shy teenager, falls under the spell of exuberant school star Natalia. Her obsession leads to a tragedy, but Paula blames her idol. Girls stick together to cope with life post-trauma and newly-awoken desires. Don\'t Change the Topic There are three rules in this hood. Rule no. 1: never lie to your homies. Rule no. 2: never wimp out, always hit back. Rule no. 3, most important: snitches get stitches. If you break the rules, you’re in deep shit. Street code, thugs and rap. It\'s Good Like That Nikodem traverses the raw wasteland of Spitzbergen tundra. Abandoned mines, fallen telegraph poles, metal junk, a long-forgotten train track battered by the freeze. And a ghost town occupied by seagulls at the end of the world. Wind, wild animals and a solitary protagonist – a man lost in the void.
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
BLOK VI - Restart, The Belly of a Terrible Machine, Bleeding to Death, Voices, Look at Me, The Crossword
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 100 min
The Belly of a Terrible Machine, Bleeding to Death During World War II, a desperate and plundered kulak host of Polish descent, he decides to go through a minefield to apples for his dying son. Voices Adam used to be an MMA fighter. Exactly two years ago, he and his mother had a car accident: she died, he lost power in his legs. Now, confined to his room, Adam works as a telemarketer selling lingerie and contacts the outside world almost exclusively by phone. Haunted by painful memories, he’ll do anything to take revenge on the driver who caused the accident. Look at Me An unexpected arrival of Hania’s younger brother, Stefan, forces the 20-year-old girl to face her traumatic past and re-establish contact with her long-lost mother. For the sake of her beloved brother, Hania must stop hiding and give their turbulent relationship a second chance.

The film is a directing debut.

The Crossword Crossword – a word puzzle. The aim of the game is to guess the prize word made up of number-marked letters scattered all over the grid.
An older man is solving a crossword. There are all kinds of clues: some of them easy, some – not so much. One way or another, they’re all related to his life. Could this silly puzzle be something more than just a time killer? Restart A gripping crime drama. Janek has worked hard to get where he is, but the day before his promotion, he makes a risky decision that can change his life.
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
BLOK III - The Turtle Cave, Ticket, Bitter Herb, Skin, Marcel
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 101 min
The Turtle Cave A flashback to Hania’s childhood. The girl recalls the story of her mother, who drags her into family problems. Hania makes the final attempt to rid herself of guilt: by closing her eyes, she tries to disappear. Ticket A homeless Uber driver has one night to collect money for a ticket to his hometown in Ukraine. He wants to make it for his mother’s funeral. Bitter Herb Mothers used to wean their children by rubbing a wormwood infusion on their breasts so that a child would feel the bitter taste and never want the mother’s milk again. Skin This is a story about hard, full of complexes and aggression relationship between teenager Mateusz and his father, called Włodzimierz. The Final of this relationship will be on the day, when boy lost his report card. Marcel No one ever notices Marcel. Invisible to a ticket inspector, overlooked by his boss, ignored by a couple smooching in the lift. One morning, this perfect, carefree life with no responsibility falls apart like a house of cards when Marcel prevents his female neighbour from jumping off a rooftop. A series of unexpected events may well push him towards taking the most radical steps.
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
BLOK IV - View to the Wall, Love, Vacancy, Within Me
  • KONKURS FILMÓW KRÓTKOMETRAŻOWYCH
  • 101 min
View to the Wall Ukrainian emigrants Larysa and Borys raise their son Mitia struggling to balance private and professional life. Larysa plays the flute and applies for a post in a local philharmonic orchestra. Borys works as a street mime. A tragic accident forces them to rethink their plans for the future.

The film is a directing debut. Love Every prisoner is able to do anything for a woman, if he gets any, let alone if the prisoner is sentenced to 25 years in a high security prison. Paweł is 38 years old and a dozen or so years ago he was unjustly condemned to murder. He is in love with his attorney, with whom they plan to marry. He is able to sacrifice everything for the meaning of his life, that is love. Vacancy Anna, a regular member of a gated community, visits an unfinished house on the other side of the street and decides to stay there. By observing her relatives, she learns their secrets, big and small, but most importantly – finds out more about herself. Within Me
Sandra and Dawid are about to get married, but first Sandra has to terminate her pregnancy due to genetic defects in the fetus. That experience will change their lives forever and call into question their future as a couple.
The film is a directing debut.
18.09.2019
19.09.2019
Forum of the Polish Filmmakers Association
  • SPOTKANIA I DEBATY
  • 90 min
The Gdynia forums of the Polish Filmmakers Association - the largest organization of film people - have been a place of heated discussions on the most important issues related to the film environment for years. This time the meeting of filmmakers will be held under the slogan "Our Festival" and will be devoted to the proposals of changes in the functioning of the Polish Film Festival. We invite you to present your own ideas on such key issues as: the duration of the Festival, the number of films in the Main Competition, and how they were selected, or the source of funding for the Festival.

#NaszFestiwal #OurFestival
21.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Frantic
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 120 min

direction:  Roman Polański

19.09.2019
Opening Gala - Mr. Jones, Powrót birbanta
  • FILMY OTWARCIA FESTIWALU
  • 120 min
16.09.2019
  • 02. TEATR MUZYCZNY BALKON II
  • 01. TEATR MUZYCZNY
MOUNTAINS AT DUSK, BEHIND THE WAL
  • POKAZ FILMU LAUREATA PLATYNOWYCH LWÓW
  • 84 min
MOUNTAINS AT DUSK Each year, an elderly professor, once an excellent mountaineer, travels to the mountains. His regular visits mark the anniversary of the death of a friend who saved his life losing his own. BEHIND THE WALL A story about two lonely people living next door. He is a successful scientist and a stark realist. She is shy, helpless and sensitive and never achieved anything in either professional or private life. The woman invites her neighbour over.
18.09.2019
LIVE MUSIC PLAYED BY JERZY ROGIEWICZ AT THE SCREENING OF HALKA
  • SKARBY KINA PRZEDWOJENNEGO
  • 90 min
LIVE MUSIC PLAYED BY JERZY ROGIEWICZ WITH HIS BAND AT THE SCREENING OF HALKA
17.09.2019
High Life
  • POLONICA
  • 113 min

direction: Claire Denis

19.09.2019
Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 122 min
A film based on the biography of the tragically deceased pianist, Mieczysław Kosz, who died at the age of twenty-nine. We get to know his life in the order of the most significant events in his biography. Starting with a boy from a poor family living in a microscopic, mud-filled village in the Zamojszczyzna region, through the tragedy of losing his sight at the age of twelve and the trauma that followed. The moment of birth of a musician gifted with an extraordinary sense of hearing, self-determined to become the best pianist. A breakthrough concert at the 1967 Jazz Jamboree - his first major success which showed the world his great talent. We witness the highs of his career which came at a price of loneliness, painful need for acceptance and love. The lows due to his alcohol addiction, not being able to deal with life and sudden fame. Up until his rebirth on meeting the love of his life, Marta, and leaving his childhood traumas behind.

direction: Maciej Pieprzyca

written by Maciej Pieprzyca
director of photography Witold Płóciennik PSC
music Leszek Możdżer
production design Joanna Anastazja Wójcik
costume design Agata Culak
make-up Jolanta Dańda
sound Maciej Pawłowski M.P.S.E., Robert Czyżewicz
edited by Piotr Kmiecik PSM
casting by Ewa Brodzka
cast Dawid Ogrodnik, Justyna Wasilewska, Wiktoria Gorodeckaja, Piotr Adamczyk, Mikołaj Chroboczek, Jowita Budnik, Maja Komorowska, Grzegorz Mielczarek, Jacek Koman, Cyprian Grabowski, Michał Filipiak
production RE Studio
producers Renata Czarnkowska-Listoś, Maria Gołoś
co-produced by TVP, Canal+, Next Film, Chimney Poland, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury/Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Instytucja Filmowa Silesia-Film, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Aeroplan Studios
production manager Ewa Jastrzębska
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film

17.09.2019
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21.09.2019
Interior
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 92 min
A 35-year-old Marek stops believing that life has any purpose. He works from dawn to dusk to pay off his mortgage. He wants to take revenge on his dishonest employer and takes away his car. Marek risks everything and sets out on a desperate journey without a plan. All around the country there are preparations going on before a certain anniversary. A 30-year-old Marta is one of the co-organisers of the celebrations. A coincidence will make the woman find herself crossing not only the man’s path of life.

direction:  Marek Lechki

written by Marek Lechki
director of photography Paweł Flis
music Jan Sanejko
production design Joanna Hrisulidu
costume design Maria Duffek-Bartoszewska, Anna Weber
make-up Marzena Szczepaniak-Drozd, Katarzyna Drozd
sound Marcin Jachyra, Jarosław Czernichowski, Oliwier Synkowski
edited by Andrzej Dąbrowski
casting by Marek Lechki
cast Magdalena Popławska, Piotr Żurawski, Helena Norowicz, Ilona Ostrowska, Lech Mackiewicz, Mateusz Grys, Tomasz Sapryk, Ewa Skibińska
production Telemark
producers Anna Kępińska, Maciej Kubicki
co-produced by Silesia Film, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Heliograf, Monternia, The Out of Frame, Kineskop
executive producer Telemark
production manager Agnieszka Papiewska
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Vacat

16.09.2019
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18.09.2019
19.09.2019
21.09.2019
How do they act? Acting workshops by Małgorzata Potocka
  • WARSZTATY
  • 180 min
What is the essence of an actor’s charisma? Where does the film magic of great acting roles dwell? The "How Do They Act" workshops developed and held by the actress Małgorzata Potocka have been designed to be an attempt at answering these questions. As part of the cycle there will be two meetings, each preceded by a film screening. Having watched the material, together with Małgorzata Potocka the participants are going to make a dynamic analysis of the acting performance in the presented film, also drawing their attention to the means of film expression and the way in which a film character is being constructed.

Workshop schedule


Tuesday 17.09.2019
9.00-12.00 "Gods", dir. Łukasz Palkowski

Thursday 19.09.2019
9.00-12.00 "How to Be Loved", dir. Wojciech Jerzy Has

Admission free of charge. Mandatory registration at: warsztaty@festiwalgdynia.pl. The number of places is limited.

"Riviera" Naval Club
17.09.2019
  • 16. Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej
Jak oni grają? Warsztaty z Małgorzatą Potocką. Film - "Jak być kochaną"
  • WARSZTATY
  • 180 min
19.09.2019
  • 16. Muzeum Marynarki Wojennej
Kapitan
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 50 min

direction: Kryspin Pluta

19.09.2019
Kapitan P
  • POLONICA
  • 119 min

direction: Robert Schwentke

20.09.2019
When the trees fall
  • POLONICA
  • 120 min
The story unfolds in a provincial Ukrainian setting. It revolves around rebellious five-year-old Vitka, Vitka's teenage cousin Larysa and Larysa's boyfriend, a young criminal who goes by the name of Scar. Woven together into one aesthetic background are the folk beliefs of the local residents, the harshness of nature and the rampant crime of the chaotic post-Soviet era.

The recent death of her father has thrown Larysa’s future into disarray. Her grandmother and mother are pressuring her to marry a local by the name of Roman. They see him as someone “reliable” with whom to create a patriarchal family. But Larysa wants a different life, even if her love for Scar is condemned by the entire community.

Larysa and Scar plot their escape. They want get away from their relatives and from a life of crime and banal devastation. But in the process of collecting debts, Scar and his henchmen accidentally murder a man and his young son. The boys plan to take Larysa and flee to Poland and put themselves out of the reach of local crime bosses. This story is revealed to us through the eyes of the little girl Vitka. As a child, she believes everything is possible.
18.09.2019
VR Cinema
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 120 min
Is virtual reality a real threat to the cinema? Or maybe VR and AR are a natural step forward in its evolution, like sound back in the silent film era? An opportunity to discuss the future that happens now to the dissatisfaction of some.

Guests: Marcin Marczyk (CVR expert, Total Immersion Foundation), Jacek Nagłowski (CVR director/producer, VR/AR VN LAB at Lodz Film School), Marcin Łunkiewicz (CVR producer, chain of cinemas VR by mimo.ooo)

18.09. 10.30 A.M.–12.30 P.M.
Mercure Gdynia Centre, Omega Room
18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Women in film. 2020 is coming
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 90 min
Women in Film Initiative - bringing together over 3,000 women working in the film industry in Poland - during the 44th edition of the festival will organize a meeting for the second time in connection with the European Commission directive "50:50 in 2020". This abbreviation was taken from a pan-European action whose goal is to equalize the opportunities for male and female filmmakers. It is not only about seeking parity in decision-making bodies, expert and jury committees, but also about equal access to financing. The event is open to the entire film community - experts and filmmakers will answer questions about the effects of double standards and present proposals for solutions that will enable women to increase their role in cinematography. Guests: DSc. Monika Talarczyk, Ewa Graczyk, Greta Gober (University of Stockholm) 

20.09. 16.30-18.00
Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Omega Room
20.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Komeda Big Bang
  • KONCERTY
  • 60 min
The musical culmination of the festival Friday, September 20, will be Komeda Big Bang, which is a joint performance of combined orchestras – all the bands that will appear earlier on the streets of Gdynia. At 20.00 they will acoustically perform selected works of Krzysztof Komeda, under the direction of Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski. The concert will take place in the newly renovated band shell on Grunwald Square, between the Musical Theatre and the Gdynia Film Centre.
20.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Komunia
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 72 min

direction: Anna Zamecka

21.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Krzysztof Komeda – Repetition. Movie life script. And music
  • SPOTKANIA I DEBATY
  • 90 min
The life and work of Krzysztof Komeda is one of the most colourful and fascinating history of Polish culture in the second half of the 20th century. A dozen books and hundreds of articles have already been written about this legendary musician who passed away tragically 50 years ago, at the peak of fame he reached for in the "Dream Factory", many documentary films with "talking heads" were created, but the life of this outstanding pianist and composer hasn’t been shown in a feature film yet.

At the meeting at the Gdynia Film Centre Gallery, Paweł Brodowski, a long-time editor of the Jazz Forum magazine, will recall the most important events, moments and situations that were significant and ground-breaking for Komeda in both private and musical life, which were decisive for his career, and which should not be missing in the script of the film about the author of the lullaby from the "Rosemary’s Baby".

The participants will be told a story interspersed with fragments of his most important musical achievements, from the first "catacomb" radio sessions, through historical recordings to the film track, which brought him worldwide publicity.
20.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
The Messenger
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 113 min
The story of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański’s mission which took place moments before the outbreak of the Warsaw Uprising. Inspired by true events from the times when ‘Jan Nowak’ travelled to the West and back with secret missions as a messenger and emissary of the Commander-in-Chief of the Home Army. In the film his task is to get to Warsaw in order to bring a message, crucial for the fate of post-war Poland, that there is no allied support in case of an uprising in the capital. Resigning from a chance for love, he sets out from London overnight, risking his life to get through to occupied Poland and prevent the outbreak of an uprising which he believes doomed to failure. Having arrived in his homeland, racing against time and the Germans watching his every step, he must do whatever it takes to reach the Home Army Headquarters before it issues the order to start open battle. Poland’s freedom or enslavement is what’s at stake.

direction: Władysław Pasikowski

written by Władysław Pasikowski, Sylwia Wilkos
director of photography Magdalena Górka
music Jan Duszyński
production design Wojciech Żogała
costume design Małgorzata Braszka, Michał Koralewski
make-up Janusz Kaleja
sound Bartłomiej Bogacki, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
edited by Jarosław Kamiński
casting by Magdalena Szwarcbart
cast Patrycja Volny, Philippe Tłokiński, Julie Engelbrecht, Tomasz Schuchardt, Martin Butzke, Adam Woronowicz, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Jan Frycz, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Mirosław Baka, Wojciech Zieliński, Sławomir Orzechowski, Grzegorz Małecki, Agnieszka Suchora
production Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego, Scorpio Studio
producers Klaudiusz Frydrych, Sylwia Wilkos, Jan Ołdakowski, Dariusz Gawin
co-produced by TVP, Chimney Poland, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Mazowiecki i Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy
executive producer Klaudiusz Frydrych
production manager Ewa Jastrzębska
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

16.09.2019
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21.09.2019
The Legions
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 136 min
A blockbuster about the generation of the 1914–1916 Polish Legions which won Poland its independence. It is an epic historical spectacle made with state-of-the-art film techniques. It shows young people who do not hesitate to throw themselves right in the middle of the fight for regaining independence, but also those who have just understood that they will be able to live their dreams only in a free Poland. A universal story about entering adulthood in difficult times and about maturing to form a community. The great history serves only as a backdrop for a love story happening in the foreground. A love story which involves a deserter from the imperial army, Józek, a I Brigade intelligence agent and a member of the League of Women of the War Emergency Service, Ola, and her fiancé, an uhlan and member of the Polish Rifle Squads, Tadek.

direction: Dariusz Gajewski

written by Tomasz Łysiak, Dariusz Gajewski, Michał Godzic, Maciej Pawlicki
director of photography Jarosław Szoda music Łukasz Pieprzyk
production design Paweł Jarzębski
costume design Magdalena Rutkiewicz
make-up Anna Dąbrowska
sound Mateusz Adamczyk edited by Marcin Kot Bastkowski
casting by Alina Falana
cast Wiktoria Wolańska, Sebastian Fabijański, Bartosz Gelner, Monika Pawlicka, Andżelika Kurowska, Mirosław Baka
production Picaresque Maciej Pawlicki
producer Maciej Pawlicki
co-produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA), Polcar
executive producer Magdalena Pawlicka
production manager Marcin Ksobiech
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej distributed by Kino Świat

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21.09.2019
Litość
  • POLONICA
  • 99 min

direction: Babis Makridis

17.09.2019
Lotna
  • 80. ROCZNICA WYBUCHU II WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ
  • 88 min

direction:  Andrzej Wajda

17.09.2019
People of the Vistula, There is a ball today
  • SKARBY KINA PRZEDWOJENNEGO
  • 82 min
17.09.2019
Matka Joanna od Aniołów
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 103 min

direction: Jerzy Kawalerowicz

18.09.2019
The men’s room, Portrait of Suzanne
  • KFF NA FALI
  • 90 min
The men’s room Norway, 2016. A choir of twenty-five middle-aged men are supposed to open for the Black Sabbath concert. They once joked that if one of them died, they would sing together at his funeral. It turns out that Ivar, who has directed the choir for many years, is the first one to go. PORTRAIT OF SUZANNE Every piece of this grotesque plasticine adaptation of Roland Topor’s short story is truly enchanting. In a small hotel in France, there is a man who tries to satisfy his hunger for love by excessive eating. When he goes out in search of food, he accidentally hurts his left foot, which unexpectedly transforms into Susanne.
19.09.2019
Miś
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 111 min

direction: Stanisław Bareja

17.09.2019
Bird Talk
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 138 min
The story of Marian, a 30-year-old high-school teacher of Polish, who has to start his life anew after he’s been fired from work, and of his friend, Ludwik, a History teacher looking for a way to function in the brutal reality of the profession.

direction: Xawery Żuławski

written by Andrzej Żuławski
director of photography Andrzej J. Jaroszewicz
music Andrzej Korzyński
production design Elwira Pluta
costume design Anna Englert
make-up Olga Nejbauer, Magdalena Kakietek
sound Jacek Hamela
edited by Wojtek Włodarski
casting by Marta Kownacka
cast Jaśmina Polak, Sebastian Fabijański, Marta Żmuda-Trzebiatowska, Daniel Olbrychski, Żaneta Palica, Katarzyna Chojnacka, Sebastian Pawlak, Eryk Kulm Jr., Andrzej Chyra
production Metro Films
producer Marcin Wierzchosławski
co-produced by Studio Produkcyjne Orka, MX 35, Prosound Studio
production manager Konrad Wróblewski
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

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Na bank się uda
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 109 min

direction:  Szymon Jakubowski

16.09.2019
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20.09.2019
Na strajk!
  • FILMY Z GDYNI
  • 23 min

direction: Stanisław Horodecki

19.09.2019
Award Of The Polish Society for Film and Media Studies for the best book
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
The Polish Society for Film and Media Studies has awarded its prizes in the Best Book Competition for the third time. Justyna Czaja\'s “Ekranowe życie mitu”won. Warsaw Uprising in Polish feature film. By combining film, cultural, and political and social analyses, Chaja managed to create a broad, yet in-depth analysis of the phenomenon, and organize myths and interpretations related to it. A consistent historical and film approach was also appreciated, which allowed to reconstruct the fate of individual projects and the accompanying discourses. In the Debut of the Year category, the book by Barbara Szczekała “Mind-game films” won. Narrative and spectator games. The author skilfully defined one of the most spectacular phenomena of modern cinema, while analysing film narration and imaging style, and at the same time a new reception situation. The publication should be appreciated for undertaking research requiring the knowledge of film studies reflection, as well as research on media communication and related cultural changes.

Gdynia Film Centre, Gallery
19.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Nothing is Lost
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 71 min
The characters in the movie are a part of a strong and important community – the community of lonely people. Their lives call for changes which they do not want to accommodate to. Only when they realize the true strength of nature does their strength begin to grow in them. When they allow the nature to act, their own nature begins to change.

direction: Kalina Alabrudzińska

written by Kalina Alabrudzińska
director of photography Nils Croné
production design Maja Pawlikowska
costume design Maja Pawlikowska
make-up Joanna Siwy
sound Adam Mart
edited by Piasek&Wójcik
cast Izabela Gąska, Faustyna Kazimierska, Maria Kowalska, Katarzyna Majda, Zuzanna Puławska, Wiktoria Filus, Ksenia Tchórzko, Elżbieta Zajko, Paweł Głowaty, Mateusz Grodecki, Jan Hrynkiewicz, Karol Kunysz, Karol Nowiński, Piotr Pacek, Robert Ratuszny, Kamil Rodek, Michał Surosz, Sebastian Śmigielski, Filip Warot
production Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Filmowa, Telewizyjna i Teatralna w Łodzi
producer Agata Golańska
production manager Aleksandra Makos

16.09.2019
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18.09.2019
19.09.2019
Niewinni czarodzieje
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 83 min
A psychological study of two young people. He is a young sport doctor passionate about playing drums in a jazz band who dreams of a house and a car, likes elastic socks and good cigarettes. She is a random girl met in a bar. They spend a night together. An innocent erotic game at a certain point turnes into a strip poker...

direction: Andrzej Wajda

Directed by: Andrzej Wajda

Written by: Jerzy Andrzejewski, Jerzy Skolimowski

Director of photography: Krzysztof Winiewicz

Music by: Krzysztof Komeda

Production design by: Leszek Wajda

Editing: Wiesława Otocka

Cast: Tadeusz Łomnicki, Krystyna Stypułkowska, Wanda Koczeska, Kalina Jędrusik, Teresa Szmigielówna, Zbigniew Cybulski, Roman Polański, Andrzej Nowakowski, Krzysztof Komeda, Henio "Meloman", Sława Przybylska, Jerzy Skolimowski

Produced by: Zespół Filmowy KADR

20.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
Orzeł
  • 80. ROCZNICA WYBUCHU II WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ
  • 104 min

direction: Leonard Buczkowski

19.09.2019
Mister T.
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 104 min
Winter of 1953. Terrorists appear in Warsaw. They are planning a spectacular attack to overthrow the system. Mister T., a writer harassed by the authorities and ignored by his milieu, vegetates on the brink of poverty. His neighbour is a young small-town man aspiring to become a journalist. Mister T. introduces him to the art of writing and reveals to him the world of forbidden jazz. The provincial is spellbound by his master but reports on him to the Security Office at the same time. Mister T. lives off private lessons. One of his students is an attractive teenager and feelings bud between her and her teacher. Meanwhile, the Security Office tracks down the terrorists and discovers Mister T.’s connection to the Great Conspiracy.

direction: Marcin Krzyształowicz

written by Andrzej Gołda, Marcin Krzyształowicz
director of photography Adam Bajerski
music Michał Woźniak
production design Magdalena Dipont
costume design Magdalena Biedrzycka, Katarzyna Morawska
make-up Dominika Dylewska
sound Piotr Domaradzki, Barbara Domaradzka
edited by Wojciech Mrówczyński
casting by Marcin Krzyształowicz
cast Maria Sobocińska, Paweł Wilczak, Katarzyna Gniewkowska, Anna Ilczuk, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Jacek Braciak, Jerzy Bończak, Zdzisław Wardejn, Eryk Lubos, Katarzyna Warnke, Krzysztof Czeczot, Andrzej Zieliński, Wiktor Zborowski, Bartłomiej Topa, Mariusz Bonaszewski, Przemysław Bluszcz, Tomasz Sapryk, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, Jan Nowicki, Jacek Fedorowicz, Michał Urbaniak, Sławomir Orzechowski, Jerzy Rogalski, Lesław Żurek, Kazimierz Kutz, Leszek Balcerowicz
production Propeller Film
producer Jarek Boliński
co-produced by Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Non Stop Film Service, Heliograf, Studio Produkcyjne Orka
executive producer Marcin Imach
production manager Mariusz Mielczarek
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

17.09.2019
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21.09.2019
Nespresso Talents Panel Discussion. Let\'s talk about movies over some good coffee.
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
During the discussion panel we will talk about the international Nespresso Talents film competition. Aimed at film school students and young creators willing to tell incredible stories, Nespresso Talents is an international short film competition searching for the biggest talents in the world. By working with budding filmmakers, Nespresso fulfils its promise to make a change for the better. We all know that socially-engaged films can shape reality. But do we use their full potential? Our special guests will help answer this question and many more. A panel discussion with a screening of selected Nespresso Talents finalists presented during a gala at Festival de Cannes.

Due to the successes of Polish participants of the Nespresso Talents project, Nespresso would like to promote the competition and encourage even more people to participate next year. More information at www.nespresso.com/talents.

Only for holders of festival accreditation. Free of charge.

Host: Łukasz Maciejewski

18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Penelopa
  • POLONICA
  • 91 min

direction: Eva Vila Purtí

17.09.2019
MONEY – PRODUCTION – MARKET. FILM PRODUCTION FINANCING IN POLAND Artur Majer, Agnieszka Orankiewicz, Anna Wróblewska
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
There is no single method of writing about the living organism of film production. One needs to seek, make mistakes, name, point to and finally analyse each observation. Though it sounds more like fun and games than research, it’s a dead-serious endeavour, otherwise, no one would spend millions and billions in every possible currency on filmmaking. The authors of the book present mechanisms of film production financing that are or could be available in Poland. In time, the book will naturally evolve into a historical record of domestic film production financing from 2005 to 2018. For now, it takes a stand and may be (maybe?) a good starting point for further research on the subject.


17.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Pilsudski
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 108 min
There was no way this could have been a success! It’s 1901. After a daring escape from a psychiatric hospital, Józef Piłsudski “Ziuk” becomes the leader of the underground independence movement once again. He’s unyielding on the battlefield, but in his private life he surrenders to passion, torn between the two women of his life: his wife and his lover. While the conservative members of the Polish Socialist Party see him as a terrorist, Piłsudski and his closest collaborators will refrain from nothing, be it attacks on tsarist officials and highest-ranking officers, smuggling bombs or a daring train robbery, to achieve his goal: an independent Poland. 1914 approaches and “Ziuk” sees some new opportunities for accomplishing the impossible. This is picaresque cinema, a passionate romance, the true story of the Marshal like you’ve never known before.

direction:  Michał Rosa

written by Michał Rosa
director of photography Piotr Śliskowski
music Stefan Wesołowski
production design Łukasz Trzciński
costume design Magdalena Biedrzycka
make-up Dariusz Krysiak
sound Piotr Domaradzki
edited by Rafał Listopad
casting by Ewa Brodzka
cast Magdalena Boczarska, Borys Szyc, Maria Dębska, Eliza Rycembel, Jan Marczewski, Józef Pawłowski
production Studio Filmowe Kadr
producer Dariusz Sidor
executive producer Dariusz Sidor
production manager Jacek Dąbrowski-Udziela
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film

16.09.2019
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20.09.2019
  • 02. TEATR MUZYCZNY BALKON II
  • 01. TEATR MUZYCZNY
21.09.2019
POLISH CINEMA: A HISTORY Marek Haltof
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
First published in the United States in 2002 as Polish National Cinema (and translated into Polish in 2004 as Kino polskie), Marek Haltof’s book was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema. This thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition provides an essential account of Polish cinema from 1896 to 2017. Marek Haltof is a Professor at Northern Michigan University. His recent books, dealing with Polish and Australian cinema, include Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration (2018), Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema (second edition, 2015), Polish Film and the Holocaust: Politics and Memory (2012), Kino australijskie (2005), and The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski (2004).
19.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
POLISH FILM SCHOOL Marek Hendrykowsk
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
A unique monograph devoted to an ideological and artistic phenomenon of the Polish Film School. The author takes an original, modern point of view on the movement that years ago made our domestic cinema globally famous. He draws on many of his previous detailed descriptions and conducts a multi-dimensional analysis of the origins, nearly a decade-long development and dawn of the formation. The book contains an exhaustive bibliography, index of names and films as well as a dedicated calendar of events that shaped the history of the Polish Film School.
17.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Return of the reveller – discussion about the film
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
In 2017 the National Centre for Film Culture in Łódź took on the reconstruction of Kazimierz Prószyński’s invention, the bio-pleograph, which – similarly to a cinematograph – used to be both a camera and a projector. Having finished the works on the device, the team of the NCFC started the next stage of the reconstruction process, that is the recreation of Return of the Reveller. The film is going to be presented during the Opening Gala of the 44th Polish Film Festival. There is also going to be a meeting with the project’s initiators. Guests: Janusz Król (reconstructor), Piotr Szczepański (film director), Rafał Syska (Director of the NCFC), Piotr Kulesza (Head of Exhibitions and Collections Department). Moderator: Anna Wróblewska
18.09. 16.30-17.30

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum 
Omega Room

19.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Presentation: The National Board Of Canada
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
The National Film Board of Canada is a Canadian public organisation which deals with the production and distribution of films and digital media. The NFB produces, co-produces and distributes documentary films, interactive films, animated films and VR films. So far, for their productions the NFB have won 12 Academy Awards and 74 Academy-Award nominations – the most among all film producers outside Hollywood. The presentation at the 44th Polish Film Festival is going to be hosted by Rob McLaughlin, a journalist and digital media producer and since 2016 the Executive Producer at the digital studios of the National Film Board of Canada in Vancouver, and between the years 2008–2011, the Director of Digital Content and Strategy at the NFB. The National Film Board of Canada is the co-producer of a VR project Gymnasia which is presented during the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia.

18.09. 11.00-12.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum 
Omega Room
19.09.2019
  • 18. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum, Sala Omega
Proceder
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 137 min
A moving story of rapper Tomasz Chada, a guy from the blocks with a soul of a poet and a talent for getting in serious trouble. Music was his whole life – his passion and a world he would take refuge in at times when reality did not have much to offer him. True and painfully honest in his lyrics, Chada dies in unexplained circumstances, leaving behind his shocked fans and a girl he loved.

direction: Michał Węgrzyn

written by Maciej Chwedo, Aleksandra Górecka, Michał Kalicki, Krzysztof Tyszowiecki
director of photography Wojciech Węgrzyn
music RX - Rafał Sielawa
production design Jacek Mocny
costume design Anna Szaluś
make-up Monika Podnajmer
sound Paweł Rytelewski, Bartosz Putkiewicz
edited by Bartosz Karczyński
casting by Alina Falana
cast Małgorzata Kożuchowska, Piotr Witkowski, Anna Matysiak, Agnieszka Więdłocha, Antoni Pawlicki, Marcin Gutkowski, Ewa Ziętek, Jan Frycz, Marta Bryła, Sonia Bohosiewicz, Cezary Łukaszewicz, Krzysztof Kowalewski, Gabriela Muskała
production Global Studio
producers Janusz Iwanowski, Jolanta Owczarczyk
executive producer Janusz Iwanowskiartistic producer RAP Paweł Krok
production managers Janusz Iwanowski, Adrian Skwiercz
co-financed by Dystrybucja Mówi Serwis
distributed by Dystrybucja Mówi Serwis

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Operational programmes of the Polish Film Institute for 2020 and the strategy for 2020-2023
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 150 min
The panel is going to be dedicated to the state of Polish cinema and the tools of institutional regulation of the film industry. The experts are going to start a debate on the challenges of Polish cinema and the role of the Polish Film Institute in creating the market. We are going to discuss the question of opportunities and threats for the Polish film market and their prospects for the future. We are also going to present the assumptions of the Operational Programmes for the year 2020.

Guests: Radosław Śmigulaski (General Director of the Polish Film Institute), Małgorzata Szczepkowska-Kalemba (Head of Film Production and Film Project Development, Polish Film Institute), Monika Piętas-Kurek (Head of Film Culture Dissemination and Promotion, Polish Film Institute), Maria Gradowska-Tomow (Acting Head of International Relations Department, Polish Film Institute), Marta Galińska (Legal Advisor, Polish Film Institute)

18.09. 11.00-12.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum Omega Room
19.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Overview of the VR films from around the world
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 210 min
Standing in line with the most important film festivals in the world, for the first time in the history of the Gdynia festival, we invite you to a review of world achievements in the field of VR cinema (Cinematic VR). The screenings will take place in a specially prepared VR cinema.

The following films will be screened: "Conscious Existence" (10 \'), "Ghost in The Shell VR" (16\'), "Micro Giants" (6 \'), "My Africa" (10\'), "Under The Canopy" ( 10 \'),\' Isle Of Dead \'(7\'), "Kinoscope"(11 \')

18.09. 13.30-17.00
19.09. 10.00-17.00
20.09. 10.00-17.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Lazur Room
18.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
19.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Interrogation
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 117 min
The beginning of the dark 1950s. A cabaret singer Antonina Dziwisz is arrested by the Secret State Police UB. Placed in prison, she is beaten and tortured into confessing the crimes of another member of her group. Unexpectedly, this simple woman proves strong and indomitable, a character worthy of Hemingway’s novel – even faced with death she refuses to sign false confessions. According to the director Ryszard Bugajski, Interrogation is a shocking \'manifesto of the people who wish to be free regardless of the price they may have to pay for it\'. The film, produced just before the introduction of the Martial Law in December 1981, was banned and not premiered until 1989.


CYFROWE REPOZYTORIUM FILMOWE (DIGITAL FILM REPOSITORY) IS THE PARTNER OF PURE CLASSICS AT THE 38. GDYNIA FILM FESTIVAL.

direction: Ryszard Bugajski

Written by: Ryszard Bugajski
Director of photography: Jacek Petrycki 
Production design by: Janusz Sosnowski 
Costume design by: Jolanta Jackowska 
Editing: Katarzyna Maciejko 
Sound: Danuta Zankowska-Marucha 
Cast: Adam Ferency(Lieutenant Morawski), Agnieszka Holland(Witkowska), Krystyna Janda(Antonina Dziwisz), Anna Romantowska(Mira), Janusz Gajos(Major Kąpielowy), Olgierd Łukaszewicz(Kostek, Tonia\'s husband) 
Production manager: Tadeusz Drewno 
Produced by: Film Studio "X"

18.09.2019
Rebel Babel Film Orchestra & GSF On Stairs feat. Kumorek, Dereszowska
  • KONCERTY
  • 60 min
tresses Magda Kumorek and Anna Dereszowska will sing Komeda’s works on the Red Stairs next to the Gdynia Film Centre. They will be accompanied by Rebel Babel Ensemble, an international orchestra comprised of instrumentalists, rappers and composers. The Ensamble has been performing for three years and over 10,000 musicians from 15 countries have played in it so far.
20.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
ROCKEFFELERS AND MARX OVER WARSAW. Michał Piepiórka
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
A popular Feliks Falk’s 1990 film, Capital, or How to Make Money in Poland, begins with a very symptomatic – almost prophetic – shot of a Karl Marx monument flying over Warsaw. At the time the film premiered, its symbolism was quite unequivocal, but nearly thirty years later, the scene has become much more ambiguous. Today, its original meaning may well be the least intriguing one. Post-1989 Poland was defined by tumultuous changes, great expectations, frustrations, disappointments, frequent ups and downs. A turn from a centrally planned economy to the free market provided an important context for filmmakers for years to come – both those interested in business, politics and services and those who told stories about the everyday life of regular people.

Michał Piepiórka traces changes in cultural narrations apparent in films on economic transformation. He analyses critically acclaimed features as well as long-forgotten titles banished by the experts. Unexpectedly, the latter can tell us a lot of new and surprising things about Poland – past and present.
20.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Rzeka
  • POLONICA
  • 108 min

direction: Emir Baigazin

19.09.2019
Dolce Fine Giornata
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 96 min
The plot is set in the Etruscan town of Volterra. Everybody knows and respects one another here. On a small hilltop there is the house of Maria, a Polish poetess, Nobel Prize winner and moral authority. Her life follows the rhythm of the Italian province but is turned upside down when she receives shocking news about a tragic event. At a ceremony of granting her the title of honorary citizen of the town, driven by her emotions, instead of expressing her thanks, she gives a shockingly politically incorrect speech. From this moment on she is going to experience the unpleasant consequences of her public appearance.

direction:  Jacek Borcuch

written by Jacek Borcuch, Szczepan Twardoch
director of photography Michał Dymek
music Daniel Bloom
production design Elwira Pluta
costume design Małgorzata Karpiuk
make-up Kacper Rączkowski, Aleksandra Dutkiewicz
sound Krzysztof Owczarek, Tomasz Dukszta
edited by Przemysław Chruścielewski
casting by Jacek Borcuch, Katarzyna Winecka
cast Krystyna Janda, Kasia Smutniak, Miła Borcuch, Lorenzo de Moor, Antonio Catania
production No Sugar Films
producer Marta Habior
co-produced by Tank Film, Motion Group, Aeroplan Studios
production manager Dagmara Bagnecka
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film

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Servants of War
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 103 min
A well-known doctor, Professor Marek Abramski, is murdered. The case is handled by Commissioner Wojciech Samborski (“Sambor”) and Junior Officer Marta Zadara. They both assume that behind the professor\'s murder there is his lover, and she is responsible. However her sudden death changes everything. The “Helpful Hand” Foundation, of which Professor Abramski was the founder, attracts the attention of the police.

direction: Mariusz Gawryś

written by Mariusz Gawryś, Maciej Strzembosz
director of photography Maciej Lisiecki
music Maciej Zieliński
production design Janusz Sosnowski, Wiesława Chojkowskacostume design Anna Englert make-up Anna Dąbrowska
sound Radosław Ochnio
edited by Michał Poddębniak, Milenia Fiedler PSM
casting by Żywia Kosińska-Wdowiak
cast Maria Kania, Piotr Stramowski, Aleksandra Pisula, Karolina Czarnecka, Michael Schiller, Zbigniew Stryj
production Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych
producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
co-produced by TVP, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe
executive producer Włodzimierz Niderhaus
production manager Jarosław Jakubiec
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Kino Świat

16.09.2019
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Sól ziemi czarnej
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 98 min

direction: Kazimierz Kutz

18.09.2019
Solid Gold
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 140 min
Kaja Miller is a young and honest policewoman. During one of ineptly performed operations she is kidnapped and raped. Running away from her attackers, she kills them, but in her report she doesn’t mention the circumstances of the incident and leaves her job.
Eight years later her former boss, Nowicki, a high-ranking officer of the Central Investigation Bureau, who leads a team investigating business and political connections in the Pomerania region, convinces her to come to Gdynia. The group’s task is to uncover the criminals building a pyramid scheme of immense range. The clues lead them to Kawecki, a dishonest businessman who uses his political contacts to protect his own interests. The investigation goes further and further and exposes the links between the world of business, public services and organised crime.

direction:  Jacek Bromski

written by Jacek Bromski
director of photography Arkadiusz Tomiak
music Louis Ludek Drizhal
production design Anna Wunderlich
costume design Ewa Gronowska
make-up Liliana Gałązka
sound Mariusz Wysocki, Tomasz Dukszta
edited by Krzysztof Szpetmański
casting by Ewa Brodzka
cast Janusz Gajos, Andrzej Seweryn, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Olgierd Łukaszewicz, Danuta Stenka, Piotr Stramowski, Andrzej Konopka, Mateusz Kościuszkiewicz, Maciej Maleńczuk, Krzysztof Stroiński, Marcin Czarnik, Olena Leonenko-Głowacka, Ewa Kasprzyk, Artur Żmijewski, Andrzej Zieliński, Marcin Hycnar, Sławomir Orzechowski, Sonia Roszczuk, Zosia Bromska
production Akson Studio
producer Michał Kwieciński
co-produced by TVP, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA), Gdyńskie Centrum Kultury
executive producer Małgorzata Fogel-Gabryś
production manager Magdalena Badura
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

18.09.2019
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21.09.2019
The Social Aspect of Making a Film in Poland
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
The book partly continues a new tradition in research on​ film production culture outlined in Marcin Adamczak’s​ By the Screen, which focuses on a detailed anthropological​ analysis of subsequent steps in filmmaking. An​ interesting research perspective opens also thanks to​ the authors who combine academic expertise with​ hands-on experience, offering a unique insight into the​ world of audiovisual production in Poland. As a result,​ the book attempts to bust stereotypes around Polish​ Dream Factory. The authors repeat after Vicky Mayer​ to “bring back the social” and remind that behind every​ film, big or small, there are many hardworking people,​ and their stories are just waiting to be told.​
18.09.2019
Meeting with Oscar-nominated Clyde Henry Production animation studio
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
We invite you to the meeting with the representatives of the Canadian animation studio Clyde Henry Productions, co-created by Maciek Szczerbowski and Chris Lavis – the makers of a VR animated project entitled Gymnasia, presented at the 44th Polish Film Festival. The directing duo also made a film Madame Tutli-Putli which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2007. During the meeting moderated by Grzegorz Skorupski (Adam Mickiewicz Institute) we are also going to enjoy the company of Brigitte Henry from Clyde Henry Productions. There will be a Q&A session during the second part of the meeting. 

18.09. 18.00-19.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum 
Omega Room

19.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Supernova
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 78 min
Three men, one place and a single event that will change the life of each of them. Told in a realist style, this is a universal story about a few hours from the life of a village community. It offers an observation of the condition of a person in a critical situation and poses a question about the fundamental nature of coincidence and destiny. A vibrant story oscillating between drama, thriller and disaster film. The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction: Bartosz Kruhlik

written by Bartosz Kruhlik
director of photography Michał Dymek
music Endy Yden
production design Radosław Zielonka
costume design Krzysztof Łoszewski
make-up Jolanta Grzelak
sound Zofia Moruś, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
edited by Magdalena Chowańska
casting by Bartosz Kruhlik
cast Agnieszka Skibicka, Marek Braun, Anna Mrozowska, Małgorzata Witkowska, Marcin Hycnar, Marcin Zarzeczny
production Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich – Studio Munka
producers Jacek Bromski, Jerzy Kapuściński, Ewa Jastrzębska
co-produced by Canal+ Polska
production managers Sylwia Rajdaszka, Joanna Ochman
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

16.09.2019
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21.09.2019
FILM SCHOOL 2 Kinga Burzyńska
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
In a series of fascinating conversations, the most prominent Polish actors and actresses tell TVN journalist Kinga Burzyńska about their humble beginnings: entrance exams for an acting school, stage and film debuts, working methods and a career path that led them to where they are now. Their recollections and anecdotes contribute to a multifaceted profile, the common and the magical, of an uneasy and alluring acting craft. 

In volume 2, a number of artists – Magdalena Boczarska, Jowita Budnik, Jan Englert, Agnieszka Holland, Krystyna Janda, Wojciech Simlat and Robert Więckiewicz, to name but a few – share their professional experience.

19.09.2019
  • 19. GCF Galeria
Face to Face
  • SPOTKANIA I DEBATY
  • 90 min
Radosław Śmigulski would like to invite participants of the 44th Polish Film Festival to talk about the most burning challenges for Polish cinema and its potential. The meeting with Director of the Polish Film Institute marks the second edition of Face to Face launched last year. Polish Film Festival features not only screenings of competition films, meetings with filmmakers and heated debates about the titles competing for the Golden Lions. For the past 40 years, there’s been a lot of room for both official and a little less formal – but no less important – professional conversations.

Every media or industry accreditation holder can participate in this 90-minute debate. The audience is encouraged to ask questions.
19.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
The Coldest Game
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 100 min
The beginning of the sixties. With the Cuban Missile Crisis in full swing, American secret services kidnap an outstanding mathematician, Joshua Mansky. The forgotten alcohol-abusing genius is to take part in a chess duel against a Soviet master, Gawryłow, at an international tournament at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. However, the competition only serves as a cover for a game of spies. Once the allies turn out to be enemies and it is hard to know whom to trust, Mansky has to make a decisive move which is to stop the nuclear conflict. The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction: Łukasz Kośmicki

written by Łukasz Kośmicki, Marcel Sawicki
director of photography Paweł Edelman
music Łukasz Targosz
production design Allan Starski
costume design Ewa Gronowska
make-up Ewa Drobiec, Agnieszka Hodowana
sound Jarosław Bajdowski, Michał Fojcik, Bartłomiej Bogacki
edited by Robert Gryka, Wolfgang Weigl, Krzysztof Arszennik
casting by Jeremy Zimmermann, Nadia Lebik
cast Bill Pullman, Lotte Verbeek, Robert Więckiewicz, Aleksey Serebryakov
production Watchout Studio
producers Piotr Woźniak-Starak, Krzysztof Terej, Daniel Baur
co-produced by TVN, Next Film, Canal+, Big City Outdoor, The Story Lab, Poręczenia Kredytowe, Kosafilm, Galeria Olśnienia GO
executive producers Justyna Pawlak, Oliver Simon
production manager Magdalena Malisz
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej
distributed by Next Film

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Westerplatte
  • 80. ROCZNICA WYBUCHU II WOJNY ŚWIATOWEJ
  • 92 min

direction: Stanisław Różewicz

18.09.2019
Nature films produced by the Educational Film Studio
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW OŚWIATOWYCH
  • 120 min
The Educational Film Studio has been carrying out its mission continuously since the 1940s, invariably at the same address at 210 Kilińskiego Street in Łódź. Its achievements include 4500 films on various subjects, made by several generations of Polish filmmakers.

Outstanding Polish filmmakers, including Wojciech Jerzy Has, Janusz Nasfeter, Krzysztof Zanussi, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Krzysztof Ptak, Jerzy Zieliński, Juliusz Machulski, Jacek Bławut, and Marek Koterski started their careers in "Oświatówka". Maciej Drygas was a laureate of the FELIX European Film Award for his work "Hear my cry" produced at WFO.

Music for the films produced in the Studio was composed, among others, by Krzysztof Komeda, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar, and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Today, many titles are considered classics of Polish film. Movies produced at the Studio have won over 1,200 awards at national and international film festivals.

On the occasion of the WFO jubilee, we invite you to the only screening of selected films by Włodzimierz Puchalski, a precursor of Polish nature film, on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
20.09.2019
WFO. Short films - MEN, GLORY TO THE BULL, MIRACLES DON'T EXIST, GIRL WITH THE DEVIL, THE PRIMER, ANT TRAILS, MODERN PENTATHLON, MODERN PENTATHLON, HEAR MY CRY
  • 70-LECIE WYTWÓRNI FILMÓW OŚWIATOWYCH
  • 124 min
The Educational Film Studio has been carrying out its mission continuously since the 1940s, invariably at the same address at 210 Kilińskiego Street in Łódź. Its achievements include 4500 films on various subjects, made by several generations of Polish filmmakers.

Outstanding Polish filmmakers, including Wojciech Jerzy Has, Janusz Nasfeter, Krzysztof Zanussi, Zbigniew Rybczyński, Krzysztof Ptak, Jerzy Zieliński, Juliusz Machulski, Jacek Bławut, and Marek Koterski started their careers in "Oświatówka". Maciej Drygas was a laureate of the FELIX European Film Award for his work "Hear my cry" produced at WFO.

Music for the films produced in the Studio was composed, among others, by Krzysztof Komeda, Krzysztof Penderecki, Wojciech Kilar, and Jan A.P. Kaczmarek. Today, many titles are considered classics of Polish film. Movies produced at the Studio have won over 1,200 awards at national and international film festivals.

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Educational Film Studio, we invite you to a unique jubilee screening, the program of which includes selected short films:

Glory to the bull (1971, dir. Andrzej Papuziński, 13 minut)
Miracles don\'t exist (1969, dir. Antoni Krauze, 16 minutes)
Girl with the Devil (1975, dir. Piotr Szulkin, 14 minutes)
The Primer (1976, dir. Wojciech Wiszniewski, 8 minutes)
Men (1969, dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz, 8,5 minutes)
Ant Trails (1956, dir. Stanisław Kokesz, 10 minutes)
Modern Pentathlon (1975, dir. Bogdan Dziworski, 8 minutes)
Hear my cry (1991, dir. Maciej Drygas, 46 minutes)

MEN GLORY TO THE BULL MIRACLES DON'T EXIST GIRL WITH THE DEVIL THE PRIMER ANT TRAILS MODERN PENTATHLON HEAR MY CRY
18.09.2019
Rock’n’Roll Eddie
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 101 min

direction: Tomasz Szafrański

written by Tomasz Szafrański
director of photography Michał Grabowski
music Fred Emory Smith
production design Andrzej Kowalczyk
costume design Zuzanna Markiewicz
make-up Dorota Hayto, Maria Ciernioch
sound Radosław Ochnio, Wojciech Ślusarz
edited by Adam Kwiatek
casting by Alina Trybiłło-Falana
cast Weronika Kaczmarczyk, Szymon Radzimierski, Kamila Bujalska, Alicja Dąbrowska, Maciej Makowski, Mikołaj Grabowski, Łukasz Matecki, Janusz Andrzejewski
production Dogoda Mediaproducer Marcin Ksobiech, Paweł Jadczak co-produced by Estrada Poznańska, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Wojewódzki Dom Kultury w Rzeszowie, New Wave Film, Studio Fonograf, CETA, Avantgarde Film Studio
executive producer Marcin Ksobiech, Paweł Jadczak
production manager Paweł Jadczak
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Miasto Białystok, Poznan Film Commission, Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe, Podkarpacki Fundusz Filmowy
distributed by Dystrybucja Mówi Serwis

16.09.2019
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20.09.2019
AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT. WHAT DISINCENTIVISES FROM “INCENTIVES”?
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 120 min
A panel dedicated to the most common problems related to the application procedure for audiovisual production support. The most important rules for applying for co-financing will be presented and we will analyze a model application. Guests: Małgorzata Szczepkowska-Kalemba (Head of Film Production and Film Project Development Department, Polish Film Institute), Małgorzata Gąska (Main Accountant of the Polish Film Institute), Marta Galińska (Law Department Solicitor, Polish Film Institute)

20.09. 14.00-16.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Omega Room
20.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
All for My Mother
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 103 min
Ola is seventeen. Boyish moves, hair falling over her big blue eyes all the time. Bitten nails, arms covered in scars from self-mutilation. Because of her regular running away from the orphanage, the court has placed her at a youth detention centre. She’s got no fancy clothes or expensive phone. Unlike other girls, she refuses to provide any sexual services to the caretaker in exchange for cigarettes or small sums of money. The only thing she wants is to get her mother back. The girl is an ardent athlete. She believes that once she starts being successful at sports events, her mother will find her. Because she is so “separate” from the world, she becomes a victim of violence.

direction: Małgorzata Imielska

written by Małgorzata Imielska
director of photography Tomasz Naumiuk
music Włodek Pawlik
production design Katarzyna Filimoniuk
costume design Małgorzata Trzaskowska
make-up Pola Guźlińska
sound Artur Kuczkowski, Postprodukcja Kacper Habisiak
edited by Agnieszka Glińska
casting by Paweł Czajor, Konrad Bugaj
cast Zofia Domalik, Halina Rasiakówna, Maria Sobocińska, Adam Cywka, Dobromir Dymecki, Jowita Budnik, Malwina Laska, Katarzyna Wajda
production Naima Film
producers Wojciech Kabarowski, Jerzy Kapuściński
co-produced by TVP, Warmińsko-Mazurski Fundusz Filmowy, Zachodniopomorski Fundusz Filmowy Pomerania Film, Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, Coloroffon, Dreamsound
production manager Magdalena Tomanek
co-financed by Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

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21.09.2019
Sail your movie from Gdynia into the world with Transatlantyk Pro
  • WARSZTATY
  • 60 min
How to choose festivals from outside the "big three"? Which film events should you include in the program? How to interest your event programmer in your movie, where to get to know it and should you always rely on the sales agent\'s opinion (if you even managed to get one)? About this and other nuances of the world of international festivals we\'ll hear from the Director of Programming at the Transatlantyk Festival Joanna Łapińska and programmer and coordinator of industry events of the Transatlantyk Festival Ola Salwa. The meetings will take the form of individual consultations during which we will talk about the possibilities and opportunities for foreign screenings for a specific film. Registration required.

16-21.09.2019

Mercure Gdynia Centre
16.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Zapis zbrodni
  • CZYSTA KLASYKA. IN MEMORIAM
  • 85 min

direction: Andrzej Trzos-Rastawiecki

18.09.2019
The Iron Bridge
  • KONKURS GŁÓWNY
  • 84 min
When delegating tasks to the miners working underground, Kacper the foreman sends his friend Oskar off to the most distant parts of the pit so that he can have more time meeting Oskar’s wife, Magda. During one of such meetings, the lovers are interrupted by a call from the mine - there was a quake of unusual force and there’s no contact with the crews working underground. Nobody knows what’s happened to Oskar either. The methane being released makes it impossible to ge to the trapped man and so, convinced by Kacper, the head of the rescue operation decides to reach him by drilling a hole from the surface, like it was done during the famous operation in Chile. The lovers throw themselves right in the middle of the action in hope of saving their friend but also their conscience.

The film is the director’s feature-length debut.

direction: Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska

written by Monika Jordan-Młodzianowskadirector of photography Piotr Kukla NSC-PSC
music Andrey Dergachev
production design Michał Hrisulidis
costume design Małgorzata Karpiuk
make-up Alina Janerka
sound Wacław Pilkowski, Kacper Habisiak, Marcin Kasiński
edited by Bartosz Pietras
casting by Monika Jordan-Młodzianowska
cast Julia Kijowska, Bartłomiej Topa, Łukasz Simlat, Andrzej Konopka, Cezary Łukaszewicz
production Autograf Karol Wożbiński
producer Anna Wereda
co-produced by Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny, TVP, Dreamsound, MX35, Studio Orka
executive producer Anna Wereda
production manager Anna Wereda
co-financed by Polski Instytut Kultury Filmowej

17.09.2019
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21.09.2019
Zgniłe uszy
  • PANORAMA KINA POLSKIEGO
  • 60 min

direction:  Piotr Dylewski

16.09.2019
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18.09.2019
20.09.2019
Technological changes and the future of cinematography - streaming platforms and new trends on the market
  • GDYNIA INDUSTRY
  • 60 min
Where will we watch movies in 10 years? Will film premieres move from movie theaters to our computer screens? What will the cinema of the next decade look like and is it prepared for the challenges it faces? During the panel, we will consider how technological changes and new fields of operation affect the future of cinema. Guests: Radosław Śmigulski (General Director of the Polish Film Institute), Leszek Bodzak (Aurum Film), Piotr Ochalski (TVN Player).

20.09. 12.00-13.00

Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Omega Room
20.09.2019
  • 17. Hotel Mercure Gdynia Centrum
Sophie\'s Ordinary Life
  • PLENER FILMOWY
  • 19 min
Sophie has bad luck in life. She is a romantic, she doesn’t like her job and everyday, little inconveniences meet her. Real trouble starts when she meets her ex partner from whom she once ran away to another city. In the beginning, the girl believes in his transformation but their relationship turns into a string of fights and verbal abuse again. Sophie decides for a final resolution – she calls on her father.

direction: Dominika Gnatek

written by Dominika Gnatek
director of photography Mariusz Rychłowski
production design Anna Żak
costume design Anna Szwec
make-up Marta Wieczorek
sound Aleksandra Wyszyńska, Paweł Szygendowski
edited by Nikodem Chabior
casting by Dominika Gnatek
cast Karolina Czarnecka, Julian Świeżewski, Małgorzata Moskalewicz, Andrzej Konopka, Michał Gadomski
production Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach
production manager Anna Oryl

współfinansowanie / co-financed by | Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej

dystrybucja / distributed by | Wydział Radia i Telewizji im. Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego Uniwersytetu Śląskiego w Katowicach

21.09.2019
  • 20. PLAC GRUNWALDZKI
THE ZANUSSIS’ FAMILY LIFE. CONVERSATIONS WITH ELŻBIETA AND KRZYSZTOF Barbara Gruszka-Zych, Krzysztof Zanussi, Elżbieta Zanuss
  • KSIĄŻKI
  • 60 min
The first book exploring a little-known private life of Krzysztof and Elżbieta Zanussi. The prominent director has always kept this sphere in secret. His legendary reserve and aristocratic distance make him hard to pigeonhole. Barbara Gruszka-Zych’s book, however, lets the reader in on the Zanussi secret with some considerable help of his wife. It deserves special attention for this year, the director turns eighty.
18.09.2019