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Polish Film Festival

When:

Sun 24 Nov 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm
Wed 27 Nov 2019, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm

Where: Lido Cinemas, 675 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $22.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: erinl6b

Polish Cinema In Australia, Inc is proud to announce its line-up for the seventh annual Polish Film Festival, showcasing the best of Poland’s filmmaking—plus a special screening of an Australian documentary—over two November weeks in Melbourne, with Festival highlights screening in early December for Sydney audiences.

Setting the tone of quality, award-winning festival programming, opening the Festival will be Academy Award® nominated director Agnieszka Holland’s acclaimed biopic, Mr Jones, which had its Australian premiere at this year’s Melbourne International Film Festival and received Best Film nominations at the 2019 Polish Film Festival (Golden Lion) at the Berlin International Film Festival (Golden Berlin Bear).

Starring James Norton, Joseph Mawle, Peter Sarsgaard and Vanessa Kirby, Mr Jones is a compelling and powerful film about Welsh journalist Gareth Jones and his efforts to expose Soviet atrocities in the 1930s.

Another highlight will be Australia-based director Simon Target introducing his insightful documentary, The Polish Missionaries, featuring music by Cezary Skubiszewski.

Also screening will be Jacek Borcuch’s Dolce Fine Giornata starring: "the dame of Polish cinema" and best Sundance 2019 Actor Award winner Krystyna Janda; multi-award winning director Filip Bajon’s beautifully crafted, epic period drama, The Butler; Werewolf, a disturbing World War II thriller by writer-director Adrian Panec; 53 Wars, Ewa Bukowska’s evocative psychological drama adapted from the autobiographical novel by Grażyna Jagielska; Kinga Debska’s “Best Film” nominated Playing Hard ; Olga Chajda’s outstanding directorial debut, the acclaimed LBGTQIA sensual drama, Nina; multi-award-winning director Wojtek Smarzowski’s controversial box office hit, Clergy; and last but not least, based upon the Italian hit comedy Perfect Strangers", Tadeusz Sliwa’s Nie znajomi (NB: in Polish only – no English subtitles).