CinePolska rejoining movies about courage will visit seven Romanian cities and one in the Republic of Moldova this spring. So, cinemagoers from Brașov, Timișoara, Galați, Bălți and Iași can see some of the best recent Polish movies in March, while the films will be screened in Oradea, Târgu-Mureș and Cluj-Napoca in April.
The first screenings are scheduled on March 17.
“Most of the film presented at this year’ edition of CinePOLSKA are presenting real stories. By seeing them, you can meet less known events from Poland’s and Europe’s history, but also people attending them,” said Agnieszka Skieterska, the director of the Polish Institute in Bucharest, which organizes the CinePOLSKA event.
The Days of the Polish Film kick off with „The Gods” movie, a story about Zbigniew Religa, an eminent heart surgeon who set up the grounds, on his own forces, of a heart transplant program in Poland in the early 80s. The movie made in the Hollywood style by young director Lukasz Palkowski, was awarded the big prize at Gdynia Polish Films Festival in Poland.
One of the most important Polish super-productions in the past years, „Warsaw 44”, directed by 34-year-old director Jan Komasa, is the next movie screened, an epic story of a young generation who took part in the Warsaw Uprising in 1944, which is addressing the young audience on the youth heroism using language, music and images familiar to the contemporary spectator.
The third movie in the programme is a comedy frequently compared to ‚dark chocolate’. „The Citizen” by Jerzy Stuhr, famous actor and filmmaker, is laughing at Poland’s historical mythology. Stuhr himself has the leading part, starring as an ordinary ‘grey’ citizen, who is sliding through the Poland’s events of the past 50 years, looking at the Poles with a harsh, critical eye. The film won two awards at the International Film Festival in Cluj last year, for the best film and for the best script. Gdynia festival awarded it the special prize for the courage of approaching difficult topics.
Where and where?
Brașov, March 17th-19th, Patria Cinema (50A 15 Noiembrie Boulevard), 8 p.m.
Timișoara, March 24th-26th, Eugen Todoran Central University Library (4A Vasile Pârvan boulevard), 6 p.m.
Galați, March 25th-27th, Visual Art Museum (7 Tecuci street, block V3), 6 p.m.
Bălți (R.of Moldova), March 31st –April 2nd, Alecu Russo State University, Polyvalent Hall (38 Puskin st.), 11:10 and 14:10.
Iași, March 31st –April 2nd, Mihai Ursachi House (Copou Park, I Carol boulevard), 18:30.
Oradea, April 7th-9th, Partium University (27 Primariei st.), 7 p.m.
Târgu Mureș, April 8th-10th, Arta Cinema (35-37 Trandafirilor Square), 8 p.m.
Cluj-Napoca, April 14th-16th, Victoria Cinema (51 Eroilor boulevard), 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.