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July 2019
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  • Radu Jude’s ‘Everybody in Our Family’ Screens at the Romanian Cinematheque

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • July 4 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    We are pleased to celebrate the world premiere release on Blu-ray of Radu Jude’s ‘Everybody in Our Family’, with a special screening in the presence of lead actor Șerban Pavlu. The event is part of our Romanian Cinematheque programme and is organised in partnership with Second Run. A key work of the Romanian New Wave, Jude’s pressure-cooker drama is an unflinching, sometimes uncomfortable and often hilariously profane portrait of one man’s disintegrating mental health as his life and relationships crumble…

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£13
  • Volcano + ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk

    Barbican Centre

  • July 1 6:10 PM to 9:10 PM
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  • WHEN: July 1, 2019 at 6:10 PM – 9:10 PM WHERE: Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS Admission: £13.50 Book here A military interpreter becomes stranded in a small southern Ukrainian steppe town in Roman Bondarchuk’s brilliant, surreal black comedy. Set in the visually astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this multi award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers,…

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£13.50
  • New East Cinema: ‘Volcano’ (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Roman Bondarchuk

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • July 1 6:10 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    A military interpreter becomes stranded in a small southern Ukrainian steppe town in Roman Bondarchuk’s brilliant, surreal black comedy. Set in the visually astonishing borderlands of Southern Ukraine, this multi award-winning dark comedy stars Serhiy Stepansky as city boy Lukas, an interpreter from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe). Having been abandoned by his co-workers, Lukas seeks shelter with Vova (Viktor Zhdanov), a colourful local. Lukas gradually sheds his preconceptions about rural life and finds a new, unexpected happiness in…

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June 2019
£7 (concessions £5)
  • Remembering Jewish Culture in Ukraine: ‘In the Synagogue’ screening & discussion

    Bloomsbury Studio

  • June 17 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 15 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AH
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    In the Synagogue is a fascinating short film by young Ukrainian director Ivan Orlenko based on an unfinished story by Franz Kafka. One of few works by Kafka to deal with Jewish culture overtly, the story describes a strange vision of a beast that a Jewish boy experiences while praying in a synagogue, a metaphor which could be interpreted in several ways. One of Ukraine’s brightest young directors, Ivan Orlenko, has adapted Kafka’s fragment into a 30-minute film, shot entirely…

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May 2019
FREE
  • The Trial: The State of Russia vs Oleg Sentsov

    School of Arts, Birkbeck College

  • May 21 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
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    WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 2 PM – 5 PM WHERE: Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD London, United Kingdom Admission: FREE. Reserve your places here Askold Kurov’s documentary follows the show trial of Ukrainian film maker and activist Oleg Sentsov, arrested by the Russian secret services in 2014 for his opposition to the annexation of Crimea. Sentsov rejects the role of a scapegoat and accuses the accusers themselves. The film analyses the workings of the repressive Russian…

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Free
  • “One and a Half Prince” (Lungu, 2018) for Belgravia’s Romanian Cinematheque

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • May 14 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    The series of UK premieres at our Romanian Cinematheque continues, in May, with Ana Lungu’s second feature film, ‘One and a Half Prince’ (2018). “A story about friendship and how it can be jeopardised by a stronger feeling, the film is a touching exploration of how we are always better off in the company of friends we trust.” – Ștefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa “There’s a uninhibited, casual intimacy to this portrait of a trio of friends. ” – Wendy Ide, Screen…

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£7 + booking fee
  • Soldiering on: Czech Freedom Fighters in Great Britain 1940 -1945

    Czech Embassy Cinema

  • May 7 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QY
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    Following the 1939 occupation of Czechoslovakia and French capitulation, more than 4,000 Czechoslovak soldiers arrived in Britain during the summer of 1940 to fight alongside the British. Refugee filmmakers Jiri Weiss and Karel Lamač captured the faces of fellow countrymen (including those stationed at Cholmondeley Castle and the 311 Squadron Coastal Command), as they undertook arduous duties and domestic work such as doing the laundry, peeling potatoes and exercising. With rare footage ranging from the life of a pilot and…

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April 2019
£12.50 (£11.50)
  • White Paradise + live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • April 28 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    The UK premiere of a restored box office hit from 1924 starring Anny Ondra and Karel Lamač in the role of naïve orphan Nina and escaped convict Ivan. In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina (Anny Ondra) serves customers in a coaching inn, quarrelling with its owner, while Ivan (Karel Lamač), who has been jailed for embezzlement, escapes from prison to bring medicine to his dying mother. Hiding from the pursuing police in the inn’s cellar, Ivan meets…

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£12.50 /£11.50
  • White Paradise + live musical accompaniment by Tomáš Vtípil

    Barbican Cinema 1

  • April 28 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • Silk St. EC2Y 8DS
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    The UK premiere of a restored box office hit from 1924 starring Anny Ondra and Karel Lamač in the role of naïve orphan Nina and escaped convict Ivan. In the snowy landscape of a desolate region, the orphan Nina (Anny Ondra) serves customers in a coaching inn, quarrelling with its owner, while Ivan (Karel Lamač), who has been jailed for embezzlement, escapes from prison to bring medicine to his dying mother. Hiding from the pursuing police in the inn’s cellar, Ivan meets…

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  • DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa: in UK cinemas from 26 April 2019

  • April 26 8:00 AM to July 8 5:00 PM
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  • Donbass, from director Sergei Loznitsa (A Gentle Creature), winner of the Cannes ‘Un Certain Regard’ Prize for Best Director at the 2018 festival, will be released in cinemas nationwide (UK & Ireland) from 26 April 2019. In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred…

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FREE
  • Hailing the Female Gaze: A Focus on Women Directors at the Romanian Cinematheque

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • April 23 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    Tuesday 23 April 2019, 19.00 – UK Premiere A Mere Breath/ Doar o răsuflare by Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan + Stuck on Christmas / Captivi de Crăciundirected by Iulia Rugină   Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan is a producer, director and co-founder of the ‘4 Proof Film’ production company in Bucharest. Her production The Cage (directed by Adrian Sitaru) won the DAAD Short Film Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Her work with director Adrian Sitaru continued with the feature length productions Best Intentions and…

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£12/£11
  • NEW EAST CINEMA: Women of the Gulag (15*) + ScreenTalk with director Marianna Yarovskaya

    Barbican Cinema 2

  • April 23 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    A collection of unique and candid interviews with women who survived the Stalin’s repression of the 1930s. Marianna Yarovskaya’s documentary tells the compelling and tragic stories of six female survivors of the Gulag. It was shortlisted for the Oscar for Best Documentary – Short Subject. While Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago largely tells of the men caught in Stalin’s camps and special settlements for “crimes against the state”, this acclaimed film features six women, all in their eighties and nineties, who tell their stories while…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: CLOSING GALA – COLD WAR EXPERIENCE

    Baltic Restaurant

  • April 18 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
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  • 74 Blackfriars Road , London, SE1 8HA
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    18 APR, 20:30 BALTIC RESTAURANT ICA, Baltic Restaurant & Bar and the Polish Cultural Institute in London present the Closing Gala of the 2019 Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, featuring a screening of Cold War followed by a 1960s dinner party and live jazz concert. Following the COLD WAR screening at ICA, we invite you to immerse yourself in the chic Cold War era with our dinner party at Baltic Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy a gourmet menu of iconic Polish dishes…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: CLOSING GALA – COLD WAR SCREENING (Pawlikowski, 2018) + Q&A with Paweł Pawlikowski

    ICA

  • April 18 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    18 APR, 18:15 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: FRANCE/POLAND/UK In Poland’s early postwar, pianist and musicologist Wiktor (Tomasz Kot) puts together a choral ensemble of traditional folk performers, including the enigmatically unruly Zula (Joanna Kulig). Over the next two decades, a stormy love affair ebbs and flows between the two, set against the black-andwhite backdrop of two oppositional Europes in Poland and France. A tragic romance, full of gorgeously understated sensuality, melancholy musical numbers and spine-tingling humanity. Cold War…

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£12 / £11 for single screen bookings
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Diagnosis” (Podgórska, 2018) + Q&A with Ewa Podgórska

    ICA

  • April 17 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    17 APR, 20:30 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND Against the backdrop of a once-bustling, now deserted metropolis, a therapist begins to examine the urban unconscious of his patients. He starts slowly, with the innocuous question of what sort of animal the patients’ hometown would be, before becoming increasingly personal. In her debut documentary feature, Ewa Podgórska creates a hypnotic portrait that swings between drifting images of a nameless city and the entwined intimacies of the human psyche. The…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Via Carpatia” (Kochańska & Bajon, 2018)

    Watermans Cinema

  • April 17 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 40 High Street, Brentford, TW8 0DS
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    17 APR, 20:30 WATERMANS ART CENTRE YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND/MACEDONIA/CZECH REPUBLIC Julia (Julia Kijowska) and Piotr (Piotr Borowski) are an affluent middle-class couple who have been looking forward to taking an all-inclusive holiday. Their plans come to an abrupt end when Piotr’s mother asks them to bring home her displaced father who has been living in a refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border. As they make the 2000-kilometre trip to the Balkans, the couple are increasingly pushed out…

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£12.50/£10
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “53 Wars” (Bukowska, 2018) + Q&A with Grażyna Jagielska and Wojciech Jagielski

    Frontline Club

  • April 16 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 13 Norfolk Pl, London, W2 1QJ
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    16 APR, 19:00 FRONTLINE CLUB YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND Anka (Magdalena Popławska) is married to Witek (Michał Żurawski), an acclaimed war journalist who spends most of his time away from home reporting on nascent conflicts in the Caucasus and Afghanistan. The horrors of Witek’s profession are soon transposed to Anka’s domestic reality as her psyche becomes increasingly fractured, both by a fear for her husband’s fate and the inequitable expectations of a woman’s role at home. Based partly…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Interrogartion of Pilot Pirx” (Piestrak, 1979)

    Barbican Centre, Cinema 3

  • April 16 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 16 APR, 18:45 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1979 COUNTRY: ​POLAND/USSR An electronics corporation sends Pilot Pirx (Sergei Desnitsky) on a secret test flight around Saturn, where he commands a mixed group of humans and androids. Pirx soon discovers an ulterior motive for the mission – to test the androids’ capabilities with the hope that they will ultimately replace human astronauts. After a near-fatal crisis, Pirx’s human wits are pitted against those of the near-perfect machines. This adaptation of Lem’s short…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Fugue” (Smoczyńska, 2018)

    BFI Southbank

  • April 15 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
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  • London, United Kingdom
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    15 APR, 00:00 BFI SOUTHBANK YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: CZECH REPUBLIC/POLAND/SLOVAKIA Alicja (Gabriela Muskała) lives a fiercely independent life in Warsaw, with no recollection of what came before. After she is diagnosed with dissociative fugue, the one-time wife, daughter and mother unwillingly returns to her estranged family in Lower Silesia. The intense pressure of being a familiar stranger soon gives way to further psychological terror, as Alicja slowly rediscovers who she once was and what she may have unwittingly…

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£10/£8
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Third Part of the Night” (Żuławski, 1971)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 14 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    14 APR, 20:00 CLOSE UP CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1971 COUNTRY: POLAND During the Nazi occupation of Poland, German soldiers kill Michał’s (Leszek Teleszyński) wife, son and mother. After an attempt to join the resistance goes awry, Michał meets a pregnant widow (Małgorzata Braunek) who bears an uncanny resemblance to his murdered wife. A guilt-ridden stab at atonement leads Michał to become a lice feeder in order to support the widow and her newborn. The Third Part of the Night…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Solyaris” (Ishimbaeva & Nirenburg)

    Barbican Centre

  • April 14 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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  • 14 APR, 15:00 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: USSR COUNTRY: USSR When Dr Kris Kelvin (Vasiliy Lanovoy) arrives at the Solaris space station, he discovers a deeply traumatised crew. Haunting apparitions are slowly driving them mad, seemingly emanating from the mind of the sentient ocean planet they have been researching. Soon enough, Kelvin is forced to deal with his own guilt-ridden past, as his dead wife appears in his sleeping quarters. The first adaptation of Lem’s novel Solaris, this rare black-and-white…

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£10/£8
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Hourglass Sanatorium” (Has, 1973)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 13 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    13 APR, 18:00 CLOSE UP CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1973 COUNTRY: POLAND Józef (Jan Nowicki) travels to the sanatorium where his father (Taduesz Kondrat) is staying. Upon arrival, he discovers a ruinous wonderland where time slowly drips away and the borders between dreams, memories and fantasies are never quite clear. Inspired by the literature of Bruno Schulz, The Hourglass Sanatorium captures the mystical poetics of an author characterised by labyrinthine surrealism. Although the Polish authorities forbid Wojciech Has from submitting…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Hands Up!” (Skolimowski, 1981)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 13 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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    13 APR, 18:00 CLOSE UP CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1981 COUNTRY: FRANCE/POLAND A group of former university friends reunite in the cattle truck of a freight train, where they reminisce about the brutal realities of Stalinism during their student days (and reflect on what’s become of them). Banned by Communist censors upon its original completion in 1967, Hands Up! was finally released in 1981 with an additional metatextual prologue that riffs on the film’s troubled history. The surrealism of the…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Silent Star” (Maetzig, 1960)

    Barbican Centre, Cinema 3

  • April 13 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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  • 13 APR, 16:00 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1960 COUNTRY: POLAND/EAST GERMANY After a mysterious flight recorder found in the Gobi Desert is traced to the planet Venus, an international space crew is dispatched to decipher its message and discover what has become of the alien civilisation. This high-budget adaptation of Lem’s first novel The Astronauts is notable for its inspired set design of a post-apocalyptic alien landscape and its memorable robot helper Omega. It was also the world’s first sci-fi…

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£10/£8.80
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “On the Silver Globe” (Żuławski, 1988)

    The Horse Hospital

  • April 12 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Colonnade, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1JD
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    12 APR, 19:00 THE HORSE HOSPITAL YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1988 COUNTRY: POLAND With Earth’s civilisation in decay, a team of astronauts are sent to populate a new planet. The last original survivor Jerzy (Jerzy Trela) is treated by the emergent feudal society as a demi-god, and sends a video diary back to Earth before his death. Hundreds of years later, the video is found. Marek (Andrzej Seweryn) is sent to explore the planet, where the violent human civilisation is at…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE – BFF” (Nenow & de la Fuente, 2018)

    QUEENS FILM THEATRE

  • April 12 6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 20 University Square, Belfast, BT7 1PA
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    12 APR, 18:45 QUEENS FILM THEATRE YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: BELGIUM/SPAIN/GERMANY/POLAND/HUNGARY As Angola decolonises from Portuguese rule in 1975, a power struggle erupts between rival independence groups. Ryszard (Mirosław Haniszewski), a young foreign correspondent from the Polish Press Agency, travels to the front lines to illuminate the daily horrors and human stories behind the conflict. Based on the real-life experiences that acclaimed Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuściński documented in his book of the same name, Another Day of Life is…

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£12 / £11 for single screen bookings
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “End of Life” (Bruce & Wojtasik, 2018)

    ICA

  • April 11 8:45 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • The Mall SW1Y5AH
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    11 APR, 20:45 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: GREECE/USA How do we respond to the impending inevitability of death? Might it, in fact, be possible to experience a ‘good death’? End of Life took four years to complete, during which the directors trained as end-of-life doulas and filmed hundreds of hours of interactions with their subjects. The result is an intimate meditation that focuses on the bodies and living spaces of five individuals approaching death, capturing the temporal poetics…

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£10.50
  • KINOTEKA 2019: LEM SHORTS PROGRAMME + SCREENTALK

    Barbican Centre

  • April 11 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
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  • 11 APR, 18:45 BARBICAN YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1968/2010 ROLY POLYDirector: Andrzej Wajda Writer: Stanisław Lem Cast: Bogumił Kobiela, Anna Prucnal Poland, 1968, 30 min Two rally car drivers, Ryszard (Bogumił Kobiela) and Tomasz, end up in hospital following a crash. Ryszard survives after being transplanted 48.5% of Tomasz’s body, which leads the insurance company to declare Tomasz ‘incompletely deceased’ and refuse to pay out life insurance to his widow. This tragicomedy was adapted from a Lem radio play, marking a…

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£12 / £11 for single screen bookings
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “LOVE EXPRESS. THE DISAPPEARANCE OF WALERIAN BOROWCZYK” (Mikurda, 2018)

    ICA

  • April 11 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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    11 APR, 18:30 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND/ESTONIA Walerian Borowczyk is perhaps one of the most well-known Polish artists in the West, popular for his early animated films and a series of French productions. From the height of his fame in the 1970s, Borowczyk took a sharp tumble, being labelled as a pornographer for his depictions of subversive eroticism. Love Express draws on interviews with the likes of Terry Gilliam, Bertrand Bonello, Andrzej Wajda and Slavoj Žižek in…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Nina” (Chajdas, 2018) + Q&A with director Olga Chajdas

    BFI Southbank

  • April 10 8:10 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • London, United Kingdom
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    Nina (Julia Kijowska) and Wojtek (Andrzej Konopka) are a mismatched couple who hope that having a child will save their failing marriage. They need a surrogate and come across Magda (Eliza Rycembel), a self-assured, independent lesbian woman. Nina soon starts to feel an intoxicating attraction to Magda, which complicates the potential surrogacy. Shot in beautiful soft-focus, Nina is an energetic and frank depiction of the twists and turns of romantic intimacy. The film netted awards at the Rotterdam International Film…

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£12 / £11 for single screen bookings
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “My Friend, the Polish Girl” (Banaszkiewicz & Dymek, 2018)

    ICA

  • April 9 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    09 APR, 18:30 ICA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND/UK American filmmaker Katie (Emma Friedman- Cohen) sets out to create a documentary about the lives of migrants in post-Brexit referendum London. She casts aspiring Polish actress Alicja (Aneta Piotrowska) as the main figure of her documentary, instructing her to simply act as if the camera isn’t there. A visual mix of cinéma vérité and video blogging, My Friend the Polish Girl also raises questions about the role of truth and…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Monument” (Szelc, 2018) + Q&A with director Jagoda Szelc

    BFI Southbank

  • April 9 12:00 PM
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    09 APR, 00:00 BFI SOUTHBANK YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND A group of students arrive at a remote hotel for their internship. At this provincial outpost – somewhere between The Shining and The Hourglass Sanatorium – they discover a surprisingly strict manager and some unexpected services on offer. As the students attempt to deal with their new reality, the impulse of bloody hysteria scratches away at their sanity. Jagoda Szelc’s second film is a deeply unsettling psychological horror, disorienting…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Family Life” (Zanussi, 1971)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 8 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM
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    08 APR, 20:15 CLOSE UP CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1971 COUNTRY: POLAND Wit (Daniel Olbrychski) reluctantly returns to his family home when he is asked to take care of his gravely-ill father (Jan Kreczmar). Upon entering the dark confines of a house that he has not visited in six years, Wit is again exposed to the idiosyncratic pathologies of his father, sister and aunt. Family Life is a reflection on the emotional claustrophobia of familial bonds and the seeming inability…

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£11/£8/£7 for single screening
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Ether” (Zanussi, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 7 7:50 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    07 APR, 19:50 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND/UKRAINE/HUNGARY/LITHUANIA/ITALY A Polish doctor (Jacek Poniedziałek) working in the Russian Empire uses ether to rape a woman, accidentally murdering her. By a stroke of unjust luck, he is reassigned to a border fortress in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where he continues his chemical experiments as the subtle murmurings of a barbaric upcoming war beckon him to increasingly immoral ends. In Ether, Krzysztof Zanussi again tackles the moral anxiety that results…

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£11/£8/£7 for single screening
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “The Butler” (Bajon 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 7 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    07 APR, 17:00 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND When his mother dies, Kashubian boy Mateusz (Sebastian Fabijański) is taken in by the Prussian aristocrat Gerda von Krauss (Anna Radwan). In her palace, a love affair blossoms between Mateusz and the Countess’s daughter Marita (Marianna Zydek), while the boy’s godfather Bazyli (Janusz Gajos) is a Kashub patriot fighting against Prussian influence in his homeland. An epic costume drama, The Butler spans four decades during which ethnic tensions…

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£11/£8/£7 for single screening
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “A Cat with a Dog” (Kondratiuk, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 7 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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    07 APR, 15:00 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018, COUNTRY: POLAND Film director Janusz (Robert Więckiewicz) has a strained relationship with his older brother Andrzej (Olgierd Łukaszewicz), the creator of a cult comedy from the 1970s. When Andrzej becomes paralysed by a stroke, it’s up to Janusz and his wife (Bożena Stachura) to take care of the brother in need, in spite of their differences. Inspired by the director’s real relationship with his late brother, this bittersweet comedy blends…

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£11/£8/£7 for single screening
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “JOURNEY FOR ONE SMILE” (Jędryka, 1972) + WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 7 12:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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    07 APR, 12:00 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1972 COUNTRY: POLAND Two teenage cousins, Duduś (Filip Łobodziński) and Poldek (Henryk Gołębiewski), are due to take a train to the seaside for their summer holidays. By a stroke of bad luck, they lose their money at the train station and decide instead to hitch-hike the long journey across the whole of Poland from Kraków to Hel. They have numerous adventures on their travels, learning something about themselves along the way.…

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£11/£8/£7 for single screening
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “7 Emotions” (Koterski, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 6 8:20 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    06 APR, 20:20 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND On the advice of his psychotherapist, Adaś (Michał Koterski) returns to his childhood to explore the seven basic emotions and understand better how his upbringing has impacted his adult life. Through experiencing the absurd trials and tribulations of youth once again, Adaś shines a painful if irresistibly funny light on child-adult relationships. Described by one critic as a cross between House and Witold Gombrowicz, 7 Emotions is a…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Playing Hard” ( Dębska, 2018)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 6 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    06 APR, 18:30 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2018 COUNTRY: POLAND Dorota (Agata Kulesza) is a top prosecutor who uses her legal immunity – and her husband’s political capital – to conceal her illicit behaviour under the influence of alcohol. Magda (Maria Dębska) studies hard at university, but parties hard when she’s not in class. Teresa (Dorota Kolak) is a respected paediatric surgeon whose drunkenness at work has led her to lose contact with her family. For each of…

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  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Silent Night” (Domalewski, 2017)

    Regent St. Cinema

  • April 6 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
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  • 309 Regent St. W1B 2UW
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    06 APR, 16:30 REGENT STREET CINEMA YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 2017 COUNTRY: POLAND Adam (Dawid Ogrodnik) has been working in The Netherlands to save money for his girlfriend (Agnieszka Suchora) and incoming baby. On Christmas Eve, he pays a surprise visit to his family home in Poland, where a night of vodka-fuelled family revelations and dramatic falling-outs unfold across the course of Christmas dinner. Silent Night depicts the necessary complexities of familial bonds and, in a neat touch, also explores issues…

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