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June 2019
£10
  • WESELE / WEDDING A one-woman participatory cabaret

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 7 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    Preceded by Seminar Talk, part of UCL Festival of Culture. Friday, 7 June 2019 Seminar: 6.30pm Show: 7.30pm Rich Mix 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA BOOK NOW Wesele / Wedding written and performed by Margot Przymierska, developed with and directed by Patrizia Paolini is a participatory cabaret extravaganza rooted in the European tradition of absurdist political comedy with a Polish-English love story at heart. It’s the last Polish-English wedding before the Brexit-imposed borders close around the UK, sealing…

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£20/£10 + booking fee
  • Spectacle ‘They’ by Stanislaw Witkiewicz: a dark comedy in London

    Theatro Technis

  • June 3 7:30 PM to June 8 9:00 PM
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  • 26 Crowndale Road NW1 1 TT;
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    3-8 June, 7.30pm Theatro Technis 26 Crowndale Road, London, NW1 1 TT BOOK NOW They (Oni), was written in 1920 by the iconic Polish playwright S.I. Witkiewicz as a response to the convulsions of the Bolshevik Revolution and the first World War. It is an early absurdist dark comedy in which a secret government is attempting to bring about the death of art in order to easier control the people.We believe this play to be of particular interest to lovers…

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£10 on the door. Advance £8. Students £5
  • Tomasz Zyrmont Trio feat. Sean Kha concert

    Polish Jazz Cafe, POSK

  • June 1 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St , London, W6 ORF
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    at Jazz Cafe POSK Saturday 1 June 2019, 7.30pm Jazz Cafe POSK 238-246 King St, London, W6 0RF BOOK NOW The Tomasz Zyrmont Trio was founded in London in 2011. Same year they were invited to perform at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, for the closing reception of London’s Polish Presidency of the Council of EU. They also participated in other London’s events such as: Polish Music Week 2013 (Yamaha Music London), POSK’s 50th Anniversary at Jazz Cafe…

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May 2019
£29.50-£14.50
  • Polish female composer Grażyna Bacewicz at Kings Place

    King's Place

  • May 23 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
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    Southbank Sinfonia will play Bacewicz, Górecki and Lutoslawski 23 May 2019, 7.30pm Kings Place 90 York Way London N1 9AG BOOK NOW A force of nature, Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz wrote seven violin concertos, eight quartets and four symphonies. ‘I run, not walk,’ she said. ‘I speak fast, even my pulse beats faster than normal.’ Lutosławski said, ‘She was born with an incredible wealth of musical talent, an almost fanatical zeal and unwavering faith in her mission.’ Asked if her…

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  • Into the Forest – Writing ‘Kozlowski’

    Ognisko Polskie

  • May 17 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Author Jane Rogoyska in conversation with writer and journalist Boyd Tonkin Friday 17 May, 7pm for 7.30pm Ognisko Polskie – The Polish Hearth Club 55 Princes Gate South Kensington London SW7 2PN Tickets tbc In this heartbreaking novel, Jane Rogoyska writes with tragic power about one of the last century’s foulest crimes – Stalin’s mass murder of his Polish prisoners in 1940. – Neal Ascherson From acclaimed biographer and filmmaker Jane Rogoyska, Kozłowski: a new novel that explores the tragedy…

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FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL
  • Taste Art! A Multi-sensory Evening of Eastern European Gems

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • May 16 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    an evening of immersive art and music Thursday 16 May 2019, 7-9pm Romanian Cultural Institute 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH FREE BUT BOOKING ESSENTIAL Join a sensational evening of immersive art and music to celebrate Contemporary Lynx Magazine’s latest issue. The event brings together Romanian performance artist Alex Mirutziu and Polish visual artist Piotr Krzymowski, who will be presenting their latest projects. The evening will be rounded off with a live DJ set offered by Adrian Magrys of Lanquidity Records,…

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Adv £12 / Door £15
  • Butoh Techno spectacle on UK tour

    IKLECTIK

  • May 15 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
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  • Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE1 7LG
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    traditional Japanese dance + free improvised music + live visuals  Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 8.00 pm The Rose Hill 70-71 Rosehill Terrace Brighton, BN1 4JJ BOOK NOW Wednesday 15 May 2019, 8.00 pm IKLECTIK Old Paradise Yard20 Carlisle Lane, London, SE17LGADV BOOK NOW Thursday 16 May 2019, 7.30 pm FUSE Art Space 5-7 Rawson PlaceBradford, BD1 3QQADV BOOK NOW Formed three years ago out of a collaboration between the Poland based Shepherds of Cats and Japanese pianist and vocalist Aya…

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£5
  • Flow and Nina Anto

    The Fiddler's Elbow

  • May 15 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 1 Malden Rd, London, NW5 3HS
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    Polish singer-songwriters bound onto the London scene Wednesday 15th of May 2019, 7.30pm The Fiddler’s Elbow1 Malden Rd, London NW5 3HS Tickets: £5 available on the door FLOW Flow is an artist from Warsaw, who uniquely combines dirty street poetry and delicate feminine sensuality. Her first record, with the Blow’s project “If you feel …”, achieved spectacular success in Poland. Currently, it is considered one of the most iconic and precursory in the genre of urban music. Flow was twice…

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£16.58 – £27.24
  • Stanisław Moniuszko’s 200th Birthday

    POSK

  • May 4 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 238-246 Kings St W6 ORF
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    Gala Evening of Music in POSK Opera Saturday 4 May, 7:30pm Polish Social and Cultural Association – POSK 238-246 King St, Hammersmith London W6 0RF Tickets: £16.58 – £27.24 Book via eventbrite As part of this year’s Polish Heritage Days celebrations, POSK Opera invites you to a feast of beautiful music performed by superb Polish and British artists under the leadership of Stephen Ellery, conductor and musical director. Inspired by Stephen’s enthusiasm, POSK Opera have made it their mission to…

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£18-£40
  • Piotr Anderszewski piano concert at Wigmore Hall

    Wigmore Hall

  • May 3 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 36 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 2BP
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    celebrating pianist’s 50th Birthday Friday, 3 May 2019 7:00pm Wigomore Hall 36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP BOOK NOW A celebratory event for the popular Polish pianist who turns 50 this year and who made his Wigmore debut nearly 30 years ago. His own recording of Beethoven’s mighty set of variations won various prizes while his long relationship with the piece has been chronicled in a film by Bruno Monsaingeon.

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April 2019
Free
  • Polish visual artist Piotr Lakomy exhibition in London

    The Sunday Painter

  • April 28 10:00 AM to June 8 5:00 PM
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  • 117-119 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
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    titled One Foot Bone Box 26 April – 8 June 2019 The Sunday Painter 17-119 S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 1XA In the morning I wake up hearing pounding coming from behind the window. It grows.Normal: a bum takes the find. I approach the window. A yellow container, eight, maybe ten, two strollers, couple of already familiar faces. A few larger ones, as if too large. One is frightening: tall, hunched, with a pronounced eyebrow, prominent cheekbones, dusty complexion. A…

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  • UNIQLO TATE LATES: 140 BEATS PER MINUTE – RAVE CULTURE AND ART IN 1990s POLAND

    Tate Modern (Turbine Hall)

  • April 26 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Bankside SE1 9TG
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    26 APR, 19:00 TATE MODERN The 1990s was a time of economic and social transition in Poland. Following the end of communist rule, the country opened up to the free market and the West. This led to an acceleration in wealth and trade, which naturally had a knock-on effect for many musicians. It was now easier to get hold of musical technology; the sorts of synthesizers and computers that would herald a dynamic shift towards electronic music across all of…

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  • Polish visual artists Piotr Lakomy in London

    The Sunday Painter

  • April 26 10:00 AM to June 8 5:00 PM
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  • 117-119 South Lambeth Road SW8 1XA
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    One Foot Bone Box exhibition 26 April – 8 June 2019 The Sunday Painter 17-119 S Lambeth Rd, London SW8 1XA In the morning I wake up hearing pounding coming from behind the window. It grows.Normal: a bum takes the find. I approach the window. A yellow container, eight, maybe ten, two strollers, couple of already familiar faces. A few larger ones, as if too large. One is frightening: tall, hunched, with a pronounced eyebrow, prominent cheekbones, dusty complexion. A…

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£5 (non-members) / FREE (members)
  • Other Words Are Possible: the importance and challenges of using more than one language

    Ognisko Polskie

  • April 24 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    Marek Kohn in conversation with Maya Jaggi photo by Maria Zygogianni / Yale University Press Wednesday 24 April 2019, 7pm for 7.30pm Ognisko Polskie / The Polish Hearth Club 55 Princess Gate Exhibition Road, South Kensington London SW7 2PN Tickets: £5 (non-members) / FREE (members) Book online Using more than one language helps us to understand other people, and also to understand ourselves better. It matters more than ever, argues Marek Kohn in his new book Four Words For Friend,…

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  • Opera Salon – Anna Patalong

    Opera Salon

  • April 24 7:00 PM to April 25 9:00 PM
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  • 3c Carlisle Place, London, SW1P 1NP
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    New way to enjoy Opera! 24-25 April 2019, 7pm 3c Carlisle Place London SW1P 1NP  To enquiry about tickets please send email to amandafry@btconnect.com  Tosca – Anna Patalong (ROH, Opera Holland Park, ETO)
Scarpia – Benedict Nelson (ROH, ENO, Scottish Opera)
Cavaradossi – TBC Director – Ruth Knight
Music Director – Adam Dickson

Salon Opera is proud to present a brand new staging of Puccini’s Tosca featuring a cast of exceptionally talented young artists, Anna Patalong andBenedict Nelson, both of whom are rising stars…

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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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£14/£12/£10
  • MUSIC: Vito Ricci + Szpety – NYC-based composer performs with Warsaw-based trio

    Cafe OTO

  • April 18 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • 18–22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL United Kingdom
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    Vito Ricci + Szpety NYC-based composer performs with Warsaw-based trio 18 April 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO 18–22 Ashwin Street London E8 3DL BOOK NOW Szpety is a Warsaw-based trio of Antonina Nowacka, Gosia Zagajewska and Wojtek Kurek. Their music could be described as oniric and minimalistic, referring to the avant-garde theater & psychoacoustic audial phenomenons. It’s based on vocal improvisations, drums and electronics. Antonina and Gosia first met in Warsaw’s Teatr Powszechny where they took part in sound workshops organized…

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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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    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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  • KINOTEKA 2019: SEMINAR ON DOCUMENTARY: SCHOOL OF ŁÓDŹ & POLISH CINEMA

    ICA

  • April 18 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
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    18 APR, 16:30 ICA Organised as a part of Frames of Representation Festival, this seminar focuses on Łódź Film School and its graduates, looking at the visionary atmosphere and approach of the Łódź Film School in the past and nowadays; reflecting also on its current place within Polish cinema. Ewa Podgórska (Diagnosis), Wojciech Staroń (Argentinian Lesson, Brothers) and other guest speakers will join us to discuss the role played by the institution in the development of their work, and the…

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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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    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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    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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    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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£11/£8.80
  • KINOTEKA 2019: ON THE SILVER GLOBE – LOST IN TRANSMISSION TALK

    The Horse Hospital

  • April 13 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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  • Colonnade, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1JD
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    13 APR, 19:00 THE HORSE HOSPITAL Readings, photos, recordings and recollections with Grażyna Dyląg, Andrzej Jaroszewicz, Adam Żuławski & Daniel Bird. Who was Jerzy Żuławski? How did he come to write ‘the lunar trilogy’ upon which On the Silver Globe is based? What was it like being directed by Andrzej Żuławski? How was an expansive sci-fi world fashioned on a shoe-string budget? Why was the film shut down? How was it resurrected? Why, after more than forty years, is On…

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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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£10/£8
  • KINOTEKA 2019: “Hands Up!” (Skolimowski, 1981)

    Close-Up Film Centre

  • April 13 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  • 19 Sclater St. E1 6HR
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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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