ON OUR SCREENS
November 21 - 27, 2014
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY | 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
dir. Stanley Kubrick, US 1968, 141’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
With 2001: A Space Odyssey, director Stanley Kubrick redefined the limits of filmmaking in this classic science fiction masterpiece; a contemplation on the nature of humanity. 2001: A Space Odyssey spans from the dawn of man to its title year.
Screenings for one week only - November 21 - 27.
A DREAM OF WARSAW | SEN O WARSZAWIE
dir. Krzysztof Magowski, Poland 2014, 111' (in Polish without subtitles)
Czesław Niemen, who died ten years ago, was an icon for several generations of Poles. In Poland under communism he managed to raise popular music to the rank of true art. The film is a portrayal of the charismatic musician, made up of unique archive materials and reminiscences of his family and friends.
Special screenings: Friday-Sunday, November 21-23, 3.00 p.m.
THE HEART AND THE SWEETHEART | SERCE, SERDUSZKO
dir. Jan Jakub Kolski, Poland 2014, 110’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
Maszenka is 11 years old and is being raised in an orphanage in the area of the Bieszczady Mountains. She dreams of ballet school. To fulfil her dreams, she runs away from the orphanage and travels to Gdansk (city in Northen Poland), where she wants to take her entrance exams. In her journey, she is accompanied by one of her teachers, Kordula. In this fairy-like family road movie, an adult woman and a child, who both long for love, travel together across Poland.
(click HERE for English version)
MAIDAN | MAIDAN
dir. Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Netherlands 2014, 131' (in Ukrainian with Polish subtitles)
Maidan chronicles the civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych that took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between protestors and riot police.
NIGHTCRAWLER | NIGHTCRAWLER
dir. Dan Gilroy, US 2014, 117’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism.
KINOKLASYKA with ALL IN UJ:
THE PROMISED LAND (ZIEMIA OBIECANA, dir. Andrzej Wajda)
- digitally remastered Polish classic with English subtitles
Thursday, November 27 2014, 6 p.m.
THE PROMISED LAND | ZIEMIA OBIECANA
dir. Andrzej Wajda, Poland 1974, 170’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
Promised Land was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film. Adapted from Nobel Laureate Władysław Reymont’s classic 1897 novel, The Promised Land is the story of three friends united in their ruthless pursuit of fortune. With stunning camerawork and sumptuous design, Wajda depicts the explosive energy of a world being transformed by rampant industrialisation. Wajda’s lavish epic is a wry, incisive, shocking and elegantly realized Dickensian tale of greed, human cruelty, exploitation and betrayal.
ALSO ON OUR SCREENS:
20 000 DAYS ON EARTH | 20 000 DAYS ON EARTH
dir. Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard, UK 2014, 97’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
Drama and reality combine in a fictitious 24 hours in the life of musician and international cultural icon Nick Cave. With startlingly frank insights and an intimate portrayal of the artistic process, the film examines what makes us who we are, and celebrates the transformative power of the creative spirit.
BELLE AND SEBASTIAN | BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN
dir. Nicolas Vanier, France 2013, 104’ (with Polish dubbing)
A six-year-old boy and his dog look to foil a Nazi effort to capture French Resistance fighters.
CITIZEN | OBYWATEL
dir. Jerzy Stuhr, Poland 2014, 108’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
An attempt at depicting the life of a generation born and raised in communist Poland; a generation that lived through all the stages of that system and made it to democracy. Throughout his life, the film's protagonist has always tried to be active, but something always got in his way, either through an absurd coincidence, as a result of his own lack of ability, or due to the unpredictible nature of certain events in our recent history.
(click HERE for English version)
GODS | BOGOWIE
dir. Łukasz Palkowski, Poland 2014, 121’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
A film about the early days in the career of acclaimed cardiothoracic surgeon Zbigniew Religa, who performed the first successful heart transplant in Poland in 1985.
(click HERE for more details)
LEVIATHAN | LEVIATHAN
dir. Andriej Zwiagincew, Russia 2014, 140’ (in Russian with Polish subtitles)
In a Russian coastal town, Dmitri is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Dmitri and his family.
MAPS OF THE STARS | MAPS TO THE STARS
dir. David Cronenberg, Canada/USA/Germany/France 2014, 111’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
SERIAL (BAD) WEDDINGS | QU'EST-CE QU'ON A FAIT AU BON DIEU?
dir. Philippe de Chauveron, France 2014, 97’ (in French with Polish subtitles)
The Verneuils are catholic. They are also a well-off, well-educated , well-intentioned, well-thought of couple. Everything would be for the best in the best of worlds if three of their daughters had not married three young men... of different religions and origins. So, the day their fourth girl tells them that she is going to marry a Catholic they are on cloud nine...
BARANKI IN DIAPERS - screenings for parents accompanied by small children
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