ON OUR SCREENS
October 24 - 30, 2014
CLOSE-UPS | ZBLIŻENIA
dir. Magdalena Piekorz, Poland 2014, 74’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
Marta is a sculptor; she has a loving husband and her own flat and studio. But the years spent under her mother's roof and their extremely close relationship make it impossible for her to live an independent life. The incessant phone calls: "Marta, sweetheart, pick up - it's Mum!" prevent her from being able to feel truly free. A drama about a power of family ties.
PARASITE | HUBA
dir. Anka Sasnal, Wilhelm Sasnal, Poland 2013, 66’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
An old, feeble man and a young woman with a child. The man has left his factory job, losing all track of time. He doesn't sleep, he doesn't eat; he's drying up. The woman and the child are about dependence and inequality; the child is voracious, sucking her dry. The Old Man and the Woman attempt to be together. They are observed not only in their mundane everyday life, but also in the process of atrophy.
WE ARE THE BEST | VI ÄR BÄST!
dir. Lukas Moodysson, Denmark/Sweden 2013, 103’ (in Swedish with Polish subtitles)
Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band - despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.
WINTER SLEEP | KIŞ UYKUSU
dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Turkey/Germany/France 2014, 196’
(in Turkish with Polish subtitles)
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...
Tuesday, October 28th, 7.00 p.m.
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...
CONRAD FESTIVAL 2014 (film programme):
Friday, October 24th, 9.30 p.m.
THE CASTLE | DAS SCHLOSS
dir. Michael Haneke, Niemcy/Austria 1997, 123’ (in German with English and Polish subtitles)
A land surveyor identified simply as K is summoned to a remote mountain village by the local government, known as (and housed in) "the castle". Unable to convince underlings of the legitimacy of his position, he tries to take his case to castle officials. But the more K struggles to gain entrance, the most obstructive the village's provincial bureaucracy becomes. As the absurdity of K's circumstances and the depth and intricacy of the castle's hold on the villagers grows, Haneke masterfully evokes Kafka's vision of a dystopian society hobbled by paperwork and bled dry by conformism and convolution.
KINOKLASYKA with ALL IN UJ: TO KILL THIS LOVE
- digitally remastered Polish classics with English subtitles
Wednesday, October 29th, 7.15 p.m.
TO KILL THIS LOVE | TRZEBA ZABIĆ TĘ MIŁOŚĆ
dir. Janusz Morgenstern, Poland 1972, 92’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
A scrappy, bitterly funny, finally heartbreaking portrait of lower-middle-class Polish youth, To Kill This Love focuses on Magda (Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak) and Andrzej (Andrzej Malec), young lovers who are trapped by both economic circumstance and the corrosive cynicism of a socialist society whose class barriers and restrictions look very much like its democratic opposite.
ALSO ON OUR SCREENS:
FILTH | FILTH
dir. Jon S. Baird, UK 2013, 97’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.
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)
GONE GIRL | GONE GIRL
dir. David Fincher, USA 2014, 148’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
JEZIORAK | JEZIORAK
dir. Michał Otłowski, Poland 2014, 94’ (in Polish without subtitles)
A policewoman from a provincial police station runs an investigation that will change her world forever.
THE JUDGE | THE JUDGE
dir. David Dobkin, US 2014, 141’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
MOMMY | MOMMY
dir. Xavier Dolan, Canada 2014, 139’ (in French and English with Polish subtitles)
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household.
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