ON OUR SCREENS
April 24 - 30, 2015
CHILD 44 | CHILD 44
dir. Daniel Espinosa, USA/UK/Czech Republic/Romania 2015, 100’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.
JOURNEY TO THE WEST | JOURNEY TO THE WEST
dir. Tsai Ming-liang, France/Taiwan 2014, 56' (no dialogue)
Tsai Ming-liang returns with this latest entry in his Walker series, in which his monk acquires an unexpected acolyte in the form of Denis Lavant as he makes his way through the streets of a sun-dappled Marseille.
NIGHT MOVES | NIGHT MOVES
dir. Kelly Reichardt, USA 2013, 112’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
Josh and Dena, two young environmental activists, are planning a large scale act to force the world to think about what they're doing to the environment. They pull in Harmon, a man with a sketchy past, to help them pull off their big plan. However, unforeseen consequences bring a whole host of guilt, paranoia and other problems, and their ultimate act will change themselves more than the world around them.
THE RIOT CLUB | THE RIOT CLUB
dir. Lone Scherfig, UK 2014, 106' (in English with Polish subtitles)
Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
WHITE SHADOW | WHITE SHADOW
dir. Noaz Deshe, Tanzania/Germany/Italy 2013, 115’ (in Swahili with Polish subtitles)
The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions.
YOUNG & ANGRY - movie marathon with ALL IN UJ
Friday, April 24, 2015, start 21.15
All films in English or with English subtitles!
THE RIOT CLUB | THE RIOT CLUB
dir. Lone Scherfig, Great Britain 2014, 106’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
Set amongst the privileged elite of Oxford University, The Riot Club follows Miles (Max Irons) and Alistair (Sam Claflin), two first year students determined to join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
The Riot Club is directed by Lone Scherfig, who most recently helmed One Day, and the Best Picture Academy Award nominee An Education. It is produced by Pete Czernin and Graham Broadbent of Blueprint Pictures (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Seven Psychopaths). Screenwriter Laura Wade has adapted her critically-acclaimed play, with development support from the BFI Film Fund and Film4. 'Posh' premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2010, before transferring to the West End.
THE BLING RING | THE BLING RING
dir. Sofia Coppola, USA 2013, 95’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
From Oscar award winning writer and director Sofia Coppola, The Bling Ring tells the story of a group of teenagers obsessed with fashion and celebrity that burglarize celebrities’ homes in Los Angeles. Tracking their targets’ whereabouts online, they break-in and steal their designer clothes and possessions. Reflecting on the naiveté of youth and the mistakes we all make when young, amplified by today’s culture of celebrity and luxury brand obsession, we see through the members of the Bling Ring temptations that almost any teenager would feel. What starts out as teenage fun spins out of control and leaves us with a sobering view of our culture today.
The Bling Ring stars Emma Watson alongside incredible new talent Israel Broussard, Katie Chang, Claire Julien, and Taissa Farmiga. The film also features Leslie Mann, Gavin Rossdale, and real-life Bling Ring victim, Paris Hilton.
HARDKOR DISKO | HARDKOR DISKO
dir. Krzysztof Skonieczny, Poland 2014, 87’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
A contemporary, multi-faceted metropolis. Nouveau-riche parents and their hedonist, live-in-the-moment children, surrounded by a reality where anger and tension pulsate almost to the brink of explosion. This is where we meet Marcin, a young man who comes to the city and meets Ola, a couple of years his junior. Fascinated, the girl lets him into her world of drugs, endless, bohemian parties and illegal car races. However, neither she nor her parents know that Marcin has a well-guarded secret and a plan for revenge…
Hardkor Disko is a film debut by Krzysztof Skonieczny, director and author of cult, award-winning music videos, among others illustrating songs by Mister D. (starring top model Anja Rubik), Brodka, Nosowska, Projekt Warszawiak, donGURALesko, or Jamal’s hit piece - ‘Defto.’ The leading role is played by Marcin Kowalczyk, one of the most interesting young Polish actors, winner of the Acting Prize of the Gdynia Film Festival and the Zbyszek Cybulski Award. The film also features Jaśmina Polak, in her silver screen debut, Agnieszka Wosińska and Janusz Chabior. For the director of photography, Kacper Fertacz, the film was also a feature debut.
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BODY | BODY/CIAŁO
dir. Małgorzata Szumowska, Poland 2015, 90’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.
EX MACHINA | EX MACHINA
dir. Alex Garland, US/UK 2015, 108' (in English with Polish subtitles)
Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
HEAVY MENTAL | HEAVY MENTAL
dir. Sebastian Buttny, Poland 2013, 99’ (in Polish with English subtitles)
Heavy Mental tells the story of an unemployed actor, suffering from a mental block, who is being offered to play a tragicomic part in his own life. In return for a flat, he is supposed to pick up some girl and then 'transfer' her to his employer. An immoral proposition leads the characters into the depths of their own fear, which so far they have been hiding from themselves and the world - the fear of being ordinary.
HOW TO DISSAPEAR COMPLETELY | JAK CAŁKOWICIE ZNIKNĄĆ
dir. Przemysław Wojcieszek, Poland 2014, 97' (in Polish and German with Polish subtitles)
Gerda meets Little Robber Girl in the Berlin subway. There's only ten, twelve hours until they'll part ways. The mutual interest turns into love affair and all that ends in the morning.
ONIRICA | ONIRICA
dir. Lech Majewski, Poland 2013, 95' (in Polish without subtitles)
Father ploughs a supermarket with oxen, the plough ripping the tiles. A forest full of dead and Niagara falling onto a cathedral altar. These are the visions of Adam, a poet who ha lost his beloved in a car crash. A national tragedy imposes on a personal one.
SELMA | SELMA
dir. Ava DuVernay, USA 2014, 127’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
The unforgettable true story chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.
STILL ALICE | STILL ALICE
dir. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland, USA 2014, 99' (in English with Polish subtitles)
Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics professor happily married with three grown children. All that begins to change when she strangely starts to forget words and then more. When her doctor diagnoses her with Early-onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family's lives face a harrowing challenge as this terminal degenerative neurological ailment slowly progresses to an inevitable conclusion they all dread.
WHIPLASH | WHIPLASH
dir. Damien Chazelle, USA 2014, 106’ (in English with Polish subtitles)
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cutthroat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
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