British cinema guest of honour in Krakow
by Dorota Hartwich
- The event organised from 25 May to 1 June will present a "Focus on the UK"
The Krakow Film Festival, whose 54th edition will take place from 25 May-1 June 2014, will be hosting a focus on a country for the fifth time. After Israel, the Netherlands, Italy and Switzerland, the country chosen this year is Britain.
The programme of this "Focus on the UK" includes a conference of Polish and British sector workers. Documentaries recently made in Britain will also be featured, including London - The Modern Babylon [+see also:
film profile] by Julien Temple, which tells of the story of the changes in the British capital from the beginning of the twentieth century up until today.
Among the British films selected, four films are centred on eccentric characters. Coach Zoran and His African Tigers by Sam Benstead tells the story of a charismatic Serb whose aim is to get a national football team going for one of the poorest countries in the world: South Sudan. According to the director himself, The Condemned by Nick Read plunges spectators into a colony of assassins in Russia. The British-Danish production I Am Breathing [+see also:
film profile] by duo Emma Davie - Morag McKinnon bears witness to the life changes that come about after the discovery of a genetic illness. Finally, Dick Fontaine, director of the documentary film department at the National Film and Television School, will present Sonny Rollins Beyond the Notes.
To be noted: this edition of the Krakow festival includes competitive sections for musical films (10), documentaries (10 films of less than 60 minutes and 10 of over an hour), shorts (39) and a local competition of 41 films.
(Translated from French)