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British cinema guest of honour in Krakow


- The event organised from 25 May to 1 June will present a "Focus on the UK"

British cinema guest of honour in Krakow
London - The Modern Babylon by Julien Temple

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:
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 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. 

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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:
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 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)

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