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11 Minutes, The Eccentrics to bookend Kinoteka

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- London’s Polish festival to celebrate Jerzy Skolimowski, Agnieszka Holland and Andrzej Żuławski

11 Minutes, The Eccentrics to bookend Kinoteka
The Eccentrics by Janusz Majewski

The 14th edition of London’s Kinoteka Polish Film Festival (7-29 April) will kick off with Jerzy Skolimowski’s acclaimed 11 Minutes [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: Jerzy Skolimowski
film profile
]
that follows 11 minutes in the lives of a variety of characters whose paths cross as they race towards an unexpected finale. The festival will close with Janusz Majewski’s The Eccentrics, The Sunny Side Of The Street [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
that recounts the tale of a jazz loving World War Two veteran who returns to Poland from the UK with the unshakeable desire to launch his own swing band. This year’s programme focus further explores the work of Skolimowski with screenings of Barrier (1966), Moonlighting (1982) and The Shout (1978). Also being celebrated is Agnieszka Holland with the BFI Southbank presenting a retrospective season of her essential films including screenings of Provincial Actors (1979), A Woman Alone (1981), Europa Europa (1990) and In Darkness [+see also:
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(2011) alongside an in-conversation stage event to discuss her craft as well as a forum presenting her television work.

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The third Polish filmmaker being celebrated is Andrzej Żuławski, beginning with the UK premiere of his latest film, the Locarno winner Cosmos [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Victória Guerra
film profile
]
. There will also be a retrospective of his early work including The Devil (1972), That Most Important Thing: Love (1975) and Possession (1981). The festival’s New Polish Cinema strand includes Małgorzata Szumowska’s Body [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
interview: Malgorzata Szumowska
film profile
]
, Jacek Bromski’s Anatomy of Evil [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Marcin Wrona’s Demon [+see also:
trailer
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]
, Dariusz Gajewski’s Strange Heaven [+see also:
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and Maciej MigasLife Must Go On [+see also:
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film profile
]
.

Kinoteka is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in London in partnership with Pola Arts Foundation and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

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