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Kinopolska: Polish cinema in the limelight in Paris

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- From 16-20 November, the Le Balzac cinema will play host to the ninth edition of a festival that shines a spotlight on a new generation of filmmakers

Kinopolska: Polish cinema in the limelight in Paris
The Eccentrics, the Sunny Side of the Street by Janusz Majewski

This evening, The Eccentrics, the Sunny Side of the Street [+see also:
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by Janusz Majewski (winner of the Audience Award at Gdynia last year) will screen out of competition as the opening film of the ninth Kinopolska Festival, dedicated to Polish cinema, which will unspool from 16-20 November at the Le Balzac cinema, Paris, a stone’s throw away from the Champs Elysées.

Organised by the Polish Institute, the event will offer a competition comprising six fiction features, four of which are debut films: The Last Family [+see also:
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by Jan P Matuszynski (Best Actor Award at Locarno, Best Film and Best Actress at Gdynia), The Lure [+see also:
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by Agnieszka Smoczynska (Special Jury Prize at Sundance), Walpurgis Night [+see also:
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by Marcin Bortkiewicz (Audience Award at Gdynia in 2015) and Kamper [+see also:
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by Lukasz Grzegorzek (unveiled last summer at Karlovy Vary, in the East of the West section). Other titles in the running are United States of Love [+see also:
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by Tomasz Wasilewski (Silver Bear for Best Screenplay at Berlin – Sophie Dulac Distribution has yet to confirm a French release date) and Strange Heaven [+see also:
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by Dariusz Gajewski (Best Actress Award at Gdynia last year). 

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Also featuring on the Kinopolska programme is a section of classic films dubbed “Urban Visions”, which includes such titles as Sublokator (1967) and Hotel Pacific (1975) by Janusz Majewski (who is the special guest at the festival), short films, an animation session for young audiences and a tribute to late director Andrzej Wajda, whose last opus, Afterimage [+see also:
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(the Polish hopeful for the upcoming Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film – set to be released in France on 22 February by KMBO), will be shown as the closing film.

(Translated from French)

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