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New Polish cinema showcased at Filmland Polen

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New Polish cinema showcased at Filmland Polen

German audiences will once again get the chance to discover new Polish cinema at the 8th Filmland Polen Festival, whose 2010 edition will be held from April 13-21 in Hanover, Hamburg, Lübeck and Bremen. The line-up includes 32 narrative features, shorts, documentaries and animated films.

The event will open with Borys Lankosz’s The Reverse [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Agata Buzek - actress
interview: Borys Lankosz
film profile
]
, which won the Grand Prize at the 2009 Gdynia Polish Film Festival and was awarded eight Eagles by the Polish Film Academy at the 2010 Eagle Awards.

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Several other recent acclaimed films will also be shown, including Paweł Borowski’s Zero, Katarzyna Rosłaniec’s Mall Girls [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Xawery Żuławski’s Snow White and Russian Red [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
, Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Dark House and Jacek Borcuch’s All That I Love [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
.

The line-up also features the latest works by master filmmakers Andrzej Wajda (Sweet Rush [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
) and Ryszard Bugajski (General Nil [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
).

Documentary filmmaker Jacek Bławut (Golden Lion at Gdynia 2008 for his debut feature Not Yet Evening) will present a selection of eight documentaries of his choice.

The organisers of Filmland Polen have also programmed three titles that take an original look at the history of Polish-German political changes: Krzysztof Czajka’s Farewell GDR! From Warsaw to Freedom, Bartosz Konopka’s Rabbit à la Berlin (which was nominated for an Oscar) and Iza Plucińska’s animated film Esterhazy.

The Filmland Polen Festival is organised by Deutsch-Polnisches FilmForum e.V. Hannover, under the patronage of the Polish Film Institute (PISF), the Polish Embassy in Berlin and the Polish Consulate General in Hamburg.

(Translated from French)

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