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Polish films unspool in the UK

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Polish films unspool in the UK

Focusing on films from the 12 most recent EU member countries, the New Europe Film Festival will run from April 1-12 at the Edinburgh Filmhouse with a line-up including four quality Polish titles.

The event will screen three features that stood out at the Gdynia Polish Film Festival: Marek Lechki’s Erratum (Best Debut Film in 2010); Marcin Wrona’s The Christening [+see also:
film review
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interview: Marcin Wrona
film profile
]
(Lion Award winner in 2010); and Wojciech Smarzowski’s The Dark House (winner of Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Editing in 2009 as well as nine Polish Film Academy Eagle Awards). Alongside this trio is Przemyslaw Wojcieszek’s Made in Poland [+see also:
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, which triumphed at last year’s Era New Horizons Festival.

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Polish films are also unspooling in five UK cities as part of the 9th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival, which is running from March 24-April 13. Having opened with Jerzy Skolimowski’s Venice award-winner Essential Killing [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Jerzy Skolimowski
film profile
]
(which hits UK theatres tomorrow), the event will show 12 of the best most recent Polish narrative films.

The programme includes the four features shown in Edinburgh, as well as Pawel Sala’s Mother Theresa of Cats [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, Jan Jakub Kolski’s Venice [+see also:
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, Urszula Antoniak’s Nothing Personal [+see also:
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interview: Urszula Antoniak
interview: Urszula Antoniak
film profile
]
and Adam Sikora’s Ewa, among others.

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(Translated from French)

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