Dangerous Men inaugura el 38° Festival de Varsovia
por Ola Salwa
- El certamen anual de la capital polaca ofrece 156 películas de 57 países, aparte de la Competición Ucraniana de Odesa-Varsovia
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The 38th edition of the Warsaw Film Festival will unspool in the Polish capital from 14-23 October. The opening film is the Polish extravaganza Dangerous Men [+lee también:
entrevista: Maciej Kawalski
ficha de la película], set during the interwar period and featuring legendary Polish artists and intellectuals, such as painter Witkacy, anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski, and writers Tadeusz Boy-Żeleński and Joseph Conrad (born Józef Korzeniowski). Directed by newcomer Maciej Kawalski, Dangerous Men will celebrate its world premiere at Warsaw. On the programme, there are many more titles being presented for the first time: specifically, 22 out of the 88 feature-length films, in both the narrative and documentary competitions.
Apart from the newly introduced Odesa-Warsaw Ukrainian Competition, the festival also offers its regular five competitive sections: the International Competition, 1-2 Competition, Documentary Film Competition, Free Spirit Competition and Short Film Competition. In the event’s International Competition, 15 titles will be vying for prizes. The world premieres are As the Sun Rises by Dito Tsintsadze (Georgia), Ademoka's Education by Adilkhan Yerzhanov (Kazakhstan/France), The Kiss [+lee también:
entrevista: Bille August
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There are also five international premieres in this section: Shadowplay by Peter Bebjak (Czech Republic/Slovakia), Rock.Paper.Grenade [+lee también:
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entrevista: Zornitsa Sophia
ficha de la película] by Zornitsa Sophia (Bulgaria/Germany/Croatia), Bethlehem Light by Jan Svěrák (Czech Republic/UK), May Labour Day [+lee también:
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On top of that, the festival offers several events dedicated to industry professionals, including Warsaw-Next, a workshop for young Polish filmmakers, and Wajda School New Talents, a presentation of projects developed at the institution during its fiction-feature and documentary film courses, as well as the scriptwriting one. The presentation will be held in Polish but will also include works by filmmakers from Belarus. Doc Lab Poland, a workshop targeted at documentary filmmakers who have projects at different stages of production and post-production, will take place in Warsaw as well, along with a series of lectures, available for the general public to attend. For the 16th time, the festival is also hosting the FIPRESCI Warsaw Critics Project, dedicated to up-and-coming film critics from Central and Eastern Europe.
There will also be two online events: Warsaw Screenings (a presentation of new Polish films to international film professionals) and Warsaw Works-in-Progress (a pitching session for selected Eastern European works in progress).
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