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LOVE TO LONDON TRANSLATED INTO SHORT FILM

LOVE TO LONDON TRANSLATED INTO SHORT FILM

Mela and Gram Hilleard live and work in the heart of London in a studio/flat converted from an old Post Office. It’s become for them a kingdom of its own, an island on island; a base for the creative…

SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2019. OUTSIDE THE BOX

SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2019. OUTSIDE THE BOX

This year’s edition of the Short Waves Festival organised in Poznań had an incredibly rich and inspiring programme of screenings and additional events. The young and energetic organisers…

RITE OF PASSAGE

Jagoda Szelc has moved Polish cinema to realms it had never ventured to conquer with her debut full-length film Tower. A Bright Day (2017). This naturalist and dreamlike film stirred up viewers’ emotions and intrigued them with its ambiguity…

STRUGGLING WITH DOUBLENESS

A new Netflix documentary about Stanisław Szukalski had been discussed in Poland quite some time ago. Talks began as soon as it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio was going to finance a movie about this extraordinary Polish artist…

THE SECRET OF SORROW

The 12th “Sputnik over Poland” Russian Film Festival. Russia and Russian nature are both fascinating and disturbing issues for Poles due to the historic background of the two countries. There are numerous people in Poland interested in…

PAINTERS/ DIRECTORS/ ARTISTS

How an artistic background affected filmography of some of the famous directors. Art and cinema rely on visuality, though they approach it from different angles. By definition, the film seems like a natural extension of painting, an image…

LET’S FILM EVERYTHING

The art of Józef Robakowski and the Workshop of the Film Form as a catalyst for socio-political change. After years spent in chaos behind the “iron curtain”, only for the past thirty years has Poland flourished in the international art market…

ART AND FILM LOVERS UNITE

We have not seen such a slew of successive films about art – and contemporary art to boot – in a very long time. This autumn, distribution companies are busy catering to cinema and art aficionados and presenting to them the premiers of…

LAURA PAWELA. FAKE FILMS

Fake Films and a Few Frames More, the exhibition of video works not seen previously in the UK by Laura Pawela, took place at IMT gallery in London. Laura Pawela is represented by IMT and this was her third show at the gallery.

WALERIAN BOROWCZYK: NATURE OR CULTURE?

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in London, finished a few weeks ago. A backbone of it was the “Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective”…

THE MAP OF DESIRE BY WALERIAN BOROWCZYK

The Kinoteka 12th Polish Film Festival, organised by Polish Cultural Institute in London, has just finished. A significant part of it was the ‘Cinema of Desire: Walerian Borowczyk Retrospective’…

ALEKSANDER – PORTRAIT OF THE SIMPLE MAN

‘Aleksander’, 2013 is a second film by Anka and Wilhelm Sasnal. The title Aleksander isn’t either Alexander The Great or the character from Bergman’s ‘Fanny and Alexander’…