Twenty documentary films, seven animated films, and seven short films will compete for the "Golden Lajkonik" ("Złoty Lajkonik") at the 49th Kraków Film Festival. In the international competition Poland will be represented by four films.
According to the selectors, the standard of this year's Polish films applying for the competition was exceptionally high. Nearly all of Poland's leading documentary filmmakers are competing for the award.
Hear Us All (Usłysz nas wszystkich) by Maciej Drygas and Poste restante by Marcel Łoziński were the films that appealed to us most," said Prof. Tadeusz Lubelski, a member of selection commission and president of the Programme Committee of the Kraków Film Foundation (Krakowska Fundacja Filmowa).
"Both directors included metaphysics content into documentary cinema with great effect.
"Also, the film King Hugo by Franco de Peña from Venezuela attracted great interest," Lubelski said. "The director, who lives in Poland, shows the division of his society between those in favour and against President Chavez. We classified these films to the international competition, although we regret that there was no place left for a film of Tomasz Wolski, a director who effectively refers to the classics of Polish documentary films".
Films classified to the 49th Krakow Film Festival
The 49th Krakow Film Festival will be held from 29 May to 4 June.
The information was prepared on the basis of materials from the festival's organizer.
The list of films is available on the website: www.kff.com.pl
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza