The 100 most important Polish feature films, documentaries and animations from the last hundred years will be shown periodically in the next two years on board of LOT's long-haul aircraft - thanks to the joint venture of the Polish Film Institute and Polish Airlines "Polish 100!".
The 100 most important Polish feature films, documentaries and animations from the last hundred years will be shown in the next two years on Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes - thanks to the joint venture of the Polish Film Institute and Polish Airlines "Polish 100!".
On February 28, a conference on the occasion of the joint venture "Polish 100!" took place in the Business Lounge "Mazurek" at LOT Airport. Among the guests were prof. Piotr Gliński, deputy prime minister, minister of culture and national heritage, Rafał Milczarski, president of the management board of LOT Polish Airlines, Stefan Malczewski, member of the management board of LOT Polish Airlines, Radosław Śmigulski, director of the Polish Film Institute and Krzysztof Moczulski, director of the LOT Product Department.
"Polish 100!" is part of the project "Cinema for Independence. The most important films of the century", implemented by the Polish Film Institute as part of the multi-annual Government Program Niepodległa 2017-2022. The aim of the project is to present the Polish film classics on board of LOT's long-distance planes - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Over the next two years, 100 feature, documentary and animated films will be regularly available for passengers, representing the most important achievements of Polish cinematography. Every three months movies will be replaced by a new package of the most important Polish films from the last hundred years.
"Polish cinema has long been known and appreciated abroad, and thanks to the project »Polish 100!« we will be able to reach new viewers and present an overview of our most important achievements to recipients from such distant countries as Singapore, Canada, China and South Korea. The project enables international promotion of Polish cinematography. Passengers will watch the classics of Polish cinema, important and valuable films, made by the greatest Polish filmmakers," said the director of the Polish Film Institute Radosław Śmigulski.
A total of 8 series with 10 or 15 films have been planned. The first series consisting of 10 feature films took off on December 1, 2018 and is now coming to an end. Viewers could see works of Andrzej Wajda: "Promised Land", "Man of Marble" and "Wedding" and Krzysztof Kieślowski: "Amator", "Blind Chance", and other features. "Day of the Wacko" by Marek Koterski, "The Mill and the Cross" by Lech Majewski, "Knife in the Water" by Roman Polanski, "The deluge" by Jerzy Hoffman and "Reverse" by Borys Lankosz.
The next series of films will start on March 1 and will last until the end of May this year. Passengers will be able to see feature films: "Thw Cruise" by Marek Piwowski, "The Maids of Wilko" by Andrzej Wajda, "Camouflage" by Krzysztof Zanussi, "Fever" by Agnieszka Holland, "Wodzirej" by Feliks Falk, "Burial of the Potato" by Jan Jakub Kolski and "Body" by Małgorzata Szumowska. Documentary films will also be presented: "The Prince and the Dybbuk" by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski and "The Family of Man" by Władysław Ślesicki, as well as the animation of "The Lost Town of Świteź" by Kamil Polak. The last series will end on November 30, 2020.
The films shown were selected on the basis of the list of the most outstanding works of Polish cinematography, prepared by a special commission headed by prof. Tadeusz Lubelski, commissioned by PISF. Selected films include such outstanding directors as Krzysztof Kieślowski, Andrzej Wajda, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrzej Munk and Roman Polański. In addition to feature films, LOT's passengers will have the opportunity to see documentary films by such directors as Władysław Ślesicki, Bogdan Dziworski and Marcel Łoziński. There will also be animated films including Piotr Dumała, Jerzy Kucia and Tomasz Bagiński. All films will be available in English, and selected - also in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Hungarian.