Sixteen Polish films will be shown at the Polish Film Festival in Moscow which lasts 14-20 April. The audience will choose the best one.
The festival will be a cyclical event, and will present the best Polish films to Russian audiences. During the opening ceremony two Polish films were shown: Peter and the Wolf (Piotruś i wilk) and Kizi Mizi.
The programme includes: Warsaw (Warszawa), My Town (Moje miasto), Day of the Wacko (Dzień świta), Absolute Beginner (Aleja Gówniarzy), Jasminum, Hi Tessa (Cześć Tereska), Extras (Statyści), O Lucky Man! (Szczęśliwy człowiek), Bellissima, The Collector (Komornik), Saviour Square (Plac Zbawiciela), Inferno, White Soup (Żurek), and The Pianist (Pianista).
Polish artists will come to Moscow, including Joanna Kos-Krauze (Saviour Square), Agnieszka Grochowska and Dariusz Gajewski (Warsaw), Mariusz Wilczyński (Kizi Mizi), and Hugh Welchman and Zbigniew Żmudzki (Peter and the Wolf).
Bogdan Zdrojewski, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, has honorary patronage over the festival. The festival is supported and co-organised by the city of Warsaw, Telewizja Polska (Polish Television), and the Polish Film Institute.
Besides the screenings there will be many accompanying events, including a concert of the folk band "Polskie Kwiaty" and the group "Jazz-Retro", a demonstrative lesson in Polish, a lecture entitled "Świat ułudy. Kino moralnego niepokoju w kontekście współczesnej kinematografii" by Weronika Woźniak, a worker at Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, and a photographic exhibition "Najpiękniejsze budynki Warszawy" ("Warsaw's Most Beautiful Buildings").
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza