15TH KINOTEKA POLISH FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING TRIBUTE TO THE LATE POLISH MASTER ANDRZEJ WAJDA AND CELEBRATING 70 YEARS OF POLISH ANIMATION


17 March – 5 April 2017
London, United Kingdom

The 15th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival returns to the capital this spring with a programme bringing together the enticing mix showcasing the best Polish film, music, visual arts and design from the last 12 months as well as specially curated retrospective seasons.

This year’s Kinoteka programme is dedicated to the memory of Andrzej Wajda, the giant of post-war Polish Cinema and unarguably Poland’s most prominent and celebrated director. Described by Martin Scorsese who has acknowledged his influence as “a master filmmaker”, Andrzej Wajda passed away, age 90 in October 2016.

The popular New Polish Cinema strand returns to the Regent Street Cinema including Jan P Matuszynski’s critically acclaimed first feature The Last Family.

Frames of Representation at the ICA marks the premiere of acclaimed documentarian Marcin Koszalka’s anticipated feature film debut, The Red Spider, with a retrospective focus on his early documentaries.

For this year’s Polish Masters Rediscovered strand KINOTEKA shines the spotlight on the incredible story of Polish filmmaker Wanda Jakubowska, the first prominent female figure in Polish film history.

The KINOTEKA programme at the Whitechapel Gallery will feature works commissioned by the Arton project to date, including Telepathy by Łukasz Jastrubczak, Occurrence by Agnieszka Lasota, ID by Karol Radziszewski, and others. Seminal film and video works created by outstanding Polish avant-garde artists in the 1970s including Wojciech Bruszewski, Paweł Kwiek, Ryszard Waśko will also be presented, providing further context for the project and accompanied by an artist panel discussion on this unique intergenerational artistic collaboration.

KINOTEKA celebrates 70 years of Polish Animation with an extra special Closing Night Gala event at the Barbican Hall. A special edited compilation of animations will be presented at the Barbican Hall with a newly commissioned live score performed by leftfield indie band British Sea Power.

KINOTEKA is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in London in partnership with Pola Arts Foundation and Polaron European Citizenship, and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.

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