OPENING NIGHT GALA - BREAD AND SALT
09 Mar, 19:00
Packing a deep emotional punch this brilliant debut feature from Damian Kocur takes us on the journey of two brothers in a small Polish town during one hot summer. Both pianists, one studies at the Warsaw Academy, the other chooses to...
11 Mar, 18:45
Maciej Stuhr and Agnieszka Grochowska play Hubert and Maja in this dark comedy set on the idyllic Danish island of Bornholm. Developed from an online audio drama written by director Anna Kazejak and Filip Kasperaszek the film was an...
WOMAN ON THE ROOF
12 Mar, 15:30
Prince Charles Cinema
Appearing in almost every frame Dorota Pomykała’s portrayal of Mira is richly deserving of the awards received at Gdynia and Tribeca festivals. 60 year old Mira inhabits a world in which she has become all but invisible, but despite...
THE HAMLET SYNDROME
Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski
14 Mar, 19:00
Life, theatre and cinema combine in this raw documentary portrait showing the power of the creative process.
Award winning theatre director Roza Sarkisian brought together a group of five young Ukrainian actors to develop a performance...
17 Mar, 21:00
Prince Charles Cinema
Single dad trucker Michal depends on his Ukrainian neighbour to look after his daughter Miska. When the nanny dies suddenly he goes back on the road with a different point of view. Award winning actor Eryk Lubos expertly holds our...
THE SECRET GARDEN
18 Mar, 11:00
When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live in England with relatives, she discovers an overgrown mysterious garden and a lonely boy – her cousin, Colin – hidden away in a remote country house. Gradually the two children, with their...
SPOOR + recorded intro by director Agnieszka Holland
Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik
18 Mar, 14:00
Kinoteka presents a special screening of Agnieszka Holland’s feminist ecological thriller, based on Olga Tokarczuk’s novel Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, now adapted for stage and showing in the Barbican Theatre.
19 Mar, 15:30
Prince Charles Cinema
An international festival favourite (premiering at CPH:DOX) this is a bleak but hilarious doc/comedy. Wiesek runs Poland’s largest Pawnshop with his wife Jola. It used to be a profitable business but times have changed and they are...
ASHES AND DIAMONDS
19 Mar, 18:00
On the final day of WWII, a young Polish Resistance fighter is ordered to assassinate a Communist official. Once comrades in arms, this triggers a moral dilemma, calling into question all that that was fought for. Defined by an...
21 Mar, 18:00
In France to shoot a TV project, a film director named Jerzy is over budget and uninspired. While on the set of his movie, he becomes interested in the unfolding struggle of a young factory worker, Isabelle. She has been fired by her...
BODY POLITIC: THE FILMS OF NATALIA LL
Natalia Lach Lachowicz
23 Mar, 19:00
A rare UK screening of the short films of the avant-garde feminist Polish artist, Natalia LL, who died in August 2022. Renowned for her witty critiques of consumer society, investigations of sexuality and gender, and systematic...
24 Mar, 20:30
Shot across the Tri-City on Poland’s Baltic coast Marta Minorowicz’s enigmatic fiction debut draws on years of research and conversations with those who have experienced the disappearance of a loved one. Part detective story, part...
TIK TOK ANIMATION WORKSHOP
25 Mar, 10:00
A 4-hour workshop in which participants will experiment with pixelation, an animation technique in which they will use their bodies and found objects instead of the usual puppets. Each participant, equipped with a phone and...
25 Mar, 20:30
What would we do in their shoes? The family at the centre of SHREDS wrestles with decisions that few feel equipped to make. When the live-in high flying academic grand-father begins to display unusual behaviour it’s not long before...
JERZY SKOLIMOWSKI IN CONVERSATION
28 Mar, 18:30
Defying neat categorisation Jerzy Skolimowski has created a dynamic and provocative body of work that reveals him as one of our foremost cinema artists. As writer, actor, director and sometimes producer he not only engages us with...
28 Mar, 20:45
05 Apr, 20:55
28 Apr, 18:30
In Skolimowski’s uncanny Robert Graves adaptation, Alan Bates plays a man who claims his shout can kill.
Conceived as a Nicolas Roeg project, this eerie adaptation of Robert Graves’ story proved a perfect fit for Skolimowski, thanks to...
MUSIC IN FILM: "THE DEVIL" ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI
29 Mar, 18:00
A special screening of Andrzej Żuławski’s controversial masterpiece “The Devil” accompanied by a live music event comprised of a Polish only DJ set.
The Devil, similarly to many of the other greatest works of Polish Cinema at this...
29 Mar, 18:20
08 Apr, 18:10
A drifting boxer approaches thirty in Jerzy Skolimowski’s second feature.
Having completed military service, Andrzej Leszczyc has few achievements to point to aside from a certain flair for boxing, which at least gives him something...
29 Mar, 20:45
09 Apr, 13:00
15 Apr, 18:20
When martial law is declared back home, a Polish builder (Jeremy Irons) decides not to tell his colleagues.
Skolimowski rarely tackled overtly political subjects, but the December 1981 declaration of martial law in Poland inspired one...
XROSSSPACE SHOWCASE: ON THE OTHER SIDE
30 Mar, 14:00
31 Mar, 14:00
01 Apr, 14:00
02 Apr, 14:00
THURSDAY 30 MARCH - SUNDAY 2 APRIL
This year, for the first time, Kinoteka presents
a new section of the programme – the
XRossspace Showcase – dedicated to the most
innovative immersive XR works from Poland.
Explore Polish XR...
31 Mar, 20:45
10 Apr, 15:40
Five former colleagues have a surreal reunion in the film that forced Jerzy Skolimowski into exile.
Skolimowski’s alter ego Andrzej Leszczyc returns for a final bow as one of five thirtysomething former colleagues whose reunion (taking...
01 Apr, 18:20
04 Apr, 20:50
Skolimowski’s intoxicatingly inventive masterpiece about a man trying to understand the modern world.
A newly-graduated medical student (Nowicki) attempts to make sense of the modern world. Taking the themes of previous films (the...
01 Apr, 20:50
05 Apr, 18:20
21 Apr, 20:50
22 Apr, 18:20
27 Apr, 20:45
Jerzy Skolimowski’s heart-rending masterpiece about a donkey’s travels across Europe.
Very loosely inspired by Robert Bresson’s <i>Au hasard, Balthazar</i> in its abiding theme of the sins of the world visited upon an...
Dialogue 20-40-60 + LODZ SHORTS
02 Apr, 12:30
15 Apr, 20:45
Experimental feature in which couples from three generations deliver the same dialogue in very different contexts.
For this three-part experimental feature, Skolimowski and Czechoslovak directors Peter Solan (Before Tonight is Over)...
02 Apr, 15:30
10 Apr, 18:30
13 Feb, 00:00
19 Apr, 20:55
24 Apr, 18:00
Jerzy Skolimowski’s masterful dissection of teenage infatuation in a run-down swimming pool.
Written by Poles, largely filmed in West Germany (also the source of its famous Can score), but catching the dilapidated feel of...
02 Apr, 18:30
17 Apr, 20:40
Skolimowski’s most ‘New Wave’ film, starring Jean-Pierre Léaud as a man dreaming of motor-racing stardom.
Skolimowski’s affinity with the French New Wave was at its most apparent in his first non-Polish film, not least because it...
IDENTIFICATION MARKS: NONE
03 Apr, 21:00
09 Apr, 18:40
Jerzy Skolimowski’s freewheeling debut about a man’s last day before military service.
Made at the Łódź Film School, thanks to planning student exercises so they could be combined into a coherent feature, Skolimowski’s debut introduced...
Outsider and Exile - Panel Discussion Looking at the films of Jerzy Skolimowski
04 Apr, 18:15
Join season curator Michael Brooke, along with guest speakers, who will explore the long and varied career of Jerzy Skolimowski. This season introduction event will trace a career that began with the filmmaker being hailed as an...
08 Apr, 12:15
14 Apr, 20:40
Robert Duvall holds lightship captain Klaus Maria Brandauer hostage, challenging the latter’s pacifism.
Brandauer plays the captain of a stationary lightship whose fervently pacifist views are challenged when he and his crew are taken...
16 Apr, 12:30
29 Apr, 20:30
A lot can happen in eleven minutes, dazzlingly shown from multiple viewpoints
Skolimowski’s formidable conceptual and technical skills get their most intensive workout here, as initially unconnected stories (an attempted seduction, a...
FOUR NIGHTS WITH ANNA
23 Apr, 12:40
28 Apr, 20:50
An ex-con forms an unconventional relationship with a neighbour in Skolimowski’s psychological suspense thriller
Skolimowski returned to directing after a nearly two-decade hiatus with this quietly unsettling study of a lonely...
23 Apr, 18:40
29 Apr, 14:40
Vincent Gallo goes on the run in the dead of winter in Jerzy Skolimowski’s nearly wordless thriller.
Mohammed (Gallo) is transported from his sun-seared homeland to a temporary detention centre in wintry Poland, escapes, and then tries...
CLOSING NIGHT GALA - TOP DOG (SCREENING & IMMERSIVE DINNER)
27 Apr, 18:00
Danielak will stop at nothing to achieve his aim
of hosting the town’s 500th anniversary celebrations. In this early role Jerzy Stuhr (soon to
be seen in Provincial Actors and Camera Buff)
plays the entertainer to perfection as an...