• Opening Night Gala - Green Border (Zielona granica) + Director Q&A

    Agnieszka Holland

    06 Mar, 19:00
    BFI Southbank
    The lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family, intertwine in the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called "green border" between Belarus...
  • Ultima Thule + Director Q&A

    Klaudiusz Chrostowski

    07 Mar, 18:30
    ICA
    When his father dies unexpectedly 30 year old Bartek struggles to make sense of life. Inspired by his father’s unrealised dream he leaves his family and travels to the “furthest point” of the title, Foulda, a remote Scottish island...
  • A Short Story of Women (Krótki film o kobietach) + Introduction

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    08 Mar, 18:30
    Ciné Lumière
    Comprised of nine short films made by Polish female animators born between the 1970s and 1990s, ‘A Short Story of Women’ aims to shine a spotlight on various aspects of the female experience and emphasize the substantial role of women in...
  • Green Border (Zielona granica)

    Agnieszka Holland

    08 Mar, 20:20
    Ciné Lumière
    The lives of Julia, a newly minted activist who has given up her comfortable life, Jan, a young border guard, and a Syrian family, intertwine in the treacherous and swampy forests that make up the so-called "green border" between Belarus...
  • The Dog Who Travelled by Train (O psie, który jeździł koleją)

    Magdalena Nieć

    09 Mar, 13:45
    Ciné Lumière
    One of the top three most popular Polish films in Polish cinemas last year, this is a heart warming happy-ending story for the whole family. Adapted to modern times, it is based on the adventures of real life dog Lampo in 1950s Italy who...
  • ​Doppleganger: The Double (Doppleganger: Sobowtór)

    Jan Holoubek

    09 Mar, 18:10
    Ciné Lumière
    Rooted in actual events in Cold War Poland the multi-award winning Doppleganger has much contemporary relevance, exploring identity theft and how international politics affect the lives of ordinary people. A stylish, keenly observed...
  • Camera Buff (Amator) + Introduction

    Krzysztof Kieslowski

    10 Mar, 14:00
    Phoenix Cinema
    Reflecting on his own beginnings as a documentary film maker and the sometimes impossible reconciliation between the priorities of life and art this was Krzysztof Kieślowski’s international breakthrough masterpiece, gaining prizes at...
  • Home + Director Q&A

    Mela Hilleard

    10 Mar, 14:30
    ICA
    Even among the ashes, a new home can arise. 'HOME' focuses on family, identity and emigration (through the lens of Polish-Irish-South African-English ties), as well as the circle of life, death and rebirth. Its inspiration was a...
  • In the Rearview (Stąd dotąd)

    Maciek Hamela

    10 Mar, 20:15
    Rich Mix
    A special double-screening of multi-award winning In the Rearview and innovative short film Murals at Rich Mix. Premiering at Cannes and winning many awards on the festival circuit, including the Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc Fest,...
  • The Secret of Little Rose (Różyczka 2)

    Jan Kidawa-Błoński

    12 Mar, 20:30
    Rich Mix
    Featuring a star cast this is the much anticipated sequel to Kidawa-Błoński’s multi-award winning Rose (2010). Magdalena Boczarska plays career politician Joanna Warczewska whose life is turned upside down following a terrorist attack...
  • Horror Story

    Adrian Apanel

    13 Mar, 20:30
    Rich Mix
    Jerzy Kapuściński co-produced this original feature debut from Adrian Apanel, a super smart take on the often absurd rites of passage between adolescence and adulthood. Expertly combining black comedy and horror genre tropes it tells the...
  • XRossspace Showcase - 3RD AI WAKENING

    14 Mar, 16:30
    15 Mar, 12:30
    16 Mar, 12:30
    17 Mar, 12:30
    ICA
    Explore the latest Polish XR works created with the help of emerging technologies We are currently in the middle of the “third wave of AI” which will most likely end up with the development of Artificial General Intelligence. Whether...
  • Danger Zone + Director Q&A

    Vita Maria Drygas

    14 Mar, 18:30
    ICA
    Seeing the harsh reality of life in war zones on our news feeds it is hard to comprehend that some might choose to visit them as tourists. But this dark side of tourism is exactly what Vita Maria Drygas reveals in her unsettling...
  • Scarborn (Kos) + Director Q&A

    Paweł Maślona

    15 Mar, 17:55
    Prince Charles Cinema
    Winner of multiple prizes at Gdynia Film Festival 2023 including the Golden Lion, Press Award and Youth Jury Award, all for Best Feature, Kos is a landmark action drama, based on real events, peppered with black comedy and echoes of...
  • Feast of Fire (Święto ognia)

    Kinga Dębska

    16 Mar, 15:30
    Prince Charles Cinema
    Adapted from a novel by Jakub Małecki Feast of Fire is a heartwarming film about happiness, ambition and secrets. Two devoted sisters struggle with very different constraints imposed by their bodies. Nastka, who has cerebral palsy and...
  • The Story of Sin (Dzieje grzechu)

    Walerian Borowczyk

    17 Mar, 14:00
    Ciné Lumière
    Rated highly by Andrzej Żuławski, Borowczyk’s The Story of Sin is based on a famous novel by Stefan Żeromski, who co-wrote the screenplay.The narrative explores the tensions and hypocrisies lying between social andreligious expectations...
  • Saint (Święty)

    Sebastian Buttny

    17 Mar, 14:45
    Prince Charles Cinema
    Mateusz Kościukiewicz (Mug, Bracia TV series) features as Andrzej Baran, a rookie policeman in the Citizens’ Militia, who is assigned the task of discovering who stole the priceless silver sculpture of Saint Adalbert from Gniezno...
  • Rave: Recharge - Film Screening + Screen Talk

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    22 Mar, 18:30
    Southbank Centre
    Techno was a key motif of the raves and underground dance events which took hold in Poland alongside the transformation in the political and economic system in the early 1990s. On one hand, raves were an expression of the optimism of...
  • Rave Party - Concrete Lates x Rave: Recharge

    22 Mar, 21:00
    Southbank Centre
    Celebrate rave culture on a charged dance floor spanning three decades of electronic music, led by producers and DJs Catz 'n Dogz, GW Harrison and Blanka Barbara. This late-night event explores the power of music enhanced by intricate...
  • Woman of… (Kobieta z ....)

    Michał Englert, Małgorzata Szumowska

    23 Mar, 18:00
    ICA
    Developed from interviews with numerous transgender subjects, this ground breaking drama from acclaimed film-making duo Małgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert (Never Gonna Snow Again) is ambitious and heart felt. It features Mateusz...
  • Scarborn (Kos) + Film Talk

    Paweł Maślona

    24 Mar, 13:00
    Watermans Arts Centre
    A special screening of Scarborn (Kos) with an introductory Film Talk by Central & Eastern European film expert Michael Brooke. The film screening will start at 2:30pm, following the talk which will take place between 1-2pm. An...
  • The Great Way (Wielka droga) + Introduction

    Michał Waszyński

    27 Mar, 19:00
    POSK (Polish Social & Cultural Association)
    Recently receiving its restoration premier in Poland this is the first post-WW2 Polish feature film. It was produced by the 2nd Polish Army Corps, directed by the prolific Michał Waszyński (The Dybbuk) and shot largely at Cinecittà. A...
  • Closing Night Gala - The Peasants (Chłopi) + Live musical accompaniment

    DK Welchman, Hugh Welchman

    28 Mar, 17:45
    BFI IMAX
    Immerse yourself in a cinematic journey enriched by the heartfelt live performances of five talented musicians from the Rebel Babel Film Orchestra, under the guidance of Łukasz L.U.C. Rostkowski, the acclaimed composer of the film's...
  • Chlopska Biesiada - The Peasants' Feast - Immersive Dinner

    04 Apr, 19:00
    Ognisko Polskie & Ognisko Restaurant
    A special evening of dining inspired by the film 'The Peasants' with a special menu based on the film and inspired by dishes of the time. Full details to come. Please check back regularly for updates or follow the Polish Film...
  • Kinoteka Screenings in Edinburgh (April)

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    23 Apr, 18:00
    26 Apr, 18:00
    27 Apr, 18:00
    Institut Français d’Écosse
    Kinoteka is thrilled to be back in the Scottish capital with a short programme of films and special events this April. From the 23rd of April, Edinburgh audiences will be invited to discover some of 2023’s best productions, including...