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226 articles available in total starting from 21/03/2017. Last article published on 11/08/2022.

Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski • Directors of The Hamlet Syndrome

Interview: Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski • Directors of The Hamlet Syndrome

"Our protagonists are examples that it can take years to build a normal life again"

The established Polish documentary directors discuss their new film shot in Ukraine, which shows how theatre and film can assist in dealing with traumatic events  

11/08 | Locarno 2022 | Semaine de la critique

Lidia Duda • Director of Fledglings

Interview: Lidia Duda • Director of Fledglings

"Good human energy is the only power that can transform the world"

The veteran Polish director talks to us about the power of hugs and of human emotion and how to find hope in dark times  

10/08 | Locarno 2022 | Semaine de la Critique

Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

Interview: Kristoffer Rus • Director of Too Old for Fairy Tales

"'Honesty' was actually our key word when it came to directing, cinematography and overall choices during production"

The director of the Polish Netflix hit told us about his cinephilic background, making films for young audiences and working with actors  

08/08 | /Poland

Review: Elephant

Review: Elephant

Kamil Krawczycki's modest and charming debut feature is also a first production of Polish distributor Tongariro, which specialises in LGBTQ+ films  

03/08 | New Horizons 2022

Animated feature Diplodocus releases its first teaser

Animated feature Diplodocus releases its first teaser

Based on the cult Polish graphic novels from the 1980s, Wojtek Wawszczyk’s film is set for a 2023 release, and is a joint effort between Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia  

07/07 | Production | Funding | Poland/Czech Republic/Slovakia

Jerzy Skolimowski’s Eo to open the 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival

Jerzy Skolimowski’s Eo to open the 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival

The upcoming edition of the Wrocław-based gathering, which will pay tribute to Agnieszka Holland, Joanna Hogg and Lucile Hadžihalilović, includes over 200 features and will unspool from 21-31 July  

07/07 | New Horizons 2022

Review: Infinity According to Florian

Review: Infinity According to Florian

Capitalism is a form of colonisation that can be tamed by a maverick like late architect and artist Florian Yuriev, says Oleksiy Radynski in this documentary about his final battle  

06/07 | Sheffield Doc Fest 2022

Anna Kazejak • Director of Fucking Bornholm

Interview: Anna Kazejak • Director of Fucking Bornholm

“I have never received so many messages after any of my other films”

The Polish helmer discusses why her new feature is prompting so much feedback from her audience, and why film is her favourite art form  

05/07 | Karlovy Vary 2022 | Competition

The first Polish Viaplay Original film, Kos, shooting in Poland

The first Polish Viaplay Original film, Kos, shooting in Poland

The sophomore oeuvre by Paweł Maślona follows the life of Poland’s 18th-century national hero Tadeusz Kościuszko and is said to be a “story of violence”  

01/07 | Production | Funding | Poland

Quo Vadis, Aida? voted Best Film at the Polish Film Awards

Quo Vadis, Aida? voted Best Film at the Polish Film Awards

Jasmila Žbanić’s movie, a minority co-production with Poland, has won an impressive haul of prizes, also including Best Director, Best Script and Best Editing  

07/06 | Festivals | Awards | Poland

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