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The cinema is open again!

September 25 - October 1, 2020

NEW: 

AND THEN WE DANCED | AND THEN WE DANCED
(Levan Akin) SE/GE/FR 2019, 113’
(in Georgian with Polish and English subtitles)

A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the conservative confines of modern Georgian society, And than We Danced follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.

 

I NEVER CRY | JAK NAJDALEJ STĄD
(Piotr Domalewski) PL/IE 2020, 98'
(in Polish and English with Polish subtitles)

Ola must travel to Ireland to bring her father's body back to Poland after he died working at a construction site. But never mind her dad, Ola wants to know if he saved money for the car he had promised. Dealing with foreign bureaucracy in her own street-smart way, Ola learns that her biggest dream wasn't a car, but getting to know her dad.

 

HOPE | HÅP
(Maria Sødahl) NO/SE 2019, 126’
(in Norwegian and Swedish with Polish subtitles)

Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård), the principals in Maria Sødahl's moving Hope, adore their careers in dance and theatre. Their blended family structure is complicated, with two young sons and an adolescent daughter from their own union and two adult children from Tomas' marriage. Returning home after the triumphant international debut of a ballet she directed, Anja finds Tomas is working late, a galling abnegation of responsibility in her eyes. Then her physician gives her a dire diagnosis: she has an inoperable tumor that may be connected to the lung cancer for which she was successfully treated the previous year.

 

SWALLOW | SWALLOW
(Carlo Mirabella-Davis) US/FR 2019, 94'
(in English with Polish subtitles)

Hunter, a newly pregnant housewife, finds herself increasingly compelled to consume dangerous objects. As her husband and his family tighten their control over her life, she must confront the dark secret behind her new obsession.

 

TONY HALIK | TONY HALIK
(Marcin Borchardt) PL 2020, 90'
(in Polish)

Evita Peron’s private pilot, Richard Nixon’s press officer, Queen Elisabeth’s guest of honor, first non-Cuban journalist to interview Fidel Castro. Living in communist Poland, where people are banned to have passports. Meet Tony Halik – the legend and the liar.


PREVIEW SCREENINGS:

THE NEST | THE NEST
(Sean Durkin) GB/CA 2020, 107'
(in English with Polish subtitles)

Life for an entrepreneur and his American family begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

 

TWO OF US | DEUX
(Filippo Meneghetti) FR/LX/BE 2019, 99’
(in French and German with Polish and English subtitles)

Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Everybody, including Madeleine’s family, thinks they are just neighbours. Nina believes that nowadays no one will pay attention to them. She tries to convince Madeleine to move to Rome and to live together finally. Madeleine is ready to tell her daughter about their relationship, but unexpected events will thwart their plans.

Two of Us is a beautiful love story, where dramatic events and good humour come together and move you to tears. Filippo Meneghettiego’s feature debut premiered at Toronto Film Festival.

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:

ONCE UPON A TIME IN POLAND | ONCE UPON A TIME IN POLAND
(Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda) CZ/PL/SK 2020, 95’
(in Czech and Polish with Polish and English subtitles)

In the heart of Europe, two nations exist side by side, similar to each another in many ways and yet worlds apart. Czechs are dedicated atheists, while Poles are being baptized as soon as they are born. Czechs shake their heads in disbelief at the Polish piety, while Poles hold Czechs in contempt for living without God. A Czech documentary crew sets out on a pilgrimage across Poland in order to investi-gate specific situations regarding linked to  Polish religiousness. What will happen when they meet with an exorcist or very dedicated listeners of ultra-Catholic Radio Maryja? Will Czechs understand the Polish religiousness and will Poles accept the Czech way of life without God?

 

WEATHER TO SCRATCH | WEATHER TO SCRATCH
(Paweł Puławski) PL 2019, 50’
(in Polish without subtitles)


Weather to Scratch is a suspenseful story of the fight for podium places in the second edition of Race Through Poland, which took place in May 2019. In less than an hour, we see how the favorites managed their race, how they coped with the legendary weather (to say that it was raining all the time, that's nothing to say), demanding mountain passes and their own limitations.

 

WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY | WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
(Madeleine Olnek) US 2018, 84’
(in English with Polish subtitles)


A biographical comedy about one of the greatest American poets Emily Dickinson and her love for Susan Gilbert. Called the hermit of Amherst, Emily Dickinson did not live alone. Her youth friendship with Susan Gilbert turned into a love affair, and was later tested by Susan’s marriage with Emily’s brother. Hiding her feelings, Emily had to face the prejudices of a men-dominated community of poets and publishers who did not want to publish her poems because of their novelty and the fact that their author was a woman.


ALSO ON OUR SCREENS:

25 YEARS OF INNOCENCE. THE CASE OF TOMEK KOMENDA
| 25 LAT NIEWINNOŚCI. SPRAWA TOMKA KOMENDY (Jan Holoubek) PL 2020, 118'
(in Polish with English subtitles)

25 Years of Innocence. The Case of Tomek Komenda, a drama following the tragic story of a man who had served 18 years in prison before he was found not guilty in 2018. Tomasz Komenda was 23 years old when his life was brutally interrupted. He was arrested overnight, thrown into prison and charged with murder. Further reports confirmed his involvement in the crime and all evidence was against him. For nearly two decades of imprisonment he was beaten, threatened, humiliated and left alone.

 

A FRIENDLY TALE | LE BONHEUR DES UNS...
(Daniel Cohen) FR 2020, 100’
(in French with Polish subtitles)

Life loving 40-something Lea (Bérénice Bejo) works in retail, and is happily married to Marc (Vincent Cassel), a conservative and somewhat insecure salesman. Lea has long been considered a dreamer by her know-it-all best friend Karine (Florence Foresti), who seems content enough with her advertising executive job and life with gentle giant Francis (François Damiens) and their two kids. But something is about to upset the intricate balance of this quartet.

 

ARAB BLUES | UN DIVAN À TUNIS
(Manele Labidi) FR/TN 2019, 88’
(in French and Arabic with Polish subtitles)

After 10 years of living in Paris, Selma (Golshifteh Farahani) has returned to Tunis. Back home, her younger cousin can't figure out why she'd leave the French capital, her aunt is overbearing, and her uncle is only giving her a matter of weeks to crash in the apartment above their house. Selma, nonetheless, is steadfast in her resolve: she wants to open up a psychotherapy practice. So begins the first feature directed and written by Manele Labidi, an incisive comedy about coming home, breaking taboos, and building community. As Selma tries to settle in, she's faced with increasing complications that she couldn't have predicted. There isn't just the matter of finding interested psychotherapy patients in a locale that's not keen on the talking cure, but she also needs to navigate a confusing bureaucratic circus in order to get the right papers to run her practice. On top of all that, a strapping cop, Naim (Majd Mastoura), is keeping a close eye on her every move.



BABYTETH | BABYTEETH
(Shannon Murphy) AU 2019, 120'
(in English with Polish subtitles)

When seriously ill teenager Milla falls madly in love with smalltime drug dealer Moses, it's her parents' worst nightmare. But as Milla's first brush with love brings her a new lust for life, things get messy and traditional morals go out the window. Milla soon shows everyone in her orbit - her parents, Moses, a sensitive music teacher, a budding child violinist, and a disarmingly honest pregnant neighbour - how to live like you have nothing to lose. What might have been a disaster for the Finlay family instead leads to letting go and finding grace in the glorious chaos of life. Babyteeth joyously explores how good it is not to be dead yet and how far we will go for love.

 

INTERIOR | INTERIOR
(Marek Lechki) PL 2019, 87'
(in Polish)

Maciek, tricked by his boss, steals his boss's car and goes on a desperate joyride across. He drives across the interior of Poland, where people are preparing for a celebration of an unspecified anniversary. In the meanwhile, Magda, a Town Hall employee in charge of the anniversary events, Highly committed at first, gradually notices all the dirt and corruption around her. At some point, she must choose between her career and integrity, whether she should accept it or risk her career and leave. Finally, on the celebration day, Maciek and Magda finally meet. Will it change anything for tchem?

 

TENET | TENET
(Christopher Nolan) GB/US 2020, 150'
(in English with Polish subtitles)

Armed with only one word - Tenet - and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

 

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