Diary Dates: 15th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival

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The 15th Kinoteka Polish Festival will run from 17 March to 5 April 2017 in venues across London. The festival is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in London in partnership with Pole ArtsFoundation.

Following the unexpected passing of Andrzej Wajda showing a selection of his works during the festival. The festival  will open with Andrej Wajda’s last work – Afterimage which is described as “an insightful depiction of Wladyslaw Strzeminski Polish avant-garde painter.”

Other highlights included in this year’s festival are:

British Sea Power live performance to Polish animation shorts specially chosen by the band on closing night 5 April
New Polish cinema strand incl. Jan Matuszynski’s family drama The Last Family, teen drama Playground and romantic comedy Planet Single
Unsung Pioneers incl. the first Polish filmmaker Wanda Jakubowska and first filmmaker to film on site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp with The Last Stage (1948)
A focus on multi-award winning Director Marcin Koszalka 
Hubert Woroniecki’s Casablancas: The Man Who Loved Women 
Wes-Anderson esque Happiness of the World by festival favourite filmmaker Michael Rosa on 19 March
Whitechapel art gallery selection of Polish 70s avant-garde artists
Oscar nominated animator, director and master of digital SFX Tomasz Baginski in conversation
To find out more and book tickets visit the festival website: http://kinoteka.org.uk
“KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival takes place in London each spring. Organised by the Polish Cultural Institute in London, the festival celebrates the best of Polish cinema and culture. Each year audiences can enjoy a selection of film and documentary screenings, both classic and contemporary, as well as talks and Q&As with the filmmakers. A selection of interactive forums and classes is always on offer, as well as live music and art exhibitions. Welcome to 15th edition of Kinoteka Polish Film Festival.”

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