Get ready for an exciting weekend of Polish Film! Ekran – the Toronto Polish Film Festival is back for its 2nd year and will screen an array of exciting films starting this Friday, November 19th at the Revue Cinema in Toronto’s Roncesvalles District. All Screenings will include English Subtitles.
Tickets, which are priced at $10 for features and documentaries (animation and shorts are free), can be purchased in advance at Polimex Travel locations.
The festival will feature a full slate of films over the three days but here are some highlights from each day just to give you a taste of what to expect.
Special Guest: Robert Wieckiewicz
7:00pm – Friday, November 19, 2010
Director: Jan Kidawa Błoński
Script: Maciej Karpiński, Jan Kidawa Błoński
Cinematography: Piotr Wojtowicz
A well-known writer (Andrzej Seweryn) has an affair with a beautiful but much younger woman (Magdalena Boczarska). Despite popular indignation caused by the differences in age, material and social status, he marries “the girl from nowhere”. But blinded by his emotions, he does not suspect that their relationship may not be a coincidence.
9:30pm – Saturday, November 20, 2010
Director: Janusz Morgenstern
Script: Janusz Morgenstern, Janusz Anderman
Cinematography: Andrzej Ramlau PSC
1980. Kamil, a student of Polish philology, publishes an experimental poem in a prestigious periodical. The world around is engulfed in the Solidarity revolution; everyone is required to choose on which side of the barricade one stands.
9:30pm – Sunday, November 21, 2010
Director: Borys Lankosz
Script: Andrzej Bart
Cinematography: Marcin Koszałka
The early 1950s. Sabina has recently turned 30. Her mother tries to find her a husband. Her grandmother eagerly judges potential suitors. Unfortunately potential fiancés either turn out to be married, or Sabina doesn’t find them interesting. Then one day she meets the charming, intelligent and incredibly handsome Bronisław. His presence will lead to a series of unexpected events that will forever change the lives of these three lonely women.