The film programme of the 43rd Gdynia Film Festival includes a total of 50 films participating in the Main Competition, Visions Apart Competition and Short Film Competition, but also many non-competing sections. Among them, there are the films awarded at Krakow Film Festival.

Thanks to the co-operation of the Gdynia Film Festival with the Krakow Film Festival, the viewers in Gdynia will have a chance to watch selected films, awarded this year in Krakow. In the section “Krakow Film Festival Catching Waves,” there are five films, the best documentary films and one animated film.

“On the 15th anniversary of Krakow Film Foundation we will show in Gdynia the films which we love the most: with clear protagonists, strong subject matter, painstakingly made and sincere. At the Gdynia Film Festival, we will present various faces of the contemporary documentary film and one animated gem. Do not miss it,” says Krzysztof Gierat, the director of the Krakow Film Festival.

“Of Fathers and Sons,” directed by: Talal Derka
the Golden Horn for the director of the best film (the International Documentary Film Competition at the 58th KFF)

How does the life of jihadists look like from close-up? The director won the trust of an Islamic fundamentalist’s family with whom he spent over two years, filming their everyday life and their fight against the enemy. In the shadow of the ongoing war, the youngest generation of jihadists is growing up.

“Over the Limit,” directed by: Marta Prus
the Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film (the Polish Competition at the 58th KFF)

Twenty-year-old Russian Margarita Mamun trains rhythmic gymnastics. In her preparations for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she is helped by two coaches, who represent different approaches to sport success and start different relationships with the protagonist.

“Unconditional love,” directed by: Rafał Łysak
the Golden Hobby-Horse for the director of the best film (the Polish Competition at the 58th  KFF)

The self-reflective character of the documentary film by Rafał Łysak allows us to come closer to an unusual relationship between a twentysomething and his grandma.The woman cannot accept her grandson’s homosexuality, even though he is someone very important to her.

“Sisters,” directed by: Michał Hytroś
the Silver Dragon for the best documentary film (the International Short Film Competition at the 58th KFF)

Staniątki near Krakow: behind a centuries-old wall, the oldest Benedictine nunnery in Poland hides. Its inhabitants are cheerful elderly ladies who do not avoid jokes, puns and small pointed utterances. The camera watches their work and prayer.

“III,” directed by:Marta Pajek
the Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best animated film (the Polish Competition at the 58th KFF)

Another part of the animated triptych, in which the author returns to the concept of impossible figures.This time, the concept is supposed to illustrate men-women’s relations.

More information about films (CLICK HERE).

The 43rd Gdynia Film Festival is held from the 17th of September to the 22n of September, 2018.