2nd of June – today marks the halfway point of 61st KFF

Today marks the halfway point of our festival! As every day, we invite you to Krakow cinemas and online screenings. The full programme can be found here. 
Kino Kijów Cinema
  • 15:00 – 20:00 – the exhibition Werki. Wajda. Renata Pajchel. The exhibition will be available for the entire duration of the festival. Admission free.

A multimedia version of the famous outdoor exhibition organised by the Andrzej Wajda Film Culture Centre in Warsaw. Every day in the Kijów Studio 1 auditorium you will be able to see great photos from the sets of Andrzej Wajda’s films taken by Renata Pajchel, an excellent photographer and werki author. This extraordinary documentation began during the making of Everything for Sale and continued until the last film made by the Polish filmmaker.

  • 12:00 – 17:00 – Letters to Afar. Video installation by Péter Forgács with live music by The Klezmatic.

The video installation ‘Letters to Afar’ by Hungarian artist Péter Forgács is based on home movies made by Jewish immigrants from the United States who visited their hometowns in Poland during the 1920s and 30s, and which are now included in the collection of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York. Free admission.

Kino Pod Baranami
  • 11:30 am – screening of films from Panorama of Polish Documentary: Mikrokosmosy directed by Dorota Roś,
    Krafftówna in Wonderland directed by Maciej Kowalewski and Piotr Konstantinov – both directors will be present during the Q&A after the screening. The meeting will be hosted by Krzysztof Spór.
Agrafka cinema
  • 11:00 – screening of Faith and Branko with director Catherine Harte – Q&A after the screening will be hosted by Błażej Hrapkowicz.
  • 20:30 – screening of Leaving Paradise, dir. by Ofer Freiman – with the participation of the director – Q&A after the screening  will be hosted by Błażej Hrapkowicz.
Open-air Cinema at the Wawel Hill
  • 21:30 – screening of the film Agony, presented as part of the cycle “Sounds of Music”, directed by Tomasz Knittel. The partner of the cycle is PGE Energia Ciepła.
Kino Online – programme for children
  • Fajna Ferajna w Indiach, dir. by Tomasz Stankiewicz – available from 2 to 4 June. Free screening on the platform www.playkrakow.com

Extraordinary story of a ten-year-old Wiesio, one of a thousand Polish children saved from the hell of World War II by an Indian maharaja.  At Easter 1940, the boy, his mother and brother were arrested by the NKVD and deported to Siberia. There he shares the dramatic fate of tens of thousands of Polish exiles. Rescue comes from the least expected direction. This multimedia webdoc tells the authentic story of Wiesław Stypuła through cartoons, animations and archives.

  • Available today from 8:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. – screening of Solan and Ludwig – Mission Moon on the Play Krakow platform.

This year’s free programme Kids&Youth. Cinema for the young consists of 5 documentaries, feature and animated films and a fascinating multimedia project. Each of the proposals is recommended for a different age group – the set will include both films for preschoolers and teenagers.

Online Q&A
  • 10:00, Online Cinema – Documentary Competition

Writing with fire, dir. by Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh. The meeting is moderated by Ada Petriczko

  • 12:00, Online Cinema – Focus on Norway
    Where Man Returns, dir. by Egil Håskjold-Larsen. The meeting is hosted by Kaja Klimek   

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