We are coming back to cinemas across Lesser Poland!

The review of the best Polish documentaries is going to visit Krakóww, Bochnia, Sucha Beskidzka, and Tarnów. Once again, the Krakow Film Foundation organises the event as part of a project co-financed by the City of Kraków. The program features five outstanding productions that were shown and awarded at the 63rd Krakow Film Festival. Tickets – priced at just PLN 12 – will be available soon!

It’s the third time we are sharing what we think were the best films shown during the latest edition of the festival with the audiences in Kraków and Lesser Poland’s cinemas. Polish artists do not avert their gaze from the changes in the contemporary world. They look at human weaknesses, their struggles with pain, and accompany them in the search for perfection in art and paradise on Earth. Our program is dominated by female directors. It’s also a sign of the times. – comments Krzysztof Gierat, director of the Krakow Film Festival.

Screenings will be held from August to December 2023. Each month one of the selected titles will be released in cinemas. In Kraków, the films will be shown in all art-house cinemas: Kino Pod Baranami, Agrafka, Kika, Paradox, Kijów, Mikro, and Sfinks. In Lesser Poland – in the Marzenie cinema in Tarnów, Regis in Bochnia, and in Centrum Kultury i Filmu in Sucha Beskidzka. 

The review will open with a screening of the Polish-Romanian documentary No Elephant in the Room by Clara Kleininger-Wanik, which was awarded at the 63rd Krakow Film Festival. It’s a story of circus performers, who are trying to find their way after the introduction of a new law banning performances with live animals. To aid them, a world-famous circus director comes to Romania from Las Vegas itself. In just a few months, the team has to adapt to his new artistic vision. This will involve learning acrobatic tricks and facing challenges they have not previously encountered. The ambition of the group’s new mentor – who has worked with, among others, the famous Cirque du Soleil – is to create the greatest circus show in this part of Europe. 

A screening with a guest appearance of the director of the film No Elephant in the Room will take place on 24 August at 6:30 p.m. at the Agrafka cinema in Kraków. The documentary will be shown in the remaining cinemas (with the exception of the Sfinks and Kijów cinemas) until 1 September. 

In the following months, the audience will get the opportunity to watch the double-awarded Early Apex by Paweł Hejbudzki, Agnieszka Iwańska’s Golden Heynal winner Ula, followed by Radical Move by Aniela Gabryel – honoured with the best producer award – and the winner of the Golden Hobby-Horse, Małgorzata Kozera’s film Faces of Agata. Premiere screenings will be accompanied by meetings with the creators. 

The event is organized by the Krakow Film Foundation as part of a project co-financed by the City of Kraków.

Schedule:

  • No Elephant in the Room, dir. Clara Kleininger-Wanik (24 August – 1 September)
  • Early Apex, dir. Paweł Hejbudzki (September/October)
  • Ula, dir. Agnieszka Iwańska (October)
  • Radical Move, dir. Aniela Gabryel (November/December)
  • Faces of Agata, dir. Małgorzata Kozera (December)

All tickets are available at a special price of PLN 12.

Tickets will be available both digitally and in cinemas.

Krakow Film Festival is on the exclusive list of qualifying events for the Oscars® in the categories of short film (live action, animated, documentary) and documentary feature, as well as a recommending event for the European Film Awards in the same categories.

The 64th Krakow Film Festival will take place from 26 May to 2 June 2024. KFF VOD is available until 16 June 2023: https://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/vod/

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