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  • 15 April 2013

    This April, the German capital will host the eighth edition of filmPOLSKA, one of the biggest festivals of Polish cinema outside Poland, organized by the Polish Institute in Berlin. The programme features over one hundred movies and includes new Polish cinema, retrospectives devoted to individual themes and authors, the art of cinematography, workshops on film direction, educational events and an exhibition.

    The festival will open with Małgorzata Szumowska’s In the Name Of, the winner of this year’s Teddy Award at the Berlinale. Cinemas and clubs participating in filmPOLSKA will also host screenings of You Are God by Leszek Dawid, an instant hit with Polish cinemagoers, Baby Blues by Katarzyna Rosłaniec, the winner of a Crystal Bear at Berlinale 2013 and Maria Sadowska’s Women’s Day which examines the aggressiveness of the neoliberal market and its impact on people’s lives.


    Staged in cooperation with the German Historical Museum, this year’s retrospective will focus on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, featuring Polish, German and Israeli movies that deal with the difficult history of Europe.


    The film workshops will traditionally be held by Stanisław Mucha, whose satirical approach to documentaries makes him a favourite with the festival audience.


    The Kamera Kunst event will showcase works by cinematographers from the Sobocińscy family: Witold, Piotr and Piotr, Jr – three generations of cameramen who shaped and continue to shape Polish cinematography.


    For the first time ever, the 2013 filmPOLSKA  festival will offer a rich educational programme, whose aims are to familiarize Berlin’s school students with the life of Polish youth, and to enable young visitors to produce their own films about the multicultural world.


    Guests of this year’s edition are Leszek Dawid, Katarzyna Rosłaniec, Maria Sadowska, and Witold and Piotr Sobociński.


    The festival will run in Berlin from 18 through 24 April 2013.

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