Although Poland has produced visionaries like Polanski, Kieslowski and Wajda, and the country's film industry has had an outsize impact on the history of cinema, the films themselves remain relatively unknown in Japan. This festival, now back for its third run, aims to correct that. This year's program is curated by director Jerzy Skolimowski and focuses on the work of Wojciech Jerzy Has, a sharp observer of Jewish society who often incorporated surrealist techniques in his movies, most famously in the 1973 mystery The Hourglass Sanatorium.
Note that some films are shown with English subtitles – see the full schedule below:
Noose ('Petla', 1957), Wojciech Jerzy Has. Dec 14 4.30pm, Dec 19 5pm
Blind Chance (1981), Krzysztof Kieślowski. Dec 18 2pm, Dec 21 4.30pm, Dec 23 6.30pm
Hands up! (1967/81), Jerzy Skolimowski. Dec 22 7.30pm