Poland Film Festival 2015

ⓒPhoenix Film Investments and Opus Film

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 fourth run, aims to correct that. Moving to Shinjuku's Kadokawa Cinema, the 2015 edition will feature a programme including both classics and newer fare – a total of 20 films. Look out for rare oldies like Tadeusz Chmielewski's 1958 drama Eve Wants to Sleep and the full 'Three War Films' trilogy by Andrzej Wajda: A Generation (1954), Kanał (1956) and Ashes and Diamonds (1958). Meanwhile, more recent highlights include the Oscar-nominated short documentary Our Curse (2013) and the hard-hitting Warsaw Uprising (2014). The full schedule can be found here.

Note that all films are shown with Japanese subtitles only.


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