The Positive Energy of a Cinematic Tuesday

8/08/17
Rivette Week Art for Art's Sake: The Square

This festival day will surprise audiences with engaged cinema and the fresh point of view from young artists.

The festival Tuesday starts at 10.00 with the double screenings of ”The Man from London” and ”Journey on the Plain” with a guest appearance by Fred Kelemen. Fifteen minutes later, you can watch the provocative ”Opera about Poland” (KNH 8), an innovative documentary directed by Piotr Stasik; the show will be followed by a Q&A with the artists. At 12.45, we invite you to a Lebanese story which won the FIPRESCI Award at the last Berlinale - "A Feeling Greater Than Love" (KNH 2), followed by a Q&A with the director. Then, the exciting Chilean film ”Family Life” (KNH 8) screens at 13.15, as does the long awaited "Heart of Love" (KNH 9) by Łuksz Ronduda. This is a portrait of one of the most original couples of the Polish art scene, Wojtek Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek and will be followed by a Q&A. Greek cinema will be present at our festival Tuesday at 13.30 in the form of ”Polk” (KNH 4). This non-standard aesthetic experience was honored at the Thessaloniki Film Festival 2014. At 15.30 we recommend taking a look at the Canadian picture, ”Fighting Through the Night” in KNH 6. The production is an essay about helplessness, but also about the need for solidarity and change in the face of danger. Later on, viewers can enjoy Shortlist Set 3 at KNH 2 at 15.45. Ann Oren's lauded work, The World is Mine," is an Israeli movie about the phenomenon of Hatsune Miku, the most famous virtual singer in the world. The next Q&As restart at 16.15 and involve ”Strange but True” (KNH 8), a film about love that is being very warmly received by audiences, and ”Birds Are Singing in Kigali” (KNH 9). This latter production is the work of Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze and tells a moving story about the tragedy of the Rwandan genocide through the female point of view. Evening shows begin at 18.45 with the Austrian ”Los Feliz” (KNH 2) directed by Edgar Honetschläger, with a Q&A with the director himself present for a Q&A. At 19.00 in KNH 4 ”Sarajevo Song of Woe,” or three anguished compositions from modern Sarajevo. Moments later, i.e. at 19.15, you can watch a futurological speculation on the development of civilization and the end of the world, or ”Photon” (KNH 8) directed by Norman Leto, which everyone seems to be anticipating. Later, at KNH 3 at 21.45, ”My Sister” is a Spanish-Colombian production awarded for the best acting performance at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival 2017. Late evening, at 22.00, in KNH 6, there will screen a film that has been arousing extreme reactions, ”All Those Sleepless Nights,” with its story of contemporary Varsovian innocent sorcerers powered by drugs and alcohol. After the screening, there will be a Q&A with director Michał Marszak. The day’s film program will culminate at the Market Square with a showcasing of the beautiful film ”Mr. Gaga” by Tomer Heymann, a production that combines a biography and a visionary work abut dance.

At night, you cannot miss the T-Mobile Electronic Beats scene, where, at 22.00, the intriguing Vitas Guerulaitis will perform, as will synthpop band Blood Sport - as always, at the club festival - Arsenal.

Zosia Wierzchowska


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