Amazing Movie Madness

Art for Art's Sake: The Square Thursday at the Movies

This excitement-filled Wednesday is perfect for discussions, debates about movies and a gallery opening.

This festival day begins with a philosophical treatise at 9.45 – i.e. the unique ”Los Feliz” (KNH 2) directed by Edgar Honetschläger. Half an hour later, we will screen a Danish tale of rivalry and vengeance in the surreal ”Winter Brothers” (KNH 8), which will be followed by a meeting with director Hlynur Palmason. At 13.00, Merlin Wennig will welcome anyone interested in a lecture on Hasidic cinema at KNH 6. At 13.15 – you can watch the provocative ”Opera About Poland” (KNH 7), a documentary directed by Piotr Stasik, which will be followed by a meeting with filmmakers. The most lauded film of this year's Berlinale - ”A Fantastic Woman,” awarded for its script and given the Teddy Award for productions with LGBTQ topics, will screen at 15.45 in KNH 1. At the same time, in KNH 2, you can opt to watch ”Brexitannia,” directed by Timothy George Kelly, which offers a portrait of contemporary Britons divided by politics. Anyone passionate about cinema cannot miss the screening of ”The Nun” as part of a retrospective. The 1966 production is an adaptation of Diderot's novel and features a brilliant role by Anna Karina (KNH 4 at 16.00). As part of the new Israeli cinema review, New Horizons has prepared a screening of ”Watch Over Her” at 16.00 in KNH 6. Later, at 16.15, you can see ”A Heart of Love” (KNH 9) by Łukasz Ronduda, a portrait of one the most original couples on the Polish art scene, Wojtek Bąkowski and Zuzanna Bartoszek; it will be followed by a Q&A. There are two screenings available at 18.45: in KNH 2 - ”Peaceful Heart” and, in KNH 3, the New Zealand production ”Spookers” followed by a Q&A with filmmakers.Afterward you can catch ”Vangelo” in KNH 6 at 19.00, a dramatic story about reality as experienced by refugees. At the same time, at Etno Café, we encourage your attendance at what promises to be a lively debate under the auspices of i –D magazine, called ”A Guide to Growing Up,” during which we will try to answer the question of how cinema portrays millennials. At 19.15 come see a moving story about the tragedy of the Rwandan genocide through the women’s point of view - ”Birds Are Singing in Kigali” (KNH 9) by Krzysztof Krauze and Joanna Kos-Krauze; stay after the screening for a Q&A with the filmmakers. The evening is also a perfect time to enjoy art at the BWA Gallery on 32 Wita Stwosza Street, where the opening of Wojtek Urlich’s exhibition New Deal awaits guests. Meanwhile, at 20.00, a performance by the underground Teatr Polski will begin in the parking lot next to Arsenal. In the open air, on Wednesday, you can catch the optimistic ”Like Crazy” at 22.00 on Market Square. Moments later - at 22.15, you might come and watch ”Family Life” in KNH 8 – a Chilean combination of humor and mystery.
The day’s festivities will wrap up, as usual, at the Arsenal festival club – where the Electronic Beats Scene will feature Inga Copeland, Zebra Katz and We Draw A, starting at 22.00.

Zosia Wierzcholska


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