With five nominations for Polish filmmakers, an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, and a Silver Bear at Berlinale, 2015 is already shaping up to be a very special year for Polish cinema! For the past eleven years, the New York Polish Film Festival’s programs have reflected the diverse styles and subjects of Poland’s feature, short, animated, and documentary films.
In light of the recent death of Krzysztof Krauze, and in order to foster awareness of his legacy as a master Polish director, the festival will present a selection of his films, including PAPUSZA (co-directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze), a poetic picture about the Roma poet that features beautiful black-and-white cinematography.
GODS (BOGOWIE), by Łukasz Palkowski, which received the Best Film Award at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia in 2014, and several acclaimed documentaries, such as PADEREWSKI by Wieslaw Dąbrowski and ACTRESS (AKTORKA) by Kinga Dębska, about the late Elzbieta Czyżewska, will be also showcased.
Special thanks to the Festival’s Official Sponsor, Żywiec Polish Beer, and its Honorary Patrons: the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in New York and filmmaker Andrzej Wajda.
For more information about The New York Polish Film Festival, and a full schedule, please visit: www.nypff.com, and follow on Facebook by searching “The New York Polish Film Festival”.