POLISH CINEMA: A HISTORY Marek Haltof
19th september | 04:30PM - 05:30PM | Gdynia Film Centre - Galeria GCF
First published in the United States in 2002 as Polish National Cinema (and translated into Polish in 2004 as Kino polskie), Marek Haltof’s book was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema. This thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition provides an essential account of Polish cinema from 1896 to 2017. Marek Haltof is a Professor at Northern Michigan University. His recent books, dealing with Polish and Australian cinema, include Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska’s Th...
FILM SCHOOL 2 Kinga Burzyńska
19th september | 06:30PM - 07:30PM | Gdynia Film Centre - Galeria GCF
In a series of fascinating conversations, the most prominent Polish actors and actresses tell TVN journalist Kinga Burzyńska about their humble beginnings: entrance exams for an acting school, stage and film debuts, working methods and a career path that led them to where they are now. Their recollections and anecdotes contribute to a multifaceted profile, the common and the magical, of an uneasy and alluring acting craft. In volume 2, a number of artists – Magdalena Boczarska, Jowita Budnik, Jan ...
ROCKEFFELERS AND MARX OVER WARSAW. Michał Piepiórka
20th september | 04:30PM - 05:30PM | Gdynia Film Centre - Galeria GCF
A popular Feliks Falk’s 1990 film, Capital, or How to Make Money in Poland, begins with a very symptomatic – almost prophetic – shot of a Karl Marx monument flying over Warsaw. At the time the film premiered, its symbolism was quite unequivocal, but nearly thirty years later, the scene has become much more ambiguous. Today, its original meaning may well be the least intriguing one. Post-1989 Poland was defined by tumultuous changes, great expectations, frustrations, disappointments, frequent ups and ...