2016 Films

The 2016 Viewers' Choice Award

Comedy

Planet Single

A shy but sexy music teacher becomes the hit of popular dating show.

Drama

11 Minutes

The lives of several people from Warsaw are intertwined for just 11 minutes. These minutes turn out to be crucial for their ultimate fate.

Drama

United States of Love

Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.

Science-Fiction

Gattaca

A young man assumes a false identity as a genetically perfect space navigator until a murder investigation threatens to expose his subterfuge.

Science-Fiction

On the Silver Globe

A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own dream.

Independent

Joanna Polak Retrospective

Joanna Polak, visiting Seattle for the 2016 edition of Seattle Polish Film Festival, is an award-winning animator whose films have been presented at more than 300 festivals and exhibitions worldwide, winning more than 25 awards and distinctions.

Drama

Happy New York

The story follows a group of people from the country in the east. They lived their lives, in a regular, gray, everyday existence. One day somebody decided to change the world, to make it a better place.

Independent

Independent & Short Film Showcase 2

We’ve selected some of the best films from the submissions we received from independent filmmakers and emerging artists both locally and internationally and have crafted two very special programs.

Independent

Independent & Short Film Showcase 1

We’ve selected some of the best films from the submissions we received from independent filmmakers and emerging artists both locally and internationally and have crafted two very special programs.

Drama

Generations

Generations by Janusz Zaorski is a full-length feature and documentary film which was made for the anniversary of the Wroclaw’s Wytwórnia Filmów Fabularnych.

Drama

A Short Film about Killing

A youth randomly, and brutally, murders a taxi-driver. Piotr has just passed his law exams and been admitted to the bar. He is to defend Jacek, the young murderer.

Action

Puget Soundtrack: Mr. Blot’s Academy

Thanks to the powers of magic, Adaś Niezgódka is transported to the fairy tale land of Mr. Blot – the protagonist of Jan Brzechwa’s classic book. Mr. Blot is a teacher and a magician in one. His lessons cannot be boring. Especially when bIotology is the subject. Adaś learns about the miracles of the enchanted land, but also gets to know its dark secrets.

Documentary

In Search of Lost Landscape

“In Search of a Lost Landscape” is a poignant story, told from an autobiographical perspective, of the Jewish community in Breslau/Wroclaw and Lower Silesia. This is a tale of their lives, hopes and dilemmas, and their final emigration after 1968.

Documentary

Alfred Schreyer of Drohobycz

A story of an extraordinary life of Alfred Schreyer, the last Jew of Drohobycz, Ukraine, who was born and still lives in this town.

Drama

Raise the Roof

Artists Rick and Laura Brown are not Jewish and not Polish, and yet they set out to rebuild Gwoździec, one of the magnificent 18th-century wooden synagogues of Poland.

Documentary

Jarocin: Rock For Freedom

A music documentary about one of the most important festivals of alternative music organized in Jarocin, central Poland.

Comedy

Kamper

An acerbic relationship comedy about a young married couple that draws together the sad truths about the difficulties of intimate relationships.

Drama

Double Life of Veronique

Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related.

Drama

Righteous

It is 1942. The Nazis launch the decisive phase of destruction. From the ghettos, Jews are transported to the death camps.

Documentary

Piano

The story of a piano that became an important symbol to protesters at Majdan Square during the Ukrainian conflict of 2014.

Drama

Persona Non Grata

Against his country's orders, a Japanese diplomat issues visas to refugees, saving over 6,000 Jewish lives at the outbreak of World War II.

Thriller

Strange Heaven

Based on true events. Social thriller built on misunderstandings of people acting in good faith but with contradictory goals.

Drama

New World

Three stories of immigrants coming to the Poland hoping to start a new life.

Documentary

Our Kasprowy

A history of the cable car at Kasprowy Wierch

Drama

These Daughters of Mine

The relationship between two sisters becomes even more complicated when their parents develop an illness.

Drama

Call Me Marianna

Marianna is a 40-year-old woman, who is suing her parents to obtain a sex change, has to choose between her own identity and that which is most precious to her – family.

Thriller

Geisha

A nightclub bouncer tries to give up his connections to the criminal underworld when he is reunited with his disabled brother and falls in love with his caretaker.

Action

DEKALOG: ONE

Krzysztof, a semantics professor and computer hobbyist, is raising his young son, Paweł, to look to science for answers, while Irena, Paweł’s aunt, lives a life rooted in faith. Over the course of one day, both adults are forced to question their belief systems.

Drama

Chemo

A young man in crisis meets a woman in the late stage of cancer, and they wrestle with the decision to start a family.

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