2016 Festival

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  • 11 Minutes

    11 Minutes

    (11 Minut)

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

    Directed by Jerzy Skolimowski (2015)

  • A Short Film about Killing

    A Short Film about Killing

    (Krótki Film o Zabijaniu)

    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.

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski (1988)

  • Alfred Schreyer of Drohobycz

    Alfred Schreyer of Drohobycz

    (Alfred Scheyer z Drohobycza)

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

    Directed by Marcin Gizycki (2010)

  • Call Me Marianna

    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.

    Directed by na (2015)

  • Chemo

    Chemo

    (Chemia)

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

    Directed by Bartosz Prokopowicz (2015)

  • DEKALOG: ONE

    DEKALOG: ONE

    (DEKALOG: 1)

    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.

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski (1988)

  • Double Life of Veronique

    Double Life of Veronique

    (Podwójne życie Weroniki)

    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.

    Directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski (Podw)

  • Geisha

    Geisha

    (Gejsza)

    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.

    Directed by Radosław Markiewicz (2015)

  • Generations

    Generations

    (Pokolenia)

    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.

    Directed by Janusz Zaorski (2016)

  • Happy New York

    Happy New York

    (Szczesliwego Nowego Jorku)

    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.

    Directed by Janusz Zaorski (1997)

  • In Search of Lost Landscape

    In Search of Lost Landscape

    (W poszukiwaniu utraconego krajobrazu)

    “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.

    Directed by Leo Kantor (2014)

  • Independent & Short Film Showcase 1

    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.

    Directed by directors, various (2016)

  • Independent & Short Film Showcase 2

    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.

    Directed by directors, various (2016)

  • Jarocin: Rock For Freedom

    Jarocin: Rock For Freedom

    (Jarocin: Po Co Wolnosc)

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

    Directed by Marek Gajczak, Leszek Gnoinski (2015)

  • Joanna Polak Retrospective

    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.

    Directed by Joanna Polak (2016)

  • Kamper

    Kamper

    (Kamper)

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

    Directed by Lukasz Grzegorzek (2016)

  • New World

    New World

    (Nowy Swiat)

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

    Directed by Elzbieta Benkowska (Zhanna), Michal Wawrzecki (Azzam), Lukasz Ostalski (Vera) (2015)

  • Our Kasprowy

    Our Kasprowy

    (Nasz Kasprowy)

    A history of the cable car at Kasprowy Wierch

    Directed by Janusz Julo Sus (2012)

  • Persona Non Grata

    Persona Non Grata

    (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.

    Directed by Cellin Gluck (2015)

  • Piano

    Piano

    (Piano )

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

    Directed by Vita Maria Drygas (2015)

  • Planet Single

    Planet Single

    (Planeta singli)

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

    Directed by Mitja Okorn (2016)

  • Puget Soundtrack: Mr. Blot’s Academy

    Puget Soundtrack: Mr. Blot’s Academy

    (Puget Soundtrack: Akademia Pana Kleksa)

    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.

    Directed by Krzysztof Gradowski (1984)

  • Raise the Roof

    Raise the Roof

    (Podnieść Dach)

    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.

    Directed by Yari Wolinsky (2016)

  • Righteous

    Righteous

    (Sprawiedliwy)

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

    Directed by Michal Szczerbic (2016)

  • Strange Heaven

    Strange Heaven

    (Obce Niebo)

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

    Directed by Dariusz Gajewski (2015)

  • These Daughters of Mine

    These Daughters of Mine

    (Moje Córki Krowy)

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

    Directed by Kinga Dębska (2015)

  • United States of Love

    United States of Love

    (Zjednoczone Stany Milosci)

    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.

    Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski (2016)