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Polish Days

The new industry event showcases latest films by Leszek Dawid, Pior Trzaskalski and Jacek Bławut, works in progress of Andrzej Wajda's Wałęsa, Ari Folman's The Congress and Maciej Pieprzyca's The Will to Live, among others. Particpants will also hear pitchings of new films by Andrzej Żuławski, Bartek Konopka and Marcin Wrona.

Polish Days is a new industry event of the T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival focused on presentation of latest Polish films to an international industry at closed screenings. It will take place on 21-23 July 2012 during the 12. edition of the Wrocław festival (19-29 July 2012).

The New Horizons IFF has had a great industry attendance in recent years with 400 professionals present in Wrocław in 2011. Now, the festival wants to use its position and contacts to make sure Polish cinema enters the world stage with even more success. The festival is supported by strong partners on this event: the city of Wrocław, Polish Film Institute and Film Commission Poland.

Joanna Łapińska, the festival's Artistic Director says: The idea came after feedback from international professionals wanting to see the very latest Polish films on an exclusive basis.

Closed screenings of seven completed films and eight works in progress as well as seven pitchings of projects in development are planned for the first edition of the event. 150 Polish and international professionals are expected to attend. Among them: programmers from Cannes, Berlin, Rotterdam, Tribeca, Karlovy Vary, Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Gothenburg; sales companies such as Wild Bunch, Les Films du Losange, Hanway, MK2 and LevelK and buyers, i.e. Epicentre, Soda Pictures, Neue Visionen, Urban Distribution, Gutek Film, TVP and Polsat. Some of the Polish producers attending include: Opus Film, Akson Studio, SF Kadr, Skorpion Arte, WFDiF, Metro Films, Federico Film and Prasa & Film.

Films selected for the Polish Days are:

Film screened in full:

  • All Matthew's Women (Wszystkie kobiety Mateusza) by Artur Więcek "Baron"
  • Man at War (Wirtualna wojna) by Jacek Bławut
  • Manhunt (Obława) by Marcin Krzyształowicz
  • My Father's Bike (Mój rower) by Piotr Trzaskalski
  • Viva Bel@rus! (Zyvie Bel@rus!) by Krzysztof Łukaszewicz (work-in-progress)
  • The Vinyards' Keeper by Jan Kidawa-Błoński (work-in-progress)
  • You Are God (Jesteś Bogiem) by Leszek Dawid

Works in Progress:

  • Exercise Of Life by Wiktoria Szymańska
  • Last Floor (Ostatnie piętro) by Tadeusz Król
  • Papusza by Krzysztof Krauze & Joanna Kos-Krauze
  • The Big Leap by Kristoffer Rus
  • The Closed Circuit (Układ zamknięty) by Ryszard Bugajski
  • The Congress by Ari Folman
  • The Will To Live (Chce się żyć) by Maciej Pieprzyca
  • Wałęsa by Andrzej Wajda


  • Dark Matter (Ciemna materia) by Andrzej Żuławski
  • Demon by Marcin Wrona
  • Hoang Means Yellow (Hoang czyli Żółty) by Paweł Ziemilski
  • The Mute (Niemy) by Bartek Konopka
  • The Here After (Po śmierci) by Magnus von Horn
  • The Sound Of Nature - The Nature Of Sound by Jacek Piotr Bławut
  • Traces by Wiktoria Szymańska
  • Diplodocus (Diplodok) by Wojtek Wawszczyk, Tomasz Leśniak, Jakub Tarkowski

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More info:

Jan Naszewski, International Promotion & PR, T-Mobile New Horizons IFF, jan@snh.org.pl

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