The Days of Polish Cinema is a project of the Polish Institute in Kyiv, which will be held for the twelfth time this year. The program traditionally includes the most interesting works of Polish cinema of two recent years.
In this year seven full-length Polish films, which have already received awards of prestigious international film festivals and viewers’ and critics’ acclaim, will be shown in six Ukrainian cities – Kyiv, Odesa, Vinnytsia, Kharkiv, Mariupol, and Lutsk.
The week of Polish cinema will open with the film which tells about the creation of Michalina Wisłocka’s book “The Art of Love”, a story of the Polish version of the sexual revolution (directed by Maria Sadowska).
Another biographical drama in the Days of Polish Cinema is dedicated to famous Polish scientist Maria Skłodowska-Curie (directed by Marie Noëlle).
This year Ukrainian viewers will have the possibility to watch films of the most diverse genres. There will be Mitja Okoron’s romantic comedy “The Planet of the Lonely”, Marcin Koszałka's thriller “The Red Spider”…
For the first time in several years the festival will include a children's film “Behind the Blue Door” (directed by Mariusz Palej). One of the lines of the drama “The New World” is a story of a Ukrainian emigrant Vira…
The program also includes several outstanding film debuts, in particular the first full-length feature film of Jan P. Matuszyński “The Last Family”, which won the Grand Prix of the last year's “Molodist” film festival.
The program of the 12th Days of Polish Cinema in Odesa will include a selection of prominent films made by graduates of Andrzej Wajda’s Film School on the occasion of the 15 year anniversary of Wajda’s school. And in Kyiv the closing ceremony of the Polish Film Week will finish with the documentary film “The Piano” (2015) about the instrument which became one of the symbols of the Euromaidan. The film will be presented by the director Vita Maria Drygas.