At the beginning of the year, we did an edition called Polish Cities, where we brought to the international crowds the film portraits of Polish cities – from Łódź, through Wrocław, to Poznań – this time we will see how Polish filmmakers see the world abroad. In the edition called Poland Abroad, we will present five films that will be arranged as a journey along the paths of Polish cinema all over the world. From Wajda to Polański, we will take a look at how Polish filmmakers find themselves in the international cinematography and how do they describe the world out there. The review will be opened by the digitally reconstructed Danton by the great Andrzej Wajda, made in France with the memorable, title role of Gérard Depardieu. For the closing, a film by Roman Polański, the most internationally known Polish filmmaker, The Ghost Writer, with a splendid acting duel between Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor. In the meantime, we will take a closer look at how younger filmmakers tell us about the world: Dariusz Gajewski’s Strange Heaven will show us the fate of a Polish family in Sweden, and in Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski, we will see a unique portrait of the Portuguese capital. We will also go to the United States, where Lech Majewski made his poetic film Gospel According to Harry, with the first important role of Viggo Mortensen. The screenings will be accompanied by lectures and discussions, held in English, with the invited guests: filmmakers and experts, who will introduce the audience to the context of the films. Therefore, on Autumn Thursdays, let’s set out on a journey following the footsteps of Polish filmmakers abroad – at 8 pm in the New Horizons Cinema.
As always everything will be held in English, allowing all the residents of Wrocław, regardless of their nationality, to find out more about Polish culture, traditions and history. Our great guests: filmmakers and film experts, will be there to guide the audience through the corners of Polish cities and the charm of Polish cinema.