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Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2014: A treat for cinephiles

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s fans who missed out on his retrospective showcased at IFFI Goa will now have a chance to attend it in the capital as part of second edition of the Kinoteka Polish Film Festival 2014. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the premiere of his iconic The Decalogue series, and on the occasion the first four episodes from it will be screened  as part of a Krzysztof Kieslowski Retrospective. One of the greats of European cinema, he gained worldwide renown for The Decalogue series, The Double Life of Veronique, and Three Colors: Blue, Red and White.

Organised by the Polish Institute in New Delhi, the festival is aimed at celebrating the best of Polish cinema, including award-winning films from Poland’s great auteurs and exciting features from a new generation of Polish film-makers. “The Polish Institute is bringing new Polish films from the years 2012-2014 including the Oscar candidate from Poland, Ida by Pawel Pawlikowski,”says Anna Tryc-Bromley, director of the Polish Institute. Written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, and directed by Pawlikowski ( renowned for feature films such as Last Resort and My Summer of Love), the film stars Agata Trzebuchowska as Ida, and Agata Kulesza as Wanda. The film won the Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.

A still from Ida

In addition to the Kieslowski screenings, the festival is also hosting a world poster exhibition based on the director’s films. Curated by the Film Museum in Lódz (Muzeum Kinematografii w Lódzi), the exhibition consists of 45 film posters featuring some of Kieœlowski’s most critically acclaimed films, made in the years between 1976 and 1994. In New Delhi, the Krzysztof Kieslowski Retrospective will take place at Alliance Française, and will also feature the  poster exhibition mentioned above from 3rd – 12th December 2014.

A still from Papusza

The festival is already on in Mumbai since November and will kick off in Delhi today. Film director Andrzej Jakimowski will be opening the festival in Delhi today evening with his touching drama Imagine. Jakimowski told Business Standard that he is ‘very happy to be able to bring this film to Indian audiences; the theme of the movie is universal as it touches upon people’s struggles and their ability to overcome them with determination and grit. I hope the festival is able to reach out to film lovers in India and show them the  variety that is present in Polish cinema.’ Imagine has previously been screened at TIFF and Busan International Film Festival.  

All the events are free entry, on first come first served basis.

Date Film Venue
2 December Imagine (105’)
7 pm
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
3 December Dekalog I & II (57’) + (57’)
7 pm onwards
ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, KK Birla Marg, Lodi Estate
New Delhi 110003
5 December Dekalog III & IV (57’) + (57’)
7 pm onwards
ML Bhartia Auditorium, Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, KK Birla Marg, Lodi Estate
New Delhi 110003
8 December Papusza (131’)
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
9 December Life Feels Good (107’)
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
10 December Jack Strong (128’)
7 pm
Gulmohar Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
12 December Ida (80’)
7 pm
Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003
Schedule and photos courtesy the Polish Institute, New Delhi    

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