In 2018 A Sunday in the Country in Wrocław will take place during the 18th New Horizons IFF from July 29 till August 1st.
A collaboration of Wrocław's New Horizons IFF and the European Film Academy (EFA), the 7th edition of 'A Sunday in the Country' gathers ten young film critics from Europe for a retreat/workshop in the first weekend of the festival. The participants meet for 3 days in a remote country house near Wrocław (Zagórze Śląskie on Bystrzyckie Lake) where they get to know each other, watch films and discuss them, meet special guests (filmmakers brought by the New Horizons) and talk about issues such as: What's the responsibility, if there is one, of a critic towards (national) film productions? And towards the reader? What is the reality for film critics in different countries? They exchange their professional experiences and build international relations.
For the 7th edition of the exceptional retreat-get-together 10 participants have been selected from 9 different countries:
Austria (Britta Rotsch), Denmark (Maria Bjerregaard), France (Yael Hirsch), Germany (Stefanie Borowsky), Hungary (Andras Huszar), the Netherlands (Alexander Zwart), Romania (Irina Trocan) and Italy (Matteo Berardini) and including 2 Poles, winners of the Krzysztof Mętrak Contest for young film critics: Kornelia Sobczak i Diana Dąbrowska.
They participants will work and network under the guidance of the established critic from Sweden, Hynek Pallas, as well as co-ordinators of the New Horizons Association and EFA. They will meet established filmmakers-guests of the New Horizons FF, directors of the competition movies: Isabella Eklöf (Holiday), Valérie Massadian (Milla), Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek (My Friend the Polish Girl), and Damian Nenow, co-creator of animated movie Another Day of Life.
The event is supported by the Polish Film Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Danish Cultural Center, the Embassy of the Netherlands, Italian Cultural Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, Institut Francais, Romanian Institute of Culture, Polish Cultural Institute in Berlin, Kulturbrauerei e.V. and organized in collaboration with Krzysztof Mętrak Award for young critics.