FESTIVALS: Nine Polish Films Compete at Camerimage


WARSAW: The 26th EnergaCamerimage IFF, which runs 10 – 17 November 2018 in Bydgoszcz, has selected nine films for the Polish competition.

The award in the Polish competition will go to both the director and the cinematographer, in keeping with the festival’s focus on the art of the cinematographer.

The competition includes films from some of Poland’s most notable directors, as well as by several lesser known names. Among them are films from Jan Jakub Kolski, Krzysztof Zanussi and Filip Bajon. Only three of the films are coproductions.

The films in the Polish competition are:

53 Wars (Poland)
Directed by Ewa Bukowska
Cinematography by Tomasz Naumiuk
Produced by Jacek Bromski
Coproduced by Canal +, The Chimney Pot, Wojciech Kabarowski Digital Movies, Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Back Home (Poland)
Directed by Magdalena Łazarkiewicz
Cinematography by Wojciech Todorow
Produced by Argomedia Production
Coproduced Dreamsound and Chimney
Supported by the Polish Film Institute and the Wroclaw Film Commission

Breaking the Limits / Najlepszy (Poland)
Cinematography by Piotr Sobociński Jr.
Directed by Łukasz Palkowski
Produced by Iron Films
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Butler / Kamerdyner (Poland)
Directed by Filip Bajon
Cinematography by Łukasz Gutt
Produced by Filmicon Dom Filmowy
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

A Cat with a Dog / Jak pies z kotem (Poland)
Directed by Janusz Kondratiuk
Cinematography by Witold Płóciennik
Produced by Akson Studio
Coproduced by Telewizja Polska, Studio Produkcyjne Orka, Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny (FINA)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Ether / Eter (Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, Ukraine)
Directed by Krzysztof Zanussi
Cinematography by Piotr Niemyjski
Produced by Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Telewizja Polska, Canal+(Poland)
Coproduced by Studio Uljana Kim (Lithuania), Lakoon Film (Hungary), Interfilm Production Studio (Ukraine)
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Podkarpackie Film Fund, the Ukrainian State Film Agency, the Lithuanian Film Centre and the Hungarian Film Fund

Fugue / Fuga (Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden)
Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Cinematography by Jakub Kijowski
Produced by Mental Disorder 4
Coproduced by Axman Production, CommonGround Pictures, Odra Film, Mazovia Film Fund, Film I Vast
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Nina (Poland)
Directed by Olga Chajdas
Cinematography by Tomasz Naumiuk
Produced by Film It

Pardon / Ułaskawienie (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
Directed by Jan Jakub Kolski
Cinematography by Julian A. Ch. Kernbach
Produced by Centrala
Coproduced by Mimesis Film and Sentimentalfilm
Supported by the Polish Film Institute