Wednesday 20 May
11:30 Polish producers and film related services presentation day at Polish stand
13:30 Journalists's lunch hosted by Maire de Cannes at Place de la Castre, le Suquet
By invitation ONLY
17:00-18:00 Short Film Corner Happy Hour in the Film Market on the lower level of the Palais for those with festival accreditation
17:30-18:30 Nordic Happy Hour at Scandinavian Terrace 55 La Croisette
20:00-22:00 Hungarian Cocktail at the Plage des Palmes
Evening Scripteast Kieslowski Awards
12:00 Before Twilight directed by Jacek Blawut
drama Running time: 96 mins.
Producer: Boo Boo Films Poland
12:00 Slovenian Girl directed by Damjan Kozole
Alexandra is a 23 year old student of English and literature about to write her thesis. She comes from a small town and her parents are divorced. No one knows that she runs personal ads under the nickname "The Slovenian Girl" and that prostitution is her secret source of income.
14:00 Miracle Seller directed by Jaroslaw Szoda and Boleslaw Pawica
Producer Fabryka Films Poland
Polish Swedish Coproduction supported by TVP, Performance Marketing group and PISF,
Coproducers Tomas Eskisson of Film I Vast and Fredrik Zander from Republiken Produced and directed by EAVE graduate Jaroslav Szoda (FABRYKA PL) and Boleslaw Pawica. JS is laos DOP Mitko Panov wrote the script based on an original idea by Grzegorz Loszewski http://www.fabrykafilmow.pl/
Dir: Ain Mäeots
The first film in the world made in Seto language
Producer: Anneli Ahven, Exitfilm, Estonia
Taarka is a life story of a woman with a very special destiny, about the Seto people, their life in Russia, the way they ended up in the Republic of Estonia in 1930s, and how they were Estonianized.
A country girl who in spite of fate or maybe due to her misfortune stayed true to her nature, her talent and her calling.
A woman who danced where she could have walked and sang where others might have spoken.
18:00 I WAS HERE
Dir: Rene Vilbre
#8 highest grossing film in Estonia in 2008 (46 561 viewers)
Riina Sildos, Amrion, Estonia
Aleksi Bardy, Helsinki-Filmi OY, Finland
Nobody is born to be a drug dealer.
Rass, 17, elite school student, though living alone and poorly in an Estonian slum, has dreams about family and love. One night he gets a phone call from his friend who invites him to a party held in honour of Olari, 26, who has just got out of prison. That very same day Rass has sold his cell phone and his jacket in order to buy some food.
Olar offers Rass an opportunity to earn some money. He has to sell drugs. Rass agrees. This is the start for a turbulence of uncontrollable events where he is drawn in. Getting arrested may be his only chance to start that other life he is dreaming about.
The Polish Film Institute every year backs the production of a wide range of short films. Some of this year's best have been collected into the programme Polish Shorts
Polish Shorts are available to screen on demand at the Short Film Corner at the lower level of the Palais as part of the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner Programme
Co Mowia Lekarze (What the Doctors Say) directed by Michal Wnuk
Krakow Film Foundation +48 12 2946 945
Dialog directed by Cezary Iber
Icebreaker films +33 6 59 94 08 02
Echo directed by Magnus Von Horn
Esterhazy directed by Izabela Plucinska
With participation of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, European Media Program, PISF and TVP S.A
Produced by Donten and Lacroix Films Poland +33 6 99 30 85 17
Esterhazy official web site : http://www.esterhazy.info/
Grobari (Grave Diggers) directed by Bartek Cierlica
Kodak Pathe +33 1 4001 3185
Incydent (The Incident) directed by Jan Kwiecinski
Akson Studio +48 22 840 6834
Luksus (Luxury) directed by Jarek Sztandera
Malzonkowie (Significant Others) directed by Dara Van Dusen
Tel +47 913 79 482
Moja Nowa Droga (My New Life) directed by Barbara Bialowas
Na Kredyt (On Credit) directed by Przemyslaw Nowakowski
Obcy VI (Alein VI) directed by Borys Lankosz
Wszytskie Male Klamstwa Anny (All Anna's Little Lies) directed by Krzysztof Bizio
Vena Cava directed by Saga Mariko
Tel+48 505 835 709
Wesolych Swiat (Merry Christmas) directed by Tomasz Jurkiewicz
Fiction Comedy Drama
Appetite Production Tel +48 607 816 342
Wyrok (Judgement) directed by Pawel Orwat-Mokrzycki
Tel +48 696 011 298