The Chicago International Film Festival
lineup includes Polish films and co-productions supported by the Polish Film Institute.
Festival runs October 6 through 20, 2011.
KRET (The Mole) IN MAIN
“The Mole” is a
feature debut of Rafael Lewandowski and will represent Polish cinema in the Main Competition
of Chicago IFF. Borys Szyc playing the main role in the film won recently the Best
Actor award at Montreal International Film Festival. The viewers will also have
the chance to watch the latest Paweł Pawlikowski film “Woman In the Fifth”,
a French/English/Polish co-production.
Copyrights: Kino świt
ZNIEWAŻONA ZIEMIA (Land of Oblivion / La
terre outragee) BY MICHALE BOGANIM IN NEW DIRECTORS COMPETITION
It's a French/German/Ukrainian/Polish
co-production starring Andrzej Chyra in one of the leading roles and with
Leszek Możdżer's music. The Polish co-producer on this project is Apple Film
Production. “Land of Oblivion” was recently
presented at Venice and Toronto Film Festivals.
2 POLISH FILMS IN WORLD CINEMA SECTION
animated film about a depraved hedgehog named George, based on a long-running
comic book series. The film was directed by Wojtek Wawszczyk, Jakub Tarkowski
and Tomasz Leśniak. A Norway/Swedish/Polish co-production “King of Devil’s
Island” by Marius Holst will also screen in this section. The Polish co-producer on this project is Opus Film.
SHORTS 2: PEN & PAPER
In this section there will be presented Robert
Proch’s “Galeria”. So far the film has been screened at the
film festivals in Portugal, Canada and Denmark.