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POLISH FILMS AT 47th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.

Press releases 2011-10-18

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 COMPETITION

“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.

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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

Polish 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.

During the last year’s edition of Chicago IFF the Gold Plaque award went to “Erratum” by Marek Lechki.