TRICKS will open the Warsaw Film Festival Oct. 12

Warsaw, September 8th, 2007

TRICKS will open the Warsaw Film Festival

TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski, awarded at Venice September 8, will open the 23rd Warsaw International Film Festival on Friday, October 12.

TRICKS got two awards: the Europa Cinemas Label, given by a Jury of European exhibitors, and the Laterna Magica Award. The Europa Cinemas network, supported by MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Union, includes 479 cinemas in 29 countries. The award has a concrete dimention - Europa Cinemas created a mechanism to encourage its members to screen the awarded film.
The Jury said in a statement, "This is a director with real promise, maintaining the long and proud tradition of great Polish cinema. TRICKS is a touching and intimate look at everyday working class life in the Polish countryside, an emotive insight into the new Europe. Jakimowski´s direction of his cast is particularly impressive, as is the cinematography by Adam Bajerski."

The film, presented at Giornate degli Autori / Venice Days, was produced by Jakimowski's own company ZAiR, coproduced by Wytwornia Filmow Dokumentalnych i Fabularnych, Telewizja Polska S.A., Canal+ Cyfrowy, Opus Film, supported by Polish Film Institute. Polish theatrical release by Kino Swiat is scheduled for October 26.

The full programme of WIFF will be announced at the press conference September 25, 2007.
Tickets Pre-Sale: October 5-11 at Empik, ul. Marszałkowska 116/122 in Warsaw.
Accreditation - for media and industry accreditation forms and regulations please go to www.wff.pl. Deadline for submitting the forms: Wednesday, September 26. For accreditation-related issues please contact: Bartek Pulcyn, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

WIFF is organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw, the Minister of Culture. Sponsors: Nescafé, Empik, Orange, British Airways, and HBO / Cinemax. Partners: Telewizja Polsat, Film Finders - A Division of Withoutabox, Twins / Twins.Net, BenQ, VH1, Hotel Sofitel Victoria, Onet.pl, and Filmweb. Subsidies: The City of Warsaw, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, MEDIA Plus, Polish Film Institute.

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Last modified on 29-10-2007