All about a mother / Music at the 60th Krakow Film Festival

    60th Krakow Film Festival begins on Sunday.

    This edition will take place entirely online. The program is available on the festival website, you can buy festival passes and tickets on our website now.

    On the occasion of the jubilee, 60th edition, the passes are available at exceptional jubilee prices – for the opportunity to watch almost 200 films you will pay only PLN 60!
    Movies can be watched all over Poland. The program includes the premieres of the best documentary, short and animated films from around the world and Poland.

    All about a mother at the 60th Krakow Film Festival

    otherhood is probably one of the hardest and at the same time strangest life roles that a woman can fulfil. It would be a mistake to look at that process through the lens of universal values and experiences. Each image of a mother is a separate story full of extreme emotions and constant changes. That must be the reason why the topic of motherhood so often attracts filmmakers’ attention.

    On the foreground of motherhood stories in this year’s festival programme comes a documentary “I Need the Handshakes” (dir. Andrej Kuciła). We meet in it a 92-year-old Walentyna who lives in a vast Belarussian back country and takes care of her daughter who has been suffering from paralysis since birth. Andrej Kuciła’s film is filled to the brink with emotions even though its maker is extremely careful not to cross the boundaries of his protagonists’ intimacy.


    Music at the jubilee edition of Krakow Film Festival

    We will not meet this year below the Wawel Castle at the open-air “Sound of Music” cinema, but it doesn’t mean that the 60th Krakow Film Festival will miss out on music. It will be loud and very diverse! In our programme you will find screenings of the most interesting music documentaries and meetings with the filmmakers behind them, as well as a concert, a DJ set and Music Video Night. All events will be transmitted on the festival’s website and social media.

    Music motifs in the programme

    Nine music documentaries will compete in DocFilmMusic competition where we will hear rock, klezmer, classical music, country from East Germany and African jazz performed by protagonists including a talented musician sentenced to prison for manslaughter, a bard from a German mine, an eccentric artist from Israel, an autistic genius from Korea, a musical prodigy from India and a band of Holocaust survivors.


    The programme of the 60th Krakow Film Festival will be moved entirely online! Festival  starts on May 31 and will last until June 7!

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