11-09-2020

Announcing first Discoveries of 36. WFF!

DISCOVERIES

This won’t come as anything new if we mention that each year in our Discoveries section we present absolutely astonishing films. It won’t be any different this year. In our quest for best movies we visit the faraway lands, watch hundreds of titles to pick the most interesting, thought-provoking, simply special of them all. This year we chose films that were presented in film festivals such as Sundance, Venice and Berlin, and which the Warsaw audiences will have a unique chance to watch as the first ones on the big screen. Come join us and our discoveries for these wonderful travels. Here are the first ten titles from our Discoveries section.

***ATTENTION: TICKET PRESALE BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1!***

PRESS CONFERENCE OF 36. WFF WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23 AT 12.00 NOON IN KULTURALNA, PALACE OF CULTURE – COME JOIN US!

CODED BIAS / ZAKODOWANE UPRZEDZENIE, dir. Shalini Kantayya, USA, United Kingdom, China 2020, 84 min.

What are the consequences of the startling discovery that facial recognition algorithms are racially and gender biased? Premiere at Sundance 2020.

PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME dir. Lili Horvát

PREPARATIONS TO BE TOGETHER FOR AN UNKNOWN PERIOD OF TIME / PRZYGOTOWANIA, ŻEBY BYĆ RAZEM PRZEZ CZAS NIEOKREŚLONY / FELKÉSZÜLÉS MEGHATÁROZATLAN IDEIG TARTÓ EGYÜTTLÉTRE, dir. Lili Horvát, Hungary 2020, 95 min.

An unusual story about the narrow borderline between reality and imagined reality, premonitions, intuition and the secret of our irrational choices regarding love. Premiere at Venice 2020, „Giornate degli Autori” section.

DRAMA GIRL / DRAMA GIRL, dir. Vincent Boy Kars, The Netherlands 2020, 90 min.

Vincent Boy Kars invites 26-year-old Leyla to a film experiment. The young woman is to act out a number of key, emotionally packed scenes from her recent past together with professional actors. Premiere at Rotterdam 2020.

THE MOLE AGENT dir. Maite Alberdi

THE MOLE AGENT / AGENT KRET / EL AGENTE TOPO, dir. Maite Alberdi, Chile, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain 2020, 84 min.

An unusual blend of spy comedy and poignant reflection on old age and the exclusion of senior citizens from everyday life. Premiere at Sundance 2020.

LADIES OF STEEL / KOBIETY ZE STALI / TERÄSLEIDIT, dir. Pamela Tola, Finland 2020, 90 min.

Seventy-five-year-old Inkeri killed her husband with a frying pan. In anticipation of a prison term, she wants to live at last. She and her two sisters get in the car and flee. Premiere at Göteborg 2020.

SUMMER WHITE / LETNIA BIEL / BLANCO DE VERANO, dir. Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson, Mexico 2020, 85 min.

A moving story about the end of childhood, about physical and psychological change. An austere and extremely frank debut. Premiere at Sundance 2020.

ALL THE PRETTY LITTLE HORSES / WSZYSTKIE PIĘKNE KONIKI / OLA TA MIKRA OMORFA ALOGA, dir. Michalis Konstantatos, Greece, Belgium, Germany, 105 min.

What aspects of personality reveal themselves when your social and financial status changes? How high was your opinion of yourself? What didn’t you know about yourself? What can you learn when you become poorer? A thriller. Premiere at Sarajevo 2020.


LADIES OF STEEL dir. Pamela Tola

ASSASSINS / ZABÓJCZYNIE, dir. Ryan White, USA 2020, 104 min.

They thought they were taking part in a hidden-camera show, but they murdered the half-brother of the North Korean leader. The shocking story of two young women: one Indonesian, the other Vietnamese. Premiere at Sundance.

SOW THE WIND / KTO SIEJE WIATR… / SEMINA IL VENTO, dir. Danilo Caputo, France, Italy, Greece 2020, 91 min.

An ode to nature, interweaving modernity and tradition, rebellion and conservatism, science and pagan beliefs against the backdrop of a Catholic country. Premiere at Berlinale 2020, Panorama section.

RUN UJE RUN / BIEGNIJ, UJE, BIEGNIJ / SPRING UJE SPRING, dir. Henrik Schyffert, Sweden 2020, 77 min.

Uje Brandelius is the singer of the Swedish band Doktor Kosmos, famous for their humorous lyrics and music videos. Some time ago he noticed some worrying symptoms. Premiere at Göteborg 2020.

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36th Warsaw International Film Festival, organised by the Warsaw Film Foundation, is supported by The Capital City of Warsaw, Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and Marshal's Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship. The WFF Sponsors and Partners are: Epson, Fabryka Wyobraźni, Going. The Official Carrier are LOT Polish Airlines. The Festival Cinemas are Kinoteka and Multikino Złote Tarasy. Our Film Industry Partner in China is Film Factory. The official cars are provided by MB Motors. The Festival Hotel is Marriott Warsaw. The Media Partners are: AMC, Co Jest Grane 24, Filmweb, K MAG, Onet, SundanceTV, and Radio Zet. Our shipper is DHL.

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