20-09-2020

Discoveries continue!

With our festival’s Discoveries we’re travelling further in search of amazing stories and larger-than-life characters. Here are the additional nine titles of the section that leave us in awe of their diversity, and the ability to provoke discussion. Thanks to them we have a chance to embark on journeys that in this strange year were not always possible. Join us!

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Black Bear / Czarny niedźwiedź, dir. Lawrence Michael Levine, USA

Screened at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a dark story about a creatively blocked filmmaker who decides to exploit a squabbling couple.

Ghosts / Duchy / Hayaletler, dir. Azra Deniz Okyay, Turkey/France/Qatar

A film about Istanbul's lost generation, beleaguered by political, religious and economic uncertainties. GHOSTS is the winner of Venice Critics' Week's Grand Prize!

Hong Kong Moments, dir. Zhou Bing, Hongkong/Germany

A unique portrait of seven people on both sides of the conflict during months-long protests in Hong Kong in 2019. An unusual exercise in compassion that inspires reflection.

Kids Run, dir. Barbara Ott, Germany

An unusual story about a young man whose love for his children drives him to tirelessly battle against the injustice of poverty.


The Dinner / Kolacja/ Haarucha, dir. Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky

The Dinner / Kolacja/ Haarucha, dir. Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzky, Israel

While a Ukrainian immigrant couple have nothing but their love, a well-to-do Israeli couple have verything but love. A passionate social drama.

Gull / Mewa / Gal-mea-gi, dir. Mi-jo Kim, South Korea

A moving debut film in which a marginalized middle-aged woman stands up to protect her dignity through a lonely fight.

I'm In Love With Pippa Bacca / Pippa Bacca moja miłość, dir. Simone Manetti, Italy

Hitchhiking from Milan all the way to Jerusalem through 11 countries consumed by armed conflict while dressed as a bride - sounds crazy. But this was the mission of Milanese artist Giuseppina Pasqualino di Marineo, better known as Pippa Bacca.

Tereza37, dir. Danilo Šerbedžija, Croatia

Another miscarriage? Maybe try with a different man than your husband? An unconventional story about a woman whose need for change leads to some unexpected consequences.

Yalda, A Night For Forgiveness / Yalda, noc przebaczenia, dir. Massoud Bakhshi, France/Iran

Iran's most popular TV reality show. If one woman forgives another in front of the camera, the latter woman's life will be spared. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

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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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