Polish film Time to Die screened at Toronto fest


    The Polish Film Institute, whose mission is to support the country's film industry, is co-financing Time to Die, a tale of an elderly woman's struggle in communist Poland, at the Toronto International Film Festival where it was screened Thursday.

    The film is directed by Dorota Kędzierzawska and is her fourth film to be screened at the festival following Devils, Devils (1991), Crows (1994) and I Am (2005).

    The director also wrote the screenplay for the film, which paints a gentle portrait of the owner of a derelict mansion who mixes happy memories of waltzing to Strauss in prewar Poland with the harsher realities of a communist regime.

    The film was produced by Kid Film Arthur Reinhart (www.kidfilm.pl) and co-produced by Polish Television - Film Agency with co-financing from the Polish Film Institute.