Two Polish films set for European Film Market premieres


    Two Polish films will have their international premieres during the European Film Market, which runs for nine days during the Berlinale. Distributor BooBoo films (www.booboofilms.pl) will be promoting the poetic film Glass Lips by Lech Majewski and the film Paradise Too Far by Radoslaw Markiewicz.

    The 98-minute-long Glass Lips is a film version of Majewski's videoart exhibition "Blood of a Poet" shown in New York's Museum of Modern Art during Berlinale 2007, the Venice Biennale and in many other galleries and museums. Thirty-three impressions, using no dialog, tell a story everyone can read in his or her own way. It's a poet's story about childhood, beauty, trauma and madness. It will be screened Feb. 11.

    Paradise Too Far is an 81-minute comedy about Macio, an octogenarian living in a rest home, who resolves to escape and meet his son. By coincidence, a driver and two other residents from the rest home join him in his journey which becomes the fulfilment of a secret dream for each of them. The film is a quasi-documentary because the director cast actual residents of a rest home in Katowice. IT will be screened Feb. 13.

    The Berlinale runs Feb. 7-17. The EFM runs concurrently except for Feb. 9-10.