"War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" by Dariusz Jablonski in Frontline Club in London

    "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them " by Dariusz Jablonski at the special screening in the prestigious Frontline Club in London.

    "War Games and the Man Who Stopped Them" was shown in May at one of the biggest documentary film festivals Hot Docs, Toronto.
    In June the prestigious Frontline Club in London shows selected productions from the festival at special screenings with the presence of directors who are invited to meet with the audience.

    Frontline Club is a unique place created for those who support the idea of independent journalism. The members are selected among journalists, correspondents, writers and aid workers who created one of the most important international net of intellectual elite.

    As the founders say: "The Club is a centre for a diverse group of people united by their passion for quality journalism and dedication to ensuring that stories that fade from headlines are kept in sharp focus. It exists to promote freedom of expression and support journalists, cameramen and photographers who risk their lives in the course of their work"

    Frontline Club organizes over 200 meetings, discussion panels and screenings every year. Leading politics and media representatives are invited to share their thoughts and opinions as well as discuss with viewers and listeners. All events organized by Frontline Club are open to the public.

    The screening of "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" will take place June 27th (Sunday) at 4 p.m (London time).
    More information on www.frontlineclub.co.uk

    Two days earlier, June 25th (Friday) "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" will have the Slovak premiere during the festival ART FILM FEST. The film will be shown in The Slovak Season Section. The premiere is followed by a press conference that will take place June 26th ( Saturday) in Trencianske Teplice.

    "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" is a uniquely constructed portrait of the Polish Colonel Ryszard Kukliński, who provided the CIA with more than 40,000 strategic documents from the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War. Was he a traitor, or the savior of Poland? The Polish documentary filmmaker Dariusz Jabłoński begins his story of the colonel in 2004, when he was supposed to interview him for the very first time. It turns out that Kukliński has just died, and at the request of the colonel's wheelchair-bound wife, Jabłoński agrees to take care of his ashes. He talks with a considerable number of closely involved ex-servicemen - from the U.S. head of espionage General William E. Odom to the Warsaw Pact Commander-in-Chief Viktor Kulikov, the Polish General Wojciech Jaruzelski, and former Polish President Lech Wałęsa. These interviews paint a picture of an idealistic man who saved Europe from a Third World War, but who also led a tragic life.

    "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" has been invited by numerous international festivals. As the first Polish film opened the biggest documentary film festival IDFA 2009 in Amsterdam. The film was selected for Hot Docs, Toronto and Dok.fest in Munich as well as shown in French-German TV ARTE and Polish Television as a 5 - episode series. "War Games" were also invited to be shown at special screenings around the Europe.

    "War Games and The Man Who Stopped Them" was produced by Apple Film Production, in co-production with Polish Televison S.A., ARTE, Trigon Production. Financially supported by Polish Film Institute, Ministry of Culture in Slovakia, MEDIA Programme.


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    Last modified on 24-06-2010