KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival
Say cześć to the best in new Polish cinema.
Delve into a selection of 21st-century highlights rarely screened in the UK; multiple award-winners, auspicious debuts, comedies, dramas and documentaries, all telling strong stories and giving insight into contemporary Polish culture.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202088 minsDirector: Mariusz Wilczynski
This nightmarish, haunting and beautifully poetic animation is a deeply personal tale from self-taught animator Mariusz Wilczyński that was 15 years in the making.
Documentary200434 minsDirector: Hanna Polak
Oscar-nominated documentary following children found fighting for survival on the streets and railway stations of Moscow.
Drama200390 minsDirector: Marek Koterski
In this delightfully absurdist comedy, a misanthropic teacher enacts an incessant interior tirade against the modern world and the indignities of modern life.
Drama200895 minsDirector: Małgorzata Szumowska
Dark drama studded with pitch black comedy from Małgorzata Szumowska (Mug, The Other Lamb, Never Gonna Snow Again), about a successful photographer whose life unravels spectacularly.
Drama200996 minsDirector: Borys Lankosz
The impact of Stalinist politics is revealed through the everyday lives of three Polish women, in this remarkable black comedy that took the festival circuit by storm.
Drama200186 minsDirector: Robert Glinski
A series of ill-judged choices divert 15-year-old Tereska into a cycle of violence and poverty, in this strong, visceral coming-of-age drama.
Documentary2016103 minsDirector: Michal Marczak
Michal Marczak won a Directing Award at Sundance 2016 for this immersive profile of two twentysomethings as they roam night-time Warsaw, shot over the course of a year.
Drama-documentary201681 minsDirector: Pawel Lozinski
Deeply intimate documentary in which a mother and her daughter take part in a family therapy to improve their painful relationship.
Drama201194 minsDirector: Wojciech Smarzowski
Agata Kulesza (Ida) won the Polish Academy Award for Best Actress for this devastating tale of wartime survival and shared trauma.
Thriller2018102 minsDirector: Agnieszka Smoczynska
Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s follow up to The Lure (2015) is an unsettling, gripping psychodrama about a woman trying to rebuild her family life after two years' absence with severe memory loss.
Drama2006105 minsDirector: Krzysztof Krauze
Timely slice of social realism following a family forced to stay in a cramped relative's flat and the eruption of tensions that ensue.