Polish films at 48th Karlovy Vary IFF

The lineup of the 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival was announced on 4th June 2013. The Festival will take place from 28th June to 6th July 2013.


Polish productions will be presented in the following Festival’s key sections:


  • Main Competition

Among 14 titles competing for the Crystal Globe Polish 'Papusha' ('Papusza') will have its world premiere. The film is directed by Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze - winners of the Karlovy Vary Crystal Globe Award, the Best Director Award and the Best Actress Award for Krystyna Feldman in 2005 for their film 'My Nikifor' ('Mój Nikifor').

The drama tells the story of Papusza, the first Roma poet to write down her poems and the first to have her works translated into Polish and officially published. The works of Papusza enriched Polish culture with insight into 'the Gypsy soul'. 'Papusha'  stars Jowita Budnik (Papusza) and Antoni Pawlicki (Jerzy Ficowski).


  • East of the West Competition

The 'East of the West' competition section, focusing on films by first-time and second-time directors from Central and Eastern Europe, features this year: 'Floating Skyscrapers' ('Płynące Wieżowce') by Tomasz and Dziewczyna z szafy 'The Girl from the Wardrobe' ('Dziewczyna z szafy'), the feature debut from Bodo Kox.


  • Documentary Film Competition

The documentary film competition will screen among others the feature documentary 'The Man Who Made Angels Fly' ('Lalkarz') by Wiktoria Szymańska and Paweł Ziemilski's 'Rogalik' - a short documentary.


  • Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch

Wojciech Smarzowski's 'Traffic Department' ('Drogówka') is among ten European films selected for screening in the out-of-competition Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch section of the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. In this section ten directors from across Europe showcase their films, specially selected by the staff of the prestigious 'Variety' magazine.


  • Forum of Independents

The lineup of the Forum of Independents, another competition section, includes the feature film 'Kamchatka' ('Kamczatka') by Jerzy Kowynia.

Further details available at: www.kviff.com

Source: www.pisf.pl


Katarzyna Własińska
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