100 years – The story of Polish Cinema.
Polish Institute in Tel Aviv and Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw cordially invite to joint Polish Film Season in Israel.
Dive into the world of often unfulfilled love, not necessarily in its traditional form. Explore family affairs and its complexities, the power of film as a link between a real and an imaginary world. Zoom in for entanglements of history and moral dilemmas.
The Polish Film Season will enable you to admire the prewar Polish superstar Pola Negri (born as Apolonia Chalupiec) in The Beast - a silent movie directed by Aleksander Hertz, a brilliant director of Jewish origin. The Polish Zoom will not leave you indifferent to war struggles and the fight for one’s dignity and this is just what the first Polish female director Wanda Jakubowska did, depicting her Auschwitz experiences in a language of film.
Make a close-up of yourself while watching the characters discovering themselves by means of the camera. Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Camera Buff will certainly help you with it!
Embrace love while bombs are whistling above your head, judge the choices of the characters who seek affection during uncertain times that cannot promise you anything but mostly pain – How to be Loved by Wojciech Has..
Let lure yourself into the atmosphere of the 80s in Poland with The Lure by Agnieszka Smoczyńska. Its unworldly humor and fear might surprise you. The temptation is irresistible!
With The Last Family look behind the scenes of the family records of artist Beksinski. This experience is not far from a near-death experience in a paradoxically heart-warming and kind environment.
Finally, follow the complexity of Polish interwar history and the complicated fate of three nations inhabiting the former Polish-German borderland by watching The Butler by Filp Bajon, the winner of the second prize at the most important Polish movie festival in Gdynia.
Simply focus on the Polish ZooM! Internationally acclaimed and prize-winning Polish movies are within your reach.