From tomorrow night, March 8, the annual Kinoteka Polish Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with a programme of new Polish movies backed up by some of the country’s cinematic classics. Kicking off with Juliette Binoche in hard-hitting prostitution drama ‘Elles’, the New Polish Cinema strand includes a screening of Oscar nominee ‘In Darkness’ followed by a director Q&A, ‘Fear of Falling’, the debut feature from the acclaimed director of short doc ‘Rabbit a la Berlin’, and much more. But it’s the 10x10x10 strand that really appeals: ten Polish masterpieces, including Andrzej Wajda’s remarkable ‘Kanal’ and ‘Ashes and Diamonds’ (above) and Polanski’s ‘Knife in the Water’. These films are hand-picked by a panel of cinematic giants including Mike Leigh, Ken Loach and Nic Roeg, resulting in a perfect potted history of Polish film. The festival takes place at Riverside Studios and other London locations.
For info, see kinoteka.org.uk.