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NEWS: Polish Film Festival at the IFI


5th-9th November, 2013

KINOPOLIS Polish Film Festival, the longest-running and largest Polish film festival in Ireland, returns for its 8th edition to the Irish Film Institute with some of the best Polish productions. The festival takes place from 5 – 9 November and will be showing 12 contemporary titles, cult animations, a mini-poster gallery in Filmbase and Q&As with world- renowned animator Piotr Dumała and award-winning film director Andrzej Jakimowski.

KINOPOLIS 2013 showcases productions which tackle every-day struggles of contemporary Poles such as self-defining personal identity and sex orientation or fighting with and winning over physical impairements. Poland is undergoing much sociocultural changes at present, and budding filmmakers have utilised this shift to analyse and redefine the make-up of modern Poles in their work, along with adopting the themes of Western liberalism, traditions of religious obedience and unspoken taboos.

This year’s festival opens with Imagine by Andrzej Jakimowski, starring Edward Hogg (White Lightnin’ (2209), Bunny and the Bull (2009)) and Alexandra Maria Lara (‘The Reader’ (2008), Rush’ (2013)) an inspirational love story set in Portugal. Jakimowski beautifully captures the sensual chemistry of two people with visual impairment, in a search of happiness. The film has received Best Director and Audience Award at the Warsaw Film Festival (2012). After the screening the audience will have a chance to see behind the camera, in the company of the director himself during a Q&A session.


Venue: The Irish Film Institute (IFI), Screen 2, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Dates: 5-9 November 2013

Tickets: from €5.90 – €10


For more details, please visit and follow KINOPOLIS Polish Film Festival Dublin on Facebook and Twitter (@KINOPOLIS_PFF).


5th November, 8.45pm – ‘Imagine’ by Andrzej Jakimowski, w/ director Andrzej Jakimowski in attendance

6th November, 6.20pm – ‘Traffic Department’ by Wojciech Smarzowski

7th November, 6.30pm – ‘Women’s Day’ by Marysia Sadowska

7th November, 8.30pm – ‘Love’ by Filip Dzierżawski

8th November, 6.30pm – ‘In The Name Of’ by Małgorzata Szumowska

9th November, 12pm – Dreams and Nightmares / Animations by Piotr Dumała, Q & A with Piotr Dumała after ‘Komeda, Komeda’

– ‘Little Black Riding Hood’

– ‘The Gentle One’

– ‘Freedom of the Leg’

– ‘Franz Kafka’

9th November, 12pm – ‘Komeda, Komeda’ by Natasza Ziółkowska – Kurczuk

9th November, 2.45pm – ‘Olena’ by Elżbieta Benkowska

9th November, 2.45pm – ‘A Diary Of A Journey’ by Piotr Stasik