A Polish Film Festival, curated by director Martin Scorsese, will take place at the Light House Cinema, Dublin from March 30th to April 5th, as part of Polska Eire 2015.
The festival features a series of restored classic Polish films. Describing the choice of films, Martin Scorsese explains: “There are many revelations in the ‘Masterpieces of Polish Cinema’ series and whether you’re familiar with some of these films or not, it’s an incredible opportunity to discover for yourself the great power of Polish cinema on the big screen in brilliantly restored digital masters”
The Festival includes:
A confrontational study of the protracted process of ending someone’s life, whether through casual murder or meticulously calibrated execution.
A stark psychological drama about demonic possession in a convent, based on the same historical events that inspired Ken Russell’s The Devils.
Andrej Munk’s brilliantly incisive WWII black comedy that offers a decidedly subversive take on the traditional image of Polish heroism.
A linguistics competition at a university’s summer camp is the backdrop for a wittily satirical drama about the elusiveness of language.
After three successive films about Polish history, Wajda turned his attention to the present with this affectionate but caustic look at early Sixties Polish youth culture.
As the Solidarity protests swelled in 1980, Wajda filmed this Palme d’Or winner of government-backed espionage against the real backdrop of world-changing events.
A masterpiece of Polish cinema that vividly captures the turbulence and confusion following WWII, as a former resistance hero turns anti-Communist assassin.
The Polska Eire festival is supported by Dublin City Council and other local authorities, along with many Polish organisations and cultural, community and sporting groups across the country.
To book tickets for the Polish Film Festival at the Light House Cinema go to lighthousecinema.ie or phone the Box Office at (01) 8728006.