Ladies and gentlemen,
here comes the 12th Polish Cinema for Beginners. Trip will be our main theme – films shown under the slogan “On the Road” will take us on the trip by car, train or on foot. First we set off by plane: the April edition will open at April 4th by Paweł Maślona‘s ‘Panic Attack’.
A Plane, and on its board a group of Poles returning from vacation. Everything can happen here. Others, being in the country, devote themselves to different journeys: kids are on a drug trip, a woman on a date with her ex, mother connected to a computer game. We look at the characters of seemingly unrelated episodes in crisis moments, which on one hand raises drama, on the other, is sprinkled with a large dose of black humor, which almost explodes from the screen. Thanks to this, a multi-layered story with strong, memorable characters, played by the finest Polish actors (Magdalena Popławska, Artur Żmijewski, Dorota Segda), is watched with flushed face. Paweł Maślona’;s directing debut became a sensation of 2017 and quickly gained the status of an iconic film.
The screenings during the 12th season of PCFB will be accompanied by lectures and meetings with filmmakers, film scholars and experts, who paint the broader social and historical context of each title. The meetings will be led by Adam Kruk – film critic, journalist and film expert, the winner of the Grand Prix award named after Krzysztof Mętrak, member of FIPRESCI. The whole, as always, is held in English, so that all residents of Wrocław – regardless of where they come from – can learn about the roads and sideways of Polish cinema.
The “Panic Attack” screening will take place on April 4 at 19:00 in the New Horizons Cinema. Tickets at the price of 17 PLN can be purchased before the screenings at the cinema box office and on the KinoNH.pl. More information about the project can be found at: PolishCinema.com.pl i facebook.com/PolishCinema. Wrocław Film Foundation invites you all to visit Polish Cinema for Beginners – event co-financed by the municipal office of Wrocław.
So we’re leaving! See you at the cinema!