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 is supported by Dublin City Council.
The nationwide festival, which coincides with the UEFA Republic of Ireland vs Poland qualifier on the 29th March, is an initiative led by Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Rí¬ordáin T.D. (Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Department of Justice and Equality), the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin and the Football Association of Ireland.
The Polish Film Festival at the Light House 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 SHORT FILM ABOUT KILLING
6.30pm, Monday 30 March 2015 (1987)
A confrontational study of the protracted process of ending someone’s life, whether through casual murder or meticulously calibrated execution.
MOTHER JOAN OF ANGELS
6.30pm, Tuesday 31 March 2015 (1961)
A stark psychological drama about demonic possession in a convent, based on the same historical events that inspired Ken Russell’s The Devils.
6.30pm, Wednesday 1 April 2015 (1957)
Andrej Munk's brilliantly incisive WWII black comedy that offers a decidedly subversive take on the traditional image of Polish heroism.
6.30pm, Thursday 2 April 2015 (1976)
A linguistics competition at a university’s summer camp is the backdrop for a wittily satirical drama about the elusiveness of language.
6.30pm, Friday 3 April 2015 (1960)
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.
MAN OF IRON
4pm, Saturday 4 April 2015 (1981)
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.
ASHES AND DIAMONDS
4pm, Sunday 5 April 2015 (1958)
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.
Further information: Gavin Feiritear, Marketing Officer, Light House Cinema (01) 8728006 (Ext 119) / email@example.com