The program will open with Maciej Pieprzyca’s film “Icarus. The Legend of Mietek Kosz”, which won the Silver Lions and the award for the best leading role Dawid Ogrodnik at the 44th Polish Film Festival Gdynia and scooped two 2020 Polish Eagles for best sound and best music.
Inspired by real events, the film tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist Mietek Kosz, who won the top prize at the Montreau Jazz Festival and had a great career, which did not bring him happiness.
Piotr Domalewski’s second feature film, “I Never Cry,” deals with themes of economic migration, lack of financial stability, and emotional indifference.
In the film “Interior,” Marek Lechki, the author of the cult and award-winning “Erratum,” tells a touching story of two people who have to tear down everything they have fought for so far to find happiness.
The program includes the latest animated film “Kill It and Leave This Town.”
The documentary film “Lessons of Love” by Małgorzata Goliszewska and Katarzyna Mateja, about a woman who has done what others expected of her for decades, will also be screened.
In addition to feature films, short films will also be screened, including Stanisław Cuske’s “The End of the Season” and Tomasz Śliwiński’s “Ondine.”
The festival will take place in Osijek on 13-16 May, in Split from 24 May to 1 June, in Rijeka on 26-29 May, and Dubrovnik on 18-26 June.
From April to November, the festival’s 14th edition will also take place in several other countries, from Albania and Belarus to Iceland and Uzbekistan.
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