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Invited Films

The 10th Anniversary NYPFF

Man of Hope (Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei- director Andrzej Wajda, 2013, 118 min.

This acclaimed film is a testimony to the Solidarity Movement, following the life of Lech Walesa, the Solidarity Party founder and Nobel Peace Prize recipient in the years leading up to Poland's peaceful revolution by blending contemporary news footage with the narrative to give "testimony to the truth". (A. Wajda)

Starring: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska

Papusza - director Joanna and Krzysztof Krauze, 2013, 132min.

Chronicles the tragic life of the Roma poet, Bronislawa Wajs commonly known as Papusza. As the first Roma poet to be published, she faced excommunication, persecution and poverty. The film depicts various phases of Papusha's life and short lived success. It is a testament to a beautiful spirited woman and her vanished culture.

Starring: Jowita Miondlikowska, Joanna Niemirska, Antoni Pawlicki, Artur Steranko

Floating Skyscrapers (Płynące wieżowce- director Tomasz Wasilewski, 2013, 85min.

Bold drama depicting a young man's coming-out experience in which he can no longer deny his repressed desires. The film gently conveys the real drama of sexual realism through masterful cinematography and remarkable performances.

Starring: Mateusz Banasiuk, Marta Nieradkiewicz, Bartosz Gelner

Loving (Miłość- director Slawomir Fabicki, 2012, 105min.

This stark and intense drama imparts the life changing experience of a seemingly content and happy couple in a small town who are expecting the arrival of their first child until a profound incident shatters their utopian existence and tests their relationship.

Starring: Julia Kijowska, Marcin Dorocinski

Life Feels Good - director Maciej Pieprzyca, 2013, 107min.

Portrays the struggles of a young man stricken with cerebral palsy but assumed by all to be mentally impaired. He proves that he is in fact a very intelligent and aware person in this extremely moving and superbly acted tribute to human resiliency.

Starring: Dawid Ogrodnik, Dorota Kolak, Arkadiusz Jakubik

Ticket to the Moon - director Jacek Bromski, 2013, 120min.

PREMIERE in New York!

In this 1969 drama two brothers are called to Navy Duty and while on route to report to the Baltic Sea Region they encounter old friends and form new bonds which have profound meaning in their lives.

Starring: Filip Plawiak, Anna Przybylska, Mariusz Kosciukiewicz

The Girl from the Wardrobe (Dziewczyna z szafy) - director Bodo Kox, 2013, 90min.

Story of three lonely and alienated people, two brothers and their neighbor Magda, all of whom suffer from various forms of self isolation prove that friendship, love and understanding always prevails.

Starring: Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Piotr Glowacki, Magdalena Rozanska

My Father's Bike (Mój rower) - director Piotr Trzaskalski, 2013, 94min.

Gripping tale of three men representing three generations, grandfather, father and son who are in conflict for years and who resolve their differences when a family circumstance brings them together to confront their relationships.

Starring: Artur Zmiejewski, Michal Urbaniak, Anna Nehrebecka


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